Jonatan Liljedahl

Hardware

Electronics

12U x 126HP foldable case

This is a foldable eurorack studio case. I designed the model in SketchUp and had a friend cut the material with his CNC machine. He also mounted the pieces together.

Plans: Attach:12u_foldable_170627.pdf

2xVCX

My first collaboration with RYO, 2xVCX eurorack module. It's a dual four-quadrant multiplier / VCA / crossfader.

http://ljunggrenaudio.com/kymatica%20products/2xvcx.html


Old stuff

The stuff below is mostly here for historic reasons...

Kymatron

My homegrown analogue modular synthesizer.

  • 2x VCO (saw, pulse, tri, sin, lin-FM and sync)
  • 1x Dual State Variable VCF (SSM2164) selfoscillating, 1v/oct cv in)
  • 1x Noise
  • 1x Quad fourquadrant multiplier (MLT04)
  • 1x Dual 4-bit counter
  • 1x Dual 3-channel mixer
  • 1x Quad 2-ch configurable bipolar mixer
  • 1x Dual VC-switch + Dual S/H
  • 1x Computer interface

Madmouse 1

A madmouse kit modified to semi-modular. This was a simple little synthesizer-kit that I built and modified from prepatched to a semimodular synthesizer.

  • 2x Simple VCO with saw and pulse
  • 1x LFO
  • 1x Low-pass VCF
  • 1x Dual A/D Envelopes
  • 1x Slew limiter
  • 2x VCA

Portatron

Portable semi-modular synthesizer. This was a simple little synthesizer kit (madmouse) that I built and modified from prepatched to a semimodular portable synthesizer, housed in an aluminium case.

  • 2x Simple VCO with saw and pulse
  • 1x LFO
  • 1x Low-pass VCF
  • 1x Dual A/D Envelopes
  • 1x Slew limiter
  • 2x VCA
  • 1x Monitor with amplifier

Kymatica SDS-800

Modified Simmons SDS-800. Work in progress.. The sds-800 is a drumsynthesizer with four voices (bassdrum, snare, tom1, tom2). Each voice is based on a CEM3394 chip, which is a whole little analogue synthesizer in one chip. Each CEM3394 contains:

  • VCO with pulse, triangle and sawtooth.
  • 4-pole low-pass VCF with voltage controlled resonance.
  • Voltage controlled mixer for adjusting the balance between the internally generated VCO waveforms and any external signal.
  • Modulation amount VCA for modulating the filter frequency by the triangle waveform output of the VCO.
  • Final VCA for allowing the output level be to voltage controlled.

But in the original sds-800, most of those features was left disabled and unused.

Trashofonium

Noise-machine I built for my friend on his birthday. The Trashofonium is a modified EQ with internal electric feedback, it also has sockets for connecting external gear into the feedback loop

CrackRadio

A cracklebox-like noise machine built of a radio. A small battery-driven AM radio can be a very interresting musical instrument after some circuit-bending... Simply find the best nodes on the circuit board and solder wires out to some touchpads made of screws fastened through a wooden plate.

CtrlBox

An USB control interface. This is a controller with 6 analog and 10 digital inputs, with an USB connection for controlling custom software on the computer. The analog inputs are 10 bit resolution, and connected to 4 knobs and 1 joystick. 8 of the digital inputs are connected to toggle switches, and the remaining 2 to push buttons. The serial protocol used resembles MIDI but is faster and higher resolution, 10 bits instead of 8. It's based on the Arduino microcontroller board with an AVR atmega168 processor. No batteries needed, it powers on USB.

CimbaTron

A 12-stringed instrument built from old guitar-parts.

Gate1

Manual gate with individual levels for on/off state.

PocketNoise

A small and simple noise generator.

EQ-2

The brother of Trashofonium, featuring feedback and momentary push buttons to cut specific frequency bands. Built for Martin Öhman in The Moth.

Kosmotron

small analog noise/drone synth in progress..

Schematics

State Variable VCF

Based on CA3080. I never got the resonance to work as I want it. Attach:kymatron-vcf1.pdf

Dual State Variable VCF

Based on SSM2164. Works much better than the CA3080 SVF! Attach:kymatron-vcf2.pdf

Dual State Variable VCF and 1v/oct quadrature vco

Based on SSM2164. An enhancement of the filter above. This one features stable selfoscillating and 1v/oct cv-inputs. It doesn't go very high in frequency when oscillating, but is a very useful module anyhow… Attach:kymatron-svf-vco.pdf

Bipolar mixer V2

A very handy thing, each input has a scaleknob with "-/0/+" so it's easy to invert the signals. Each mixersections output is normalized to the next section, so that the sections link together to form as many mixers with as many inputs as you need… One channel on each section is normalized to a fixed voltage, so it can be used to add an offset voltage.

Quad fourquadrant multiplier

Built around MLT04 multiplier IC. This module may function as ringmodulators, VCA's, VC-crossfader, VC-panner, frequencydoubler (with sine input) Attach:multiplier.pdf

Voltage controlled switch

Built around MAX4533 electronic switch IC Attach:vc-switch.pdf

Sample&Hold

Built around MAX4533 electronic switch IC. Very bad drooprate, maybe some better opamp-buffer and/or capacitor should do it… Attach:4533-SH.pdf

Percussion Envelope

NOT TESTED. The idea is to have two alternative decay-times to choose between with logic input. Attach:perc-env.pdf

Computer Interface

This interface connects to the centronics parallell port and outputs 8 channel gate and 4 channel 1v/oct CV with 12 bit resolution. Based on MAX536 Quad ADC and 74LS244 Octal Buffer. I've redesigned this to use an Arduino over USB port instead, since todays computers does not have parallell ports.. Attach:pc_interface.pdf

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