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BASTL Instruments OMSynth miniLab

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It is our great honor to offer the world excellent DIY product by Pete Edwards a.k.a. Casperelectronics​ called the OMSynth MiniLab​. The OMSynth miniLab is a circuit development and performance interface designed to help inventors quickly build and experiment with creative circuits. It was designed with beginners in mind but is perfectly suited for seasoned builders and complex circuit development.

The OMSynth offers all you need to start inventing circuits to make sound and light. Potentiometers, audio mixer, speaker headphone output, battery or adapter power and more. The OMSynth comes with tutorial videos for making analog oscillators, sequencers and a lo-fi digital sampler.

The OMSynth miniLab is a circuit development and performance interface designed to help inventors quickly build and experiment with creative circuits. It was designed with beginners in mind but is perfectly suited for seasoned builders and complex circuit development.

The OMSynth offers all you need to start inventing circuits to make sound and light. Potentiometers, audio mixer, speaker headphone output, battery or adapter power and more.

OMSynth comes with tutorial videos for making analog oscillators, sequencers and lo-fi digital sampler. It comes with OMSYNTH OSCILLATOR PARTS KIT for free!

FEATURES:

+ Battery (included) or 9V wall wart power options (not included)
+ Regulated 5V and unregulated power sockets
+ over-current protection fuse (200ma) protects circuit from shorts or improperly installed ICs
+ 3 channel audio mixer with individually weighted inputs (x1, x1 and x10)
+ Amplified speaker with volume control
+ Dual mono headphone output
+ 2 stereo I/O jacks for connecting to external circuits, modular synths, etc
+ Tri-color LED with discrete channel drivers
+ Light sensor for light based variation of circuit parameters
+ The light sensor is installed facing the LED making it a basic vactrol (voltage to resistance converter)
+ 3 touch sensors (the OMS logo) for touch based manipulation of circuit parameters
+ 5 modular 100k potentiometers (protected by 1k buffer)
+ 1 modular pushbutton and integrated on/off switch
+ 2 full size breadboards
+ Laser engraved base plate with a carrying handle
+ Expansion section for adding control boards or custom circuits

LIST OF PRODUCTS

+ OMSYNTH MINILAB (includes OMSYNTH OSC PARTSKIT)
+ OMSYNTH MINILAB DIY KIT (includes OMSYNTH OSC PARTSKIT)
+ OMSYNTH OSC PARTSKIT
+ OMSYNTH SEQ PARTSKIT
+ OMSYNTH SAMPLER PARTSKIT
+ OMSYNTH KEYPAD
+ OMSYNTH POT
+ OMSYNTH BUTTON
+ OMSYNTH SWITCH
+ OMSYNTH SUPERLAB BUNDLE (MINILAB, OSC, SEQ, SAMPLER PARTSKITS, KEYPAD)
+ JUMPERS (65 pieces)

SATELLITE HARDWARE BOARDS:

In addition to the on-board features listed above there are also a range of hardware boards available for installing addition control hardware to your circuit.

+ potentiometers (available in a range of values).
+ slide switches
+ pushbuttons
+ oms_bps_2

EXPANSION BOARDS:

At the bottom of the OMSynth miniLab is an expansion section intended for the inclusion of control hardware boards but can also be used by users to hold custom boards.

+ 9 point touch contact board
+ 8 channel sequencer pot board
+ Ribbon controller

A NOTE ABOUT BREADBOARDS:

The breadboard is a standard interface used for quickly building electrical circuits. This is a universal format which will accept nearly all electrical components. Most hardware (pots, buttons, switches, ect) will also fit in the breadboard but are extremely unstable and clumsy to use. Therefore we have designed the satellite boards (detailed above) to allow secure installation and use.

Inside the breadboard are sets of little metal fingers that grab onto component legs that are pushed into the holes. These are arranged in columns of 5 and horizontal rows of 50 . The horizontal rows are generally intended for connecting your power supply so it can be easily connected throughout your circuit. The columns are for building your main circuit. A horizontal space in the middle separates the columns so that integrated circuits may be installed in the middle.

USING THE OMSynth MiniLab

Use will depend entirely on the circuit being built and the experience of the user but here are the basic steps universal to most projects.

1. The first step is to connect the power from the OMSynth to the power rails of the breadboard. This should be done with solid core wire and the wires should be neatly tucked away to avoid being accidentally unplugged. Typically one would connect the power (5VDC or unregulated) to all 4 red red power rails on the breadboards and ground to the 4 blue power rails.

2. Next build your circuit on the breadboard using ICs and resistors, capacitors etc.
3. Connect the circuit to the potentiometers and switches to add variable control.
4. If you are building an audio circuit, connect the audio source to the input of the mixer.

Make sure the amp power switch is ON if you want to use the onboard speaker.

In many circuits it will be useful to see the behavior of certain signals like an LFO used to clock a sequencer for instance. In these cases connect the signal(s) to the inputs of the LED.
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Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Synthesis: Subtractive
Oscillators
Oscillators: 1
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 1
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Atonal, Standard
Modes: Mono
Case
Case: Desktop
Case Details: 8
Keyboard: Touch Plates
Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Modulation Pin Matrix, Optical, Mod - Ribbon
Display Type: LED
Connections
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Mono Headphone
Audio Output Count: 3
Power: 9V DC Battery
Production
Year Released: 2017

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.bastl-instruments.com
Pricing
MSRP List Price: €135 Super Bundle - convert
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