Tape Deck Mult Panel--An Easy One (Two)
|Nothing like finished panels....|
I guess I like the Tascam SS-R220 stereo solid state recorder....I own three of these....
What is good about these?
- Good bang for the buck
- Decent A/D D/A without paying a fortune
- Digital IO so you can use better D/A if you want (I use a UA 2192 and one of these for mastering--always liked the way the 2192 AD-DA sounded).
- The SS-R200 RCA inputs accepts synth 5V P/P signals without a lot of fuss
- Good, easy to use front panel UI
- Good manual
- Works on SD cards, which are cheaper (and taste better) than a Big Mac
- Remote control with a long cord (hey!)
In other words, someone at Tascam did good work on this one.
So what does this have to do with DIY? I want to do sound on sound, 2 of these in one rack, so I figure I'd build a couple of quick mult-panels to accommodate, with some normals etc.
After sleeping on it, bingo, I know how I want to do this.
Hand drawn wiring setup (rear view) looks like this:
I use 3.5mm "normalled" TS jacks for my DIY work--I had to choose something, and always thought on the ARP2600 this was a good combination of size, convenience, and ease of using normals.
I already had about 6 unpopulated alubase panels I got from PCBWAY.
From here building 2 of these was easy work. After mounting jacks and soldering up the mults and normals, I cut the one end off a couple of junk RCA stereo cables I had and used the cable and remaining males.
Here it is in my Fracrak:
Still need to label the panel, using Lazertran, but I am finished with the artwork already:
One of those things that's fun and easy.
OK off to put some guitar parts through a Balanced modulator. I'll have sound samples soon. Really!