Friday, December 4, 2015

End of Years

2015, what's in a number...? This year saw continued production on an upcoming alka release: The Colour of Terrible Crystal, but nearly as important, 2015 (and let's throw in 2014 because it's all a blur) saw the completion of many DIY analog synth projects and the restoration of old favorites at the alka studio: Angels' Den which has become the Analog Hospital as of late:

  • MicroMoog restoration - a trash-picked classic, cleaned up and calibrated
  • SN76477 restoration project: an old copper faced wooden-boxed 70's arcade chip synth was brought back to life.
  • Buchla 258r build - for Electric Music Box project
  • Buchla 208r rev1 build
  • Buchla 208r rev2 build - for Electric Music Box project
  • Alka my glitch card design and prototyping for 208 edge connector interface
  • Moog/Realistic MG-1 restoration/rebuild
  • Bleep Labs - Bleep Drum build
  • SN76477 build from vintage Complex Sound Generator schematic :: Daemonous Scratch Box
  • Korg Poly-61 restoration/rebuild
  • Gieskes 3trinsrgb+1c analog audio/video synthesizer build
  • Gieskes Analog HD2, hard drive instrument build
  • Casio CZ-5000 restoration
  • White Noise Generator breakout board for Buchla DIY Electric Music Box

Korg Poly61: Before

Korg Poly61: During repair

Korg Poly61: After