MATRIXSYNTH: DIY Tinfoil Drum Triggers Like Kraftwerk Ones Modular Jam

Thursday, September 01, 2016

DIY Tinfoil Drum Triggers Like Kraftwerk Ones Modular Jam

Published on Aug 25, 2016 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"Saw Kraftwerk using some weird tinfoil looking drum triggers, so figured, ill get some PVA glue, a block of wood and some tinfoil, and made some drum triggers."

How To DIY DrumPad for your SYNTH or DRUM MACHINE

Published on Aug 31, 2016 LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"Some people asked how to make the tinfoil drum pads in one of my videos. so just made an Art Attack style how to. these pads should work with most synths/drum machines or whatever you have that have gate/trigger ins.

3 x AA batteries.
gaffatape and the rest is up to you.

like modular, maybe an ARTURIA micro brute or something similar like an KORG odyssey or something.

**start with 3 batteries, if it isn't triggering chances are there isn't a good contact somewhere.
but if your sure of it, maybe put another battery in the row, but don't go over 4 then you might be in sketchy breaky territory. the power they send out is pretty low because of the crappyness of tinfoil. so there won't be any casualties. if your a bit worried about that then put a 1k resistor between the positive side of the battery and the drum wire, but everything your plugging it into will have protection incase something goes wrong anyways. but don't plug up too many batteries or you might start a synth fire, no one wants that.**

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