A little while ago while having a bit of a sort out I came face to face with the extent of my backlog of projects! So, I’ve been on a bit of a mission to make a bit of a dent in it.
Here’s my progress so far… (part 1)!

Multi Voice Changer Megaphone

This was an easy one. It’s a cheap and cheerful kids toy I was given as a gift at some point which makes a pretty great noise. Years ago I started experimenting with putting a jack in the side to take a signal straight out for recording purposes. To this end I knocked up a simple opamp gain stage to boost the signal to a better level.

The unit originally worked by a basic trigger switch connecting power to the unit every time you wanted to speak into it. This generated a pretty load pop so I installed a switch for the power and a good quality pushbutton switch to switch on the microphone when you wanted to talk into it. It still pops a little but not that load and I quite like it!

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patched up
patched up

So I haven’t been great at keeping up to date with what I’ve been up to. To be honest I’ve been having to much fun playing with my synth to stop and write about it.

I’ve got quite a few more modules finished now – so many in fact they no longer all fit in my makeshift case. The prospect of building a proper case is looming large on the horizon. Perhaps I ought to build two, at the rate I’m building it won’t take me long to fill them!

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lego robot!

studio robot
lego robot!

Well, a lot has happened since my last post. With very little warning I discovered I had two weeks to find a new place to live and move. Luckily it’s all worked out well but it’s been pretty full on. I’m never overly keen on moving as it involves moving my records and equipment. It’s times like this you wish you had lighter interests. 🙂

So what have I been up to?

The studio is pretty much back together although I have less space here so I’m still moving bits around to get it as compact and workable as possible.

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