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Thomas Henry's SN76477 Super Controller Module
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Is there an interest in Super Controller PCBs?
Yes, by all means.
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No, it just doesn't cut the mustard, i think.
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I don't know. I mean, i... er...
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Tim Servo



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:47 am    Post subject: Thomas Henry's SN76477 Super Controller
Subject description: PCB Layout
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fonik wrote:
so here is the final version. as you might want to recognize: i added standard MTA.100 footprints for almost all potentiometers, switches and jack sockets. the boards size is 4.7 x 3.3 inch (120 x 84 mm). i will post some sound samples later this day.


Hi Fonik,

I had a couple of questions / comments. First off, it looks like you added .100MTA connectors for the pots and switches, but you should try to orient MTA connectors so that the polarizing tab is away from the outer edge of the board. For example, P3 is "backwards." It will still work just fine, but it doesn't really adhere to industry standards. However, that won't keep it from working, so I wouldn't worry too much about that one. Looking at M8, 9, 6 and 11 though, these won't work with the AMP connectors. The .100 Molex connectors are available with crimp pins that allow the wire to come out the top of the connector, but the AMP MTA connectors are an "IDC" style and require that the wire come out the front or back side. As you have these connectors placed, they are all front to back and the wires won't fit. Again, this is only a problem with the AMP connectors, but I like these because they are quicker to put together and are more robust since they don't rely on a separate crimped connection to the contact pin. For a better illustration of how the wires come out of the AMP MTA connectors, take a look at the Synth.com page at
http://www.synthesizers.com/technical.html
About 3/4 of the way down the page, you'll see some pictures accompanying the description of "6 pin MTA" and "2 pin MTA" connectors.

Am I making sense here? Again, there's nothing here that will keep the board from working, but it will be a little more difficult to wire up. Let me know if I'm rambling or being just plain stupid here (it's happened before), but I just thought I'd throw my $0.02 in.

Tim (oh wait, all I have is $0.01) Servo
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Thomas Henry's SN76477 Super Controller
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Tim Servo wrote:
...Am I making sense here? Again, there's nothing here that will keep the board from working, but it will be a little more difficult to wire up....

many thanks for the advice, tim. we all are here to learn and too help each other and i am certainly one of those, who have to learn more than others!

actually i wanted to do the layout just according the good old DIY wiring method: a lot of single wires from many different points of the board. but then i tried to do it a little bit better. thanks to your suggestions i will hopefully do just a little bit more better before sending the files to the manufacturer (still not perfect). i will see what i can achieve the next days. i definitely don't want the board to get much larger.

so again many thanks. your comments are highly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

i made some short samples tonight. they are uncut, just 5min playing around. i used the TH SN Super Controller Module, the TH SN-voice as oscillator and the baby10 instead of a keyboard, which does not matter.

so here some noise. there are three different noise timbres provided by the SCM. the sweep is modulated by the internal LFO, the filter is manually fiddled:
http://www.modular.fonik.de/sound/SCM/noise1.mp3
http://www.modular.fonik.de/sound/SCM/noise2.mp3
http://www.modular.fonik.de/sound/SCM/noise3.mp3

then the LFO modes. first the gated LFO triangle, then gated LFO square and at last a delayed LFO (the trigger comes with each deep note):
http://www.modular.fonik.de/sound/SCM/gatedLFOtri.mp3
http://www.modular.fonik.de/sound/SCM/gatedLFOsqr.mp3
http://www.modular.fonik.de/sound/SCM/delayedLFOtri.mp3

last but not least the s/h. noise1 fed into the s/h, then playing around with noise sweep and filter:
http://www.modular.fonik.de/sound/SCM/SHnoise1.mp3

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Great samples Matthias Wink

Can't wait to get my hands on a couple of pcb's and get building!

Well done on getting this together.

Brett
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

sounds great. put me down for 2. thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

did some minor changes in the layout according to tim's suggestions. check the 1st post for screenshot.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Great samples, Fonik!

Don't forget I'm one of those guys that wants a board..... Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Great examples of the Super Controller. The S/H example is a good demonstration of a key feature. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Great samples. You can put me down for two boards also, please.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

put me down for one, fonik
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi Fonik
now im also here.

wanna get one too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi Fonik!

One for me too, please!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Fonik,

Me too, one please!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'd love one!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

fonik wrote:

i still take advance orders until 12 JUL 2007, 10:00 UTC.


I did ask for one didn't I?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

likewise--i requested one when these were first being discussed... i am still interested.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'd like one board, please.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

bbob wrote:
likewise--i requested one when these were first being discussed... i am still interested.

bbob

@bbob & v-un-v
i considered everybody who said he had interest. so you both are on the list...
i simply have not had the time to send a confirmation to everybody this time, sorry.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I want 2 boards, Is it still posible?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Scirocco wrote:
I want 2 boards, Is it still posible?

it is. you are on the list.

@all
i will be on vacation for the next two weeks, so don't wonder if i won't answer then...

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Nice !

Good vacation fonik !

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

i am back from vacation and found the PCBs in the mail. i will test one next week and i will still have to do that documentation!
that's how the PCBs look like:
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:22 am    Post subject: Super controller pcb looks great! Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hi Fonik,
Are you looking for beta testers? I'd be glad to, and have all the parts all ready to go! I'd love to have three right now!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Fonik,

Excellent work!

Phil,

don't you have enough to do?!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Nice to have you back Mr. Matthias Very Happy

Board's lookin' good too.

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