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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So, I was telling a friend that while working on something in my studio I’d been playing with putting my TR-707 drum machine through the Flights of Harmony Plague Bearer. As he was curious to how it sounded I made this little video.

The Plague Bearer is from the DIY run that Flight ran through the Muffwiggler site. I ordered and built 2 for enhanced sound mutilation and I’m still not sure I don’t need 4!!!

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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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