MATRIXSYNTH: Modded Stylophone Beatbox Drum Synth

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Modded Stylophone Beatbox Drum Synth

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Stylophone Beatbox Drum Synth Circuit Bend. 2 features added to this little guy. A light dependant resistor has been added to the pitch potentiometer with a flashing light. This mostly seems to effect the sound on the Bass #3 setting, as it creates a subtle tremolo or warble to the note played. The LED on the side is an indicator for the added potentiometer control on the front which adjusts the speed of the light and resistor inside (changes the rate of modulation of the "warble"). It doesn't effect settings #1 or 2 as noticeably, but some shifting in pitch is noticable for some samples. The under side of the machine is white, so ambient light effects this feature. The effect is more noticable when shielded from outside light. Covering the bottom with dark tape or paint would help block that more permanently.

The other addition is a red momentary switch/button on the side that starts and stops the record feature. This allows you to start/step recording with one hand while the other plays the instrument. Normally you have to use the stylus to start and stop recording AND play manually the pattern being recorded. The standard method makes it almost impossible to record without pauses at start and end of sequence."

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