Roland SH3 CV Modification

Earlier this week I did a post about a band a stumbled across called Kline Coma Xero (read). I decided to give the man behind the band, Tony Williams an old school phone call. We did chat for a while and I discovered he also owns a Roland SH3 and recently modified it to work with CV/Gate. I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while and he promised to post a video showing the mod so here it is above. The SH3 is a really nice sounding synth because it has a proper Moog filter in it (among other things). Moog sued Roland and in response Roland created the SH3-A which changed the filter design.

“A video overview of my Roland SH-3 which I modified using the KENTON SH-3a CV/Gate/Filter mod. I intentionally left off the filter mod due to the fact that the SH-3a has a different filter than the SH-3.” – Tony Williams

For more info: vintagesynth.com/roland/sh3

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Monotron Mods

Awesome modifications of Korgs tiny Monotron synthesizer. My favorite is the Monodular. What’s your pick?

“Although small enough to hold in one hand, the amazing monotron delivers ginormous and dazzling sounds.” – korg.com

For more info: korg.com

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Kaoss Pad Touchpad Picture Mod

Check out these modified Korg Kaoss Pad’s featured on the circuit bending blog GetLoFi. I don’t know if it’s a requirement to use vintage tv/film images but I like the effect! Here’s the two articles that tell you more about the mods and people behind them:

Modifying Kaossilator Touch Pad Area: click here
Kaoss Pad Pitch Modification w/Internal Controls: click here

Via: getlofi.com

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Microkorg Moog

Here’s a modded Korg Microkorg which pops the control panel up on an angle ala Moog style. I wish all synths had the panel angled. It just makes more sense. For another photo of this mod: click here

via Khoral Cafe 80

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Vactrol CV Modification for the VOS Synth.


Voice of Saturn Synth with vactrol cv mod
from Travis Thatcher on Vimeo.

Here’s a mod to tame your Voice of Saturn synth a bit. Hey I want green LEDs and yellow switches on my VOS!

“The Voice of Saturn synthesizer with added vactrol based cv-mod for better range of control.” – Travis Thatcher

For more info: www.curiousinventor.com

Related post: The Voice of Saturn Synthesizer & Sequencer

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on July 30, 2009 at 5:13 am, filed under hardware, synthesizer and tagged , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.