Repanelling Doepfer 149-1 and 2

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Repanelling Doepfer 149-1 and 2

Post by aj55 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:45 am

My new panel from Re:Synthesis arrived today!

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And this is the mock-up:
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I have yet to mount the Doepfer boards and I have decided that I am going to use only 3 random gates (the lower 3 jacks) to keep it simple and uncluttered!

Cheers Arnold

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Post by Ramases » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:25 pm

That's pretty cool.

The A149-1/2 are great modules.

Are you having to regulate the power down to +/-12v or do they run straight off +/-15v?

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Post by EPTC » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:55 pm

Oh right the hell on - Those look great. Surprised there isn't more Doepfer conversion in 5U.

Interested in the voltage conversion, too.

Nice to see, thanks for posting.
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Post by johny_gtr » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:25 pm

It's true repanelling: anodized panels, classic MU interface with MU controls and lights
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Post by aj55 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:45 pm

I have a COTK case, so 12 volts is on board ;-)

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Post by bwhittington » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:45 pm

Great panel! Please post pics of the back when you finish your conversion. I'd love to see your pcb mounting solution, etc.
Ramases wrote: Are you having to regulate the power down to +/-12v or do they run straight off +/-15v?
Most Doepfer modules will run on +/-15v, unless they use CEM chips. From their website, that excludes:
A-106-6, A-107, A-109, A-122, A-126, A-127 (old version with CEM3382), A-129/2, A-130 (old version with CEM3381/PA381), A-131 (old version with CEM3382), A-132-3 (old version with CEM3360), A-134 and A-135

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Post by Sugarfree » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:14 pm

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Post by aj55 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:48 am

Update on the build.

The brackets are made with my 3D printer:

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Small one for the gates pcb (A 149-2):

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All mounted:

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Cheers Arnold
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Post by JohnLRice » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:30 pm

Great job on the panel and brackets! :tu:

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Post by Eric the Red » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:45 am

Those are bad ass little brackets
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Post by Flareless » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:46 am

Damn impressive! :yay:
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Post by aj55 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:55 am

And to make life easier the Doepfer's have the same power pinouts as the Club of the Knobs (powerboard in my 8P):

-12v
gnd
gnd
gnd
+12v

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Post by johny_gtr » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:58 am

Aj55, can you please describe the process of designing panels and sending this files to Re:Synthesis? Which programs were used, any templates with fonts, lines, etc?

I would like to order some panels and design them by myself but don't know how to start and have a design according to the MU aesthetic.

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Post by Flareless » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:52 am

johny_gtr wrote:Aj55, can you please describe the process of designing panels and sending this files to Re:Synthesis? Which programs were used, any templates with fonts, lines, etc?

I would like to order some panels and design them by myself but don't know how to start and have a design according to the MU aesthetic.

Thank you.
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Post by aj55 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:31 pm

Hi johny_gtr,

I am almost ashamed to admit I simply used Paint and did cut and paste some pics from ModularGrid to make a design...;-))
Ben can make the final design!

Cheers Arnold

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Post by aj55 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:35 pm

Btw, its in the 8P case now and working!


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Post by Eric G » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:40 pm

Nice work!

I have also re-panelled Doepfer modules:

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and

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Post by aj55 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:41 am

Nice! Did you do the panels yourself?

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Post by newgreyarea » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:55 am

Well, this thread sure makes me wish I were not DIY dumb. I just can't get into it! Every few years I try and I just end up not having the time or the knowledge when it comes to certain parts. Looking up a specific pot or switch or bracket. . . I end up scrolling through pages of Mouser and giving up.

These conversions look great! GTK about them running on 15v.

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Post by Eric G » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:17 pm

aj55 wrote:Nice! Did you do the panels yourself?
I made the layout. A friend of mine milled and drilled the panels.
I painted them. A pro made the silkscreening.

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Post by boothnavy » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:10 pm

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