Projects

Quantisise VCO

Here is a wide range, non-precision, and somewhat unstable voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) with just a pot for initial frequency, a CV input attenuator, a triangle (-0.5 to +4.5 volts) and … Read More

Quantisise Progress

Here’s the populated front panel. It is just for show at this point. A view from the back. And the final block diagram for one of the six sections.  It … Read More

Quantisise Project

This project has been my focus for design and building since January, 2013.  The Quantisise (a composite name of quantize and six) will be a self-contained modular synthesizer designed for … Read More

SSM2164 Dual VCA Board

I needed six DC-coupled linear VCAs for the Quantisise project.  I discussed my requirements on this Muffwiggler forum topic and decided to use three PC boards, purchased from Dr. Sketch-n-Etch.  … Read More

Two of twelve sample and holds

Here is a CGS SSG board, assembled as a dual S&H with a one-shot circuit.  It’s the first of six identical boards for use in the Quantasise. The SSG (Smooth … Read More

Stand Alone Power Supply

I built a stand-alone power supply that delivers +/-15 volts @ 800 ma to use as a bench supply for testing modules under development, and also to use as the … Read More

The Other Studio

The dining room table has been taken over by Ciat-Lonbarde stuff.  I also set up the RCF powered monitors in the room.  Combined with the Macbook Pro and the firewire … Read More

Bananas

My banana cabinet is finished! It combines 5U modules, a rack of BugBrand, and my custom CGS Serge panel into one cabinet. Note the vertical alignment between the CGS Serge … Read More

CGS Serge Project Begins

My current project is underway. The panel was completed today (click the image for detail), but it’s only a facade. Behind the panel it’s empty. All of the modules are … Read More

Soldering Stations

I bought a brand new Weller WTCPT soldering station (left) to replace the old GC Supertemp (right).  The WTCPT is reputed to be one of the best temperature-controlled soldering stations.  … Read More