MATRIXSYNTH: How to Build Sawtooth Shaped Wooden Side Panels for Your Synths

Sunday, August 06, 2017

How to Build Sawtooth Shaped Wooden Side Panels for Your Synths

Jens Paldam
Published on Aug 6, 2017

"Wooden panels usually serve only one function, and that is to lend vintage class and credibility to your synthesizer, mixer, vibraphone et cetera, and maybe to be fair, they also protect the corners of your device from damage. But, I thought that it would be great to create panels, that actually had a function. The function here being holding together modular cases. Both the ones of my own cardboard design or those of my beloved Moog Mother 32’s.

0.00 Introduction
0.58 Chapter one: Designing the shape
4.38 Chapter two: Shaping the wood
7.00 Chapter three: Sanding and oiling
9.06 Chapter four: Assembling the rigs

Huge thanks to Stefan Ravn from Smalltime Woodshop for lending his skills, expertise, facilities and cheerful nature! Also big thanks to Rounik Sethi from AskAudio for his continued support. Finally thanks to Moog for making the dopest synths!

Please note, These panels match the cardboard cases from my previous video, but not the Moog Mother 32s or other Moog cases. Though the shape of the panels matches, the placement of the screw holes does not. This to not step Moog too much on their toes.




Equipment used in the video
Moog Mother-32, Moog Prodigy, Doepfer A-180-2, Doepfer A-183-2, Doepfer A-183- 1, Doepfer A-185-2, Doepfer A-119, Doepfer A-160-2, Doepfer A-188-1 C, Erica Synths Pico VCO, Mutable Instruments Kinks, Xaoc Devices Batumi, Xaoc Devices Poti, 4MS Spectral Multiband Resonator, 4MS Pingable Envelope Generator, 4MS Quad Pingable LFO, 4MS Shuffling Clock Multiplier, 4MS Shuffling Clock Multiplier Expander, 4MS Rotating Clock Divider, 4MS Rotating Clock Divider Expander, Music Thing Modular Radio Music, Music Thing Modular Turing Machine + Pulses Expander, Make Noise Rosie, Make Noise Maths, Make Noise René, Make Noise LxD, Manhattan Analogue SVVCF, Intellijel Spock, Intellijel Rubicon, Intellijel Ustep II, Intellijel Dixie II+, Intellijel Buffered Multiple, Intellijel UVCA II, Intellijel Quadra, Befaco HEXA VCA, 2 hp Tune, 2 hp Mix, 2 hp LPF, Epoch Modular Benjolin, Mannequins Three Sisters"



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