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Just completed the Soundlab Plus (photos of build)
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sndbyte



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:52 pm    Post subject: Just completed the Soundlab Plus (photos of build) Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi all,

I just finished building the Soundlab Plus. This is my second Soundlab, but this time I decided to have a custom panel made by Front Panel Express. I'm really happy with the panel they cut for me as it looks good and it makes the synth feel really solid.

soundlab plus

Here is the panel with pots and switches:
panel

the rear:
panel rear

my wiring diagram:
wire diagram

panel wiring (I used lots of heat shrink tubing on the flying resistors and diodes):
panel wiring

wiring up the pcb:
wiring up the pcb

placing it in the case:
placing it in the case

A detail shot showing the nice work FPE did on the panel. Notice I did not do any color in-filing. This saved me a lot of money and I think the silver looks good with black. The panel cost me $140 shipped.
detail 1

detail 3

And I even built a little amp for it (it's a recycled computer speaker)!
soundlab plus with amp
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ashleym



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well done. The synth looks superb. I love the panel, you have reworked the layout to make it look more professional. Does it sound as good as you hoped? Go on show off, did it work first time?

Did you think of taming the wiring? If I may suggest some tie wraps!?!?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Great build! Noise?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Just seen your flickr page via matrixsynth, now I understand why you got the design right.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sndbyte/
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sndbyte



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

ashleym wrote:
Well done. The synth looks superb. I love the panel, you have reworked the layout to make it look more professional. Does it sound as good as you hoped? Go on show off, did it work first time?

Did you think of taming the wiring? If I may suggest some tie wraps!?!?


Thanks. I'm really happy with the sound, especially the noise circuit which sounds much better than on my original Soundlab.

I left the wires loose just in case I had to do any trouble shooting. Fortunately I made only 2 mistakes. First I hooked one of the LFO wires to the incorrect point on the PCB. Second I made the mistake of reversing the two leds so that the power indicator flashed with the LFO and the LFO indicator led was just always on. Both of those mistakes were easy to fix.

Yesterday I completed the Electronic Drum Trigger that Ray has on his website. I put it in a small recycled wooden box (it was a sake cup box I had bought in Japan). There are 2 outputs, one a CV and one is a trigger for the AR Envelope. Here are some pictures of it:

electronic drum trigger 2

electronic drum trigger

electronic drum trigger detail
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siri



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Wonderfull build! Would you share the design file?
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