This is my serge Paper Face system. This is a simple overview of what it is and how it works. Over time and once I get better at this site, I will add the bill of material, other facts and resources to hacks and other goods on here. Stay tuned (5/11/17)
If you have any deeper questions feel free to pm me. :)
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Step 1: Choose Modules
1) Mankato VCF: http://www.dragonflyalley.com/synth/constructionMS...
2) Serge 73 VCF: https://cgs.synth.net/modules/cgs77_vcf.html
3) Sequential Switch: https://www.cgs.synth.net/modules/cgs28_seq_switch...
5) Burst Generator: https://www.cgs.synth.net/modules/burst_generator....
6) Psycho LFO: https://www.cgs.synth.net/modules/psycho_lfo.html
7) Synthacon VCF: https://www.cgs.synth.net/modules/cgs35_syntha_vcf...
Note: Once I get to know the site more, I will update more detail things like where to buy parts in bulk, spread sheets of bill of materials, and such. (5/11/17)
Step 2: Faceplate Decal
-Steel plate (dims soon)
-Banana Plugs. Red=Triggers/Blue= Bipolar signal::in/out::Logarithmic pattern::/Black=Audio input/output
-Newtype Magazine and other Manga goods and old Gundam Kits
I love the visual destruction of manga. When I have a more visual appealing faceplate to a synth, it creates a space that becomes a vessel to even more creativity. As much as I wanted to print out what input/output does, I kind of just threw that mentality out the door because I wanted this to have a feeling of true freedom. Not to say I don't have some that have labels, I just wanted to treat this more as a super custom system that is reflective of my style, my thinking and the fluidity of my creative process.
Once I laid out a collage I liked, I then did the arduous process of mounting all the banana plugs
Step 3: Mounting and Point to Point Soldering
The name says it all.
Once open my system this week, I will update more on the process for now:
I mounted my modules on these rails:
I then powered my system with this:
FOR SERGE'S WE ROLL WITH 12V ! ! ! make note of that
I then purchased machine screws and used 3 bolts. 1 to anchor the bolt to the board and 2 to mount the PCB. The Mankato, Burst Generator, and PLFO had odd sized PCB's so i had to get creative with my lay out. Again, once i take some better flicks you can visuals how i constructed a small city of PCB's.
Step 4: Patching and Testing
Once I got everything up and running, I built a Banana Plug to 1/8th inch converter. I then took my multi meter and Oscilloscope and fine tuned the circuits.