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Post by tragedybysyntax » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:58 pm

Hey guys... curious if anybody knows if the radioshack 3 prong 1/8" jacks are normaly closed or open? I'm trying to do the individual out mod and fuck... I can get the jack to send out the signal or the master out. It's supposed to be where no matter what the master out sends signal except for when you plug a cable into the pertaining jack which cuts out that signal and gives it to you at that cable.

http://machines.hyperreal.org/manufactu ... v-outs.txt

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Post by Luka » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:04 am

so you just want switching jacks

when you plug in a jack it routes the signal to the jack otherwise when it is closed it hits the output mixer

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Post by tragedybysyntax » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:40 am

I guess so... much like the input jack on the fuzz factory. I guess I got the wrong f'ng jacks then. I thought by grabbing the 3 prong jacks at radioshack I was okay but i guess not. :(

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Post by Luka » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:26 pm

i think the individual outs in my 606 are just normal low profile mini jacks
there isnt much room in there so be careful about the size of the them

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Post by tragedybysyntax » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:14 pm

happen to have a picture of the mod on yours? LOL. You do any other mods to your 606? this thing is a beast with my modular. A fucking beast I say.... My dream is soon to sync the bent hr-16 to the new blaced midi/cv and sync that with the outs on the 606. Imagine all the filtering and automation on the beats?

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Post by Luka » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:47 pm

i can take a photo but at the moment i cant really be bothered opening it up as when i did it last time it took awhile to get all back together. once i have a clear desk ill do it no probs.

i think i might convert mine to have trigger outs instead of drum tracks. i dont really see the point of indivual outs on the 606. the drum sounds are nice a complete as a unit, they dont really have much flare by themselves.

from memory all you do with this mod is add the jacks to the back panel, then chain the output from the pots to the jacks and then from the jacks to where they currently join the master channel mixer. i didnt do the mod on mine but i opened it up to check it out a few times.

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Post by tragedybysyntax » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:52 pm

well... my thing about individual outs is.... I can send each sound out to different modules or pedals... go to a few mixers and sum them back to 1 or 2 tracks. OR! Once you get them all sounding badass, one at a time dump them into my daw and line up the loop. Just trying to mess with the signal in a cool way. (snare into a miniwave, kick into a fuzz factory, hi hats into a polivoks and toms into a malgorithm for example) It's my plan and I'm sticking to it, lol. I like the fact that it has 2 trigger outs already. :)

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Post by Luka » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:15 pm

sure, sounds good
ill do that with my mb808

ive been using my 606 so much lately, it just sounds so good with a tb303 / xoxbox

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Post by rezzn8r » Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:16 pm

wow, you guy make me want to dig out my 606. i haven't touched it in years. :doh:

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Post by tragedybysyntax » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:25 am

does anybody have any information on adding 5 trigger outs?!?!?!?!? Analogue Solutions site has it listed as a mod... wondering if we could just DIY it. If that's the case... I might as well have a 2nd 606 JUST to use as a sequencer for my modular (with all the trigger outs!) then have another 606 for sounds...

ALSO! How/Where do we attempt to buy the Analogue Solutions kits/mods if we aren't able to find diy info for it.


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Post by rezzn8r » Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:13 pm

BD = Q15
SD = Q18
CY = Q29
OH = Q27
CH = Q22
Attach to the middle pin of each Q, and wire with common ground.
Conntact Tom at ASol direct if you want the kit.
I'm planning on adding the 5 trigger outs to my 606 some time soon.
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Post by tragedybysyntax » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:15 am

wow you are the bomb.... I'm planning on doing this over the weekend. Nothing like having 7 trigger outs from the 606.... WOW. even without any sounds coming out... will make an amazing sequencer for the modular! Stereo jacks i take it?
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Post by Luka » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:57 pm

ive heard the AS mods are unbuffered and it can really mess with the machine when you use all the triggers. perhaps try out putting a tranistor in series as a buffer

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Post by Babaluma » Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:16 pm

yeah all my trigger ins and outs are buffered i believe. makes the 606 a great gate sequencer.

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Post by rezzn8r » Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:30 pm

thanks for the buffer suggestion. I'll keep that in mind when I get around to modding it.
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Post by tragedybysyntax » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:26 am

so... how do I "buffer" ?
Looking at diving into this in the next weekend or so... mmmmmmm niiiiiiice Gate Sequencer! :)
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Post by Luka » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:14 pm

if you wan tto use an opamp

[imh]http://www.eecs.tufts.edu/~dsculley/tut ... Buffer.jpg[/img]

or a transistor



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Post by dougt » Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:39 am

Luka wrote:ive heard the AS mods are unbuffered and it can really mess with the machine when you use all the triggers. perhaps try out putting a tranistor in series as a buffer
Yeah it's pretty lame like a lot of their stuff... You can't really use more than a couple trig outs at once or it draws to much juice...

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Post by johnnymad » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:34 pm

so, has anyone actually gone through with the trigger out mods?

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Post by Babaluma » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:22 pm

you could try emailing my friend here for more info:

http://www.thebeast.co.uk/606/index.html

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Post by johnnymad » Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:35 pm

thanks for the link! i'm still debating on whether or not to mod mine. i just got it yesterday and need to spend more time with it i guess. at least having trigger outs for the kick and snare would be nice.

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Post by j.dilisio » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:21 am

I've got a bunch of TL072s that I was going to use to buffer the trigger outs.
Can I do this with the 6v power supply or does it need to be bipolar?

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Post by analogback » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:48 am

would using a bigger power supply help with the multiple trigger outs on the same steps? also, could one just use a diode instead of the buffer circuit? as long as the ~0.8v loss is not a problem
i am going to try this mod.. anyway, anyone else tried it here? :mygod:

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Post by Luka » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:08 am

careful with that
you don't want to hurt the processor
unless you can somehow isolate it and keep it on the same power

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Post by analogback » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:16 am

hey! oh i just mean like a 9v 1.5amp supply, not more voltage.. is that what you are referring to?
regards from burnley! are u in melb too?

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