So much soldering. I hate it.
Soldered all of the horrible surface mount diodes and the LEDs this evening.
Slight change of plan, the aluminium is now being cut with a waterjet instead of a laser. In this case it proved to be more cost effective, and will also produce a clean edge around the panels and in the cutouts, as opposed to the oxidised edges laser cutting would have produced. For the two panels, the material, cutting, tax and shipping came to just over £160, which for a one-off prototype is not bad (I received some quotes for more than TEN TIMES this amount from other CNC fabricators).
My new toys that will be controlled by the Maxome’s CV outputs; an MFB Kraftzwerg modular analogue synthesizer and a Korg Monotron Duo.
With 16 outputs available, it could drive 8 layers of polyphony in a system with enough VCOs and VCAs etc, or less polyphony with more modulation control.
I’m so excited.
A series of pictures, showing how the design of the Maxome has evolved over the last few months. The final picture shows how the design takes material efficiency into consideration, and it’s manufacture will create a minimal amount of waste wood, without sacrificing ergonomic form and aesthetics.
Maxome is a custom performance controller designed and built by Adam John Williams.
It is built to accompany a dissertation on the topic of Open Sound Control as a logical successor to the antiquated MIDI standard for communication between electronic music devices.