MATRIXSYNTH: Building Mutable Instruments Braids / Learning Hot Air Soldering

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Building Mutable Instruments Braids / Learning Hot Air Soldering


Published on Mar 11, 2020 Extralife

"I need to learn SMD soldering so I picked up a PCB and parts for the classic eurorack digital oscillator, mutable instruments' Braids by Emilie Gillet. This version has been superseded in some ways by Plaits but I quite like the look of this one regardless.

I tried out a couple different soldering techniques including classic tack-and-place with the iron and lead-free solder paste with a hot air station. The paste wasn't super easy but maybe leaded paste is better for DIY work. Along the way I fried a couple components and had to troubleshoot so I tried to give some insight into how I track that stuff down and fix it.

The module sounds great! I needed to upgrade my case power supply after this build but that's massively improved with a separate digital power rail.

Music used in this video: [active links on YouTube]
South London Hifi - Sunrise Drive - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ97i...
Silent Partner - Blue Break - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82WS2...
Birocratic - Memory Card Full - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A56YTM7...
Mylar Melodies - Musik Von Melodies - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmZgy..."

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