GetLoFi.com announced the 5th installment of the experimental garage sale. Read about it over there. Featuring lots of cool homemade gizmos, it should be lots of noise and fun. So mark your calendars. I’ll be set up there with my synths.
Sprockit is now available in the HackMe Store. For now, it’s only available without the case, either as a kit or as a built synth. I’m hoping to get the case done soon, but I’m waiting on the graphic design from my better half, who has presently got her hands more than full. I will make the case design, sans graphics, available for those who will be making their own.
Some of you enterprising Rockit users came across some bugs in the the 1.1 code. I listened and have now fixed them. There was a bug in the pitch bend code that caused some screwy behaviour. I also made some more improvements to the filter envelope behavior. I think I’ve found the perfect filter envelope speeds. At the same time, I found a better value for a couple more resistors. R75 and R76 are going to be 18k from here on. This reduces the maximum filter resonance but it kind of had to come down a little since the level going into the filter from the VCA had been increased. It’s not 100% necessary, but I think it makes a worthwhile improvement. You can download the new code here.
Sprockit is here. Just in time for the workshop. I built the first one of the final boards and it worked straight away. I shifted the layout to give lots of room for fingers and knobs. This layout is the cleanest to date from me. I’ve got the kits for the workshop ready to go. I’m working on some science content. Should be fun. Click through for a sample of Sprockit’s first sound.
On another note, the cases for Rockit have shipped from the laser cutter. The should be shipping next week. It’s a whole new Rockit experience when it’s got a case.
Sprockit is about to wrap up. The final boards will be on order for the workshop early next week. Sprockit features a new 4-pole low pass filter design that you can check out in the soundcloud clip. Sprockit has quite a bit of the Rockit sound with a little something special. I’m thinking about doing Kickstarter again for Sprockit. I’ll probably start that up toward the end of this month, beginning of next.