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Monday, October 21, 2019

Custom Rackmount Yamaha SS-30

Spotted this one on

"When I started this project I had a simple aim. I have expanded on that scope now, but the basic idea was to put the whole SS-30 into a rack-mount case, with MIDI. I have had MIDI working since last year but the front-panel was temporary. It was a proof-of-concept and not something I wanted to really play. Not ready for the studio.

As of last night, I have achieved what I set out to do. An SS-30 I can play in my studio from a MIDI enabled rack mount."

You can find pics of the Yamaha SS-30 in the archives here.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, thanks for posting!

    Quick update since that last blog post:

    SS30M is working great. Although sometimes the MIDI interface doesn't work after power on.

    Have used it it quite a bit and it sounds HUGE.

    The project is on hold whilst I worked on my Eurorack drum set-up and did some music.
    Next step is to complete the modifications for pitch CV, external input to the chorus/orchestra effect and LED for orchestra rate. Then I will get a proper panel made and screen-prinbted. Oh, and find a better enclosure for the PSU.

    I was going to get round to doing a demo video too. I did one, but the sound was from the phone mic and I kept sighing.



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