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

PINBALL MACHINE

So Jared and I built this crazy case. I wanted a pinball machine. Crazy. Not completely filled yet but its getting there. Have the Optomix from Make Noise on the way.

Sound Modular is working on this new wood line. We have some great ideas. This is going to be a productive year in building cases, and getting people excited about modular synths. This is the best instrument i have ever made in my life. Can not wait until the 10 row!!! Pictures are below.

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Travel Cases

Interesting….

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This is how Sound Modular does research.

Flight Case Work

All I can say is here is about 4 days of straight work.
Muchos $$$ in parts. Here we go. Shots of flight 208 in production.
Wood faceplate in zebrawood.



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Boat104 Update

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

Boat104 Front On Couch

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New Boat

Sneaker shot of the new line the Boat104 from Sound Modular…………….

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