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bcalla

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Vibe Station
« on: April 11, 2021, 09:32:31 AM »
This is Brejna's Pangea.  I started it last spring & just finished it.  It lived on my "needs troubleshooting" shelf for many months.  I originally etched the board for the Voicing mod, but I couldn't get it to work.  Then I built the mod on a piece of prototyping board and it still didn't work.  So I shelved it for a while.  When I pulled it off the shelf and spent some time studying it, I realized that I wired the mod wrong.  That was probably the problem with my etched board, too.

And your eyes ARE NOT playing tricks on you - the decal is a bit distorted.  I decided to use up some old clear spray paint rather than my usual Envirotex finish, and I guess I was a little heavy-handed.

Anyway, here it is and it sounds great!





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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2021, 01:16:37 PM »
Nice! Looks clean, and Iím sure itís a blast to mess around with.

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Re: Vibe Station
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2021, 02:21:50 PM »
Excellent, it's such a super sounding and mega versatile vibe box! Good on ya for getting it going, hours of fun!
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Re: Vibe Station
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2021, 07:37:31 PM »
Big reminder that I really need to finish up the enclosure on mine.  It was a challenging build and by the time I got mine stuffed in I didn't want to touch anything.

You made it look easy, very nicely done.
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Re: Vibe Station
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2021, 10:18:10 PM »
That's a whole lot of circuit in that enclosure. The more knobs, the better, I always say. Are those knobs plastic or metal? I like the simple cylindrical shape of them.
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Re: Vibe Station
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2021, 10:32:40 PM »
Thanks to all.  It really does sound great, and has a great range of sounds.

The more knobs, the better, I always say. Are those knobs plastic or metal? I like the simple cylindrical shape of them.

Knobs & LEDs are why I build in the first place. :)

The knobs are metal.  I filled the pointers with white nail polish.  They came as just a notch in the top & side - black-on-black.  I couldn't tell where they were set from more than a few inches away. 

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Re: Vibe Station
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2021, 11:48:55 AM »
That's awesome.  8)

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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2021, 12:27:20 PM »
Very cool! Is the voicing board worth it? I've got one of the main boards in the pile...

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Re: Vibe Station
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2021, 11:15:12 AM »
Very cool! Is the voicing board worth it? I've got one of the main boards in the pile...
The voicing mod changes the sound quite noticeably.  I will say that the higher the Intensity is set, the less obvious the voicing change.  But when Intensity is moderate to low, the voicing differences can be pretty dramatic.