What is the Super GrooveAxe?
The Super GrooveAxe is a mini drum machine / sequencer. 4 sounds are available, and the playback speed of the pattern can be controlled.How do I use it?
There's a switch on the Battery Box, flip it on. The Red light will start blinking about every 1/4 second. Push one of the 4 sound samples, and you'll hear it play. The sample will repeat, and you you can layer on the other samples with each repetition to build up a complex pattern. The replay speed of the pattern can be controlled with the tempo button; push it once to change the tempo. Wait for as long as you'd like the tempo to last, and hit it again. Your pattern will now play with the new tempo.Where does the sound come out?
Sound comes out from the 3.5mm Audio jack on the top center. You can plug it directly into headphones or to another amp / input with a dubbing cable.How long do the batteries last?
I haven't been patient enough to run the batteries all the way down, but I'd estimate around 30 hours of play time. It runs on 3xAA's. Is it hard to put together?
NO! In fact, it makes a great first-time project. If you've soldered stuff before, it will take you about 20 minutes to put together, a little more if this is your first time.Where does the sound come out?
The sound comes out of the 3.5mm headphone jack. How big is it?
The GrooveAxe will fit in your hand, it's about 4" x 1".
The original GrooveAxe was designed by Grandtippler - he has re-done the audio samples and I designed the PCB for this improved version. A kit or bare PCB are available on Gadget Gangster