One of my all-time favorite lofi drum machines modified into sonic monster! This machine now sports hand-painted designs and a control panel that makes for a virtually endless supply of glitchy beat nonsense.
The clear control panel has been installed so that it is slightly raised from the top panel so that the speaker would not have to be sacrificed to make room for all of the components.
ON THE CONTROL PANEL:
-On the left side- you have a button matrix- each button, when held down, will mangle the sound in all different ways. In addition, each row and column has a switch that changes what the buttons in that corresponding row/column will do.
-On the right side- the patch bay! Any of these points can be connected together using the (included) banana plug patch cables for all kinds of glitchy madness. In addition, if one side of each patch cable is plugged into the silver jacks on the far right side, then the knob can be used to 'dial in' the selected effect.
But wait there's more!
This drum machine has also been outfitted with an LTC1799 precision oscillator, which allows for complete control of the pitch of the machine, from the thin blip highs all the way down to the fat crunchy lows.
And if that weren't enough- I've also added an LFO circuit that makes things super groovy, glitches aside. When activated, the light in the middle of the control panel will begin to blink, allowing you to visually 'monitor' the LFO. The 'rate' knob controls the speed, the shape knob makes the light go from straight 'on off on off' to a sweeping up and down of the brightness, and the depth controls the maximum brightness. The brighter the LED blinks, the higher the pitch of the machine. So if the light is blinking from full brightness to completely unlit, the sound will go from extremely high pitch to all the way down low with each blink of the light.