DIY Modular Synth Drum Machine
Sometime in May 2020 I woke up and knew I had to build my own drum machine from scratch. Bass, snare and hi-hat synthesized through current manipulation.
As a synth and electronics newbie, I first created a software prototype based on VCV Rack. Then over time, I worked out the necessary parts to complete my modular drum synthesizer.
And in April 2021, I could then call the thing finished.
See the resulting modules below and check their video demos, schematics, stripboard/PCB layouts and references to other fellows’ designs ❤️️
|Conductor||Clock II 0.1||✅|
|Gate to Trigger Converter 0.1||✅|
|Bass Drum||Envelope Generator III 0.1.1||✅|
|VCO III 0.1.1||✅|
|Snare||Envelope Generator 0.1||✅|
|Exponential Converter 0.1||✅|
|VCO II 0.2.3||✅|
|Envelope Generator II 0.2.1||✅|
|Noise Generator 0.2||✅|
|Hi-Hat||Envelope Generator II 0.1||✅|
|Noise Generator 0.3||✅|
|Housing||Case II 0.1||✅|
|PSU & Distro Board 0.1||✅|