Dee Box Prototype

So the Dee Box project began a little while ago. Sat down with a really great wood designer (Dee) who inspired me with his amazing home (made of wood) which of course went on to us talking about synthesizer cases. I told him what I had in mind and we sat down and drew a few ideas.

This box is just a starting point for me and Dee working on projects together and I want to show you what went down and how I powered the box with help from 4mspedals.com DIY boards. Lets take a look at what happened…

DeeBox Front

Here is the first public shot of the Dee Box. I wanted something completely original with this design. Planked out lid and back, with a bug eaten handle (Dee’s amazing work). This case is made for laying down at a table when you are performing. The cables hang on the handle while you perform.

DeeBox Inside Pre Fill

This is a shot of the inside of the box prior to putting the voltage regulators inside. If you look at my past BLOGs you will see that I have a separate box for my power supply so no supply is needed in the back of the case. Simple Vector TS204s are used to mount the modules.

4ms Regulator Boards

Above are the 4ms regulator boards. These basically take 15 volts and convert it down to 12 volts. Each 104hp has 2 boards giving about 2.2 Amps through of power if needed. The supply is running close to 7A @ 15 volts. Should be enough power for about 6 rows in my opinion.

4MS Finished Regulator Board

The finished regulator board before I cut the leads off above.

Panel Mounting Regulator Board

Panel Mounting Regulator 2

This is where the Power Din Module is connected to the regulator boards. Basically you have to solder the wire +15V, -15V, Ground and 5V from the regulator board to the DIN input module. This takes some patience.

DeeBox Inside w Power

DeeBox Indside w Power 2

Then the DIN Panels are installed along with the Regulator boards inside of each row. This was done with a few small 1/4” wood screws. As you can see the wiring is done with quick release connectors so anything can be disconnected and moved or worked on in case of any changes.

DeeBox w Modular

Here is the final case filled with half LZX and half of audio modules. This is a perfect example of a DIY case with the 4ms Regulator Boards. A big thanks to Dee Church, Dan Green and all of my friends who helped me connect with all of these great people.


2row Wood

2 row wood profile

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Travel Cases

Interesting….

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This is how Sound Modular does research.

Flight Case Work

Boat104 Update

A few more sneak peak shots of the Boat104 from Sound Modular.

Boat104 Front On Couch

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New Boat

Proto V2.o

Here are a few more shots with the cables tied down, and some modules inside and working. 1.5 amp, very cool running with 7 modules so far. Getting ready to let it run all night and then will fill it tomorrow. There will be more shots as usual. Don’t have an official release date but they will be ready soon hopefully. There will be 2 and 3 row available at first and then I will be releasing other cases as 2012 progresses. It is a very exciting time for Outofthebag.org, and for Pailo as an artist. Breaking new ground. You can see Pailo’s modular synth set this Saturday @ 7pm @ ND for 5$ with free red bull. Drink two, and its like getting for free to see me.

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Proto V2.o

DIY Case

4ms Distros made by me. Not too bad, but really great learning experience. I recommend it to anyone looking to sharpen their solder skills. The power supplies are switching (that people say are noisy but the are not) and not to expensive. I use one supply per two rows, and have two supplies in the three row case. Finally made the rails levels, and learned a few cool tricks for fitting the modules without any uneven spots.

If anyone needs help let me know.

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Case Work Pt. 2

Cases:

2 Row (Flight 208 Model) 475$ Approx
3 Row (Flight 312 Model) 615$ Approx
4 Row (Flight 416 Model) 845$ Approx

Specs:

104HP Vector Size Rows 3mm Screws
BubbleSound 1.5Amp Power Supply
Per Row
4MS Distro 1.1 Boards w/5 Volt Rail
14G Wire Throughout Case
Fuse Holder w/Extra Fuse
Hand Built in the USA

These cases could power one skiff extra for every row if you were not using all metasonix modules. Giving this much room for power will be unlike any other company on the market. These supplies should be able to handle a large array of modules. Testing is in two weeks. The first run will be ready by late October. Ordering will be through Outofhtbag.org with Paypal, and Switched On Music Electronics in store.

Other thoughts I have had lately have been of a plain 25/37 key CV controller. Cheap. Like 200$. That would be a winner too. Maybe one to match the cases? Few other option ideas are to let customers choose their own LED colors inside the case, and to give a 4hp front power panel special edition option. Other options later will be case colors including Red, Blue, Green, Wood Grain. Optional wood finished inside panel which can include 3 sets of multiples. Last option was to do a dual 3” speaker onboard option so you could plug the case power cable in and use the built in speakers!

Possible Add Ons:

*Colors (Red, Blue, Green, WoodGrain) (add 40$)
*Internal LED Colors (No Charge)
*4HP Special Edition Front Power Panel (add 40$)
*Interior Finish Panel w/ Multiples (add 60$)
*On Board Dual 3” Speakers (add 100$)
*Matching 25 or 37 Key CV KeyBoard (add 200$/300$)

These ideas, prices, and thoughts are subject to change at any time, and not all of the options may become available.