Tuesday, June 02, 2009


YouTube via theraywilsonshow
"This video describes the Sound Lab ULTIMATE. The latest project from Music From Outer Space. This is the largest most feature-rich single board analog synthesizer offered by MFOS. It is a challenging but very rewarding project. I offer an excellent quality PCB and professionally machined and silk-screened front and auxilliary panels for this project but as always you can make your own if you like. The synth's front panel is explored and several sample sounds are provided to show off some of the ULTIMATE's capabilities."

1 comment:

  1. I'm building this right now. I'm on night #4, and have the entire board populated, along with the front panel pots. Tonight I'm going to be doing the inter-connections and whatnot, and the following night I'll be building a suitable case for it. Built Ray's power supply on a piece of radioshack PC board.

    Total time needed for an experienced electronics DIYer for this proj. is probably around 16-20 hours from start to finish. So it's a pretty intense project. I wouldn't recommend it to someone that is just starting with electronics, because they wouldn't be able to easily troubleshoot any problems and may risk damaging the PCB board and sensitive components in the process of building it. But if you've built a few more complex stomp boxes before and feel confident enough, give it a go! The nice thing about this is that the way Ray Wilson has laid out the PCB makes logical sense in that each section corresponds to a specific part of the synth, which will make debugging a hell of a lot easier. Killer PCB layout! and where else are you going to get a semi-modular for less than $400 total (with case)?


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