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Building synths & mixing gear

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by sonicwarrior, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. sonicwarrior

    sonicwarrior New Member

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    Hi,

    I registered because I thought I then could see the images in the thread http://www.electro-tech-online.com/...r-dot-displays-a-complete-explanation.126056/ but I can't find them now. ;)

    I'm mainly building synth stuff (a modular synth) and mixing gear like compressors or EQs if you know what I mean. A volt meter by utilizing the LM3914 would come in handy for my modular to control voltages.

    By the way: I'm barely able to understand schematics. I just recognize basics like voltage dividers and opamp buffers. :eek:

    Cheers
     
  2. alec_t

    alec_t Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Welcome to the forum!
    The site had a hard disk crash a couple of months ago and many images were lost.
    Check out the datasheet for the LM3914. It shows how to cascade the ICs.
     
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    ronsimpson Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    National had a really good note on how to make the meter read average or Peak. I can't find it now.

    What kind of compressors are you using?
     

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  5. sonicwarrior

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    Thanks. I think I'll have to try the standard circuits in the datasheet on a solderless breadboard. Need to get an LM3914 at first though.

    I have not finished any of them yet. It's 2 GSSL's with Super Sidechain and Turbo board, 1 dual LA2A and 2 Forssell Opto Compressors. One GSSL is close to completion but I need to get the right secondary fuses at first.
     

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