Vermona's New DIY

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October Ableton Clinics

ER1 MKii

A great drum machine I highly recommend. I use it here in the studio for sequencing, programing, and arpeggiating. Lots of great features like motion sequencing, and the delay function is good for certain rhythm offsets. You can also gate external audio with the audio in section of the machine. All in all you can find them used @ Switched On, or in other corners of the web. The new one’s have tubes. I prefer the older one’s for the size and ease of use.

Finished Axxe

The fixed j-wire:


The key holders which also have the spring attached below:


The hardest part is putting the springs back on the key holders:


Make sure you start with C key first. Follow the correct order:


I traced the keys out so it was done correctly:


All springs and holders attached:


Keys in order:


First key on:


All keys installed:


Back on the Axxe:


Arp Axxe Restore

More on the Arp Axxe fix. Solder the j-wires today, and added the bushings. New bushings look really good and i got the great deal online. Here are shots of the j-wire board, and bushing install. Here at the bench @ Switched On with a great iron, and some good tools. Thanks guys!



Below is the bag of j-wires.


Below is half of the bushing install.
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Bag of lubed bushings.

Still Restoring Axxe

Working on the Arp still. Did my order for the j-wire and bushings. Here is a link of who i recommend.

I have been using a MIDI to CV box with Ableton and using the Axxe with the two oscillators from the Roland 100M. Sounds pretty sweet. 3 oscillator analog monster. Looking into a fourth VCO and still haven’t decided on which to get. There are a lot of eurorack modules for sale and it’s tough to figure out which one will be the best sound for the best value. That’s why reading about them is hard enough, but then you have to go to some demo of a person playing the module through other modules. This makes judgement hard to pass because of the other modules surrounding it and the quality of the recording by the author.

The DIY Midi to CV. I will link you to the maker here. (Thanks Ebay)