Archive for the 'Defender' Category

Defender Update

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Well, the real work has now begun. I’ve ordered the front panel for Defender. It’s not changed much since the last picture I posted. The only real changes are the octave select buttons above the pitch and mod-wheel slots and it’s a little wider (30mm) so I have space to drill holes and mount it […]

Defender progress

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Blimey, hasn’t it been a while since I did any major work on Defender? Looking back, it’s actually been over 6 months since I did anything with it and just under a year since I touched the main core of the code! So, with my new found enthusiasm, and hopefully more spare time to use, […]

Another Defender update

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

This is almost getting to be a habit now. I mean, updating my progress with Defender regularly. So, today I’ve finally managed to route the new front panel PCB. It’s taken me about two weeks to get fully routed and with everything on I want. I’ve added some additional inputs so I could now add […]

Defender update

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

It’s been a while since I posted anything about Defender. And to be honest, it’s been a while since I did anything with it. I had a friend visit earlier this week and he asked about the pile of PCBs on my desk, so I explained and played him some sound samples and he was […]

Defender, progress

Friday, February 9th, 2007

I’ve long wanted a Memory Moog, but never had the money, nor the wish to spend a lot of time repairing one. Anyway, I had the good fortune to play with one at a friend’s that was in tip top condition (with full Lintronics modifications). Simply stunning. In a room with every conceivable synth under […]

Defender, the beginning

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Well, I’ve decided to keep a blog of my progress whilst developing a polysynth. It’ll be called Defender, and is going to be a polyphonic version of the current monphonic Defender (shown left). I’m not intending to market this, so a lot of the design decisions may seem a little odd too many people, but […]