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MSW-810 Synthesizer Kit

Regular price $595.00

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THIS IS A PARTIAL DIY KIT, IT CONTAINS PARTS TO BUILD THE MSW-810 ANALOG SYNTHESIZER.  ADDITIONAL ELECTRONIC PARTS AND EXTENSIVE ASSEMBLY IS REQUIRED.

 

MSW-810 Analog Monosynth

The MSW-810 is a faithful recreation of the CMU-810 Monosynth which was designed as a synth expander for the 1983 CMU-800 computer music production system. At its core however, is the tone generator of the MC-202.  The device can be built with original CEM3340 and IR3109 VCO/VCF chips or current Alfa reproductions.


The MSW-810 can pair this synth voice with the legendary TB-303 sequencer Pixie emulation that runs the original TB-303 mask ROM code and also adds MIDI control (note and sync).  The sequencer comes with all the surface mount components pre installed and requires very basic assembly.  Please note: While the sequencer is provisioned for accent, the 810 does NOT have accent circuitry,  a mod board is planned to add this functionality.

 

A non-sequencer analog only is available as well but please note this device is 100% accurate to the CMU so CV/Gate control ONLY, no MIDI.

 

Specifications:

VCO

CEM3340 Based
Range: 16'/8'/4'/2'
Pulse Width Modulation: 50% to Min
PWM Mode: ENV/Manual/LFO
Modulation Depth
Tune

Sound Mixer 

Level Control Sliders: Square, Saw, Sub-OSC, Noise
Sub-OSC Waveforms: 1 oct down, 2 oct down, 2 oct down PWM

VCF

IR3109 Based
Cutoff Frequency: 10Hz to 20kHz
Resonance: 0- Self Oscillation
ENV Depth
Modulation Depth
CV Follow: 0-100%

VCA

Gate or Envelope

Envelope

Attack time: 1.5 ms to 2 s
Decay time: 2 ms to 10 s
Sustain Level: 0-100%
Release Time: 2 ms to 10 s

LFO

Rate: 0.1Hz to 20 kHz
Delay Time: 20 ms to 0.7s
Rate Indicator

VCA + Mixer

Level Control Sliders: Synthesizer, Input 1, Input 2, Output
VCA Bypass Switch
VCA Response: Lin/Exp

Jacks

Synth CV in: 1V/Oct, 0-7V, 3.5mm TS 
Synth Gate in: 0-12V, On>2.5V, 3.5mm TS
VCA CV In: Lin 0.83 to 5V, Exp 0.83-4.58V, 3.5mm TS
Input 1: Unbalanced 1/4" TS
Input 2: Unbalanced 1/4" TS
Synth Out: Max -6 dBm, Unbalanced 1/4" TS
Mix Out: Max -10 dBm, Unbalanced 1/4" TS
Headphone Out: Stereo, 9-150 ohm, 3.5mm TRS

Power

9V DC, 500 mA, Tip positive

Dimensions

13"x2.5"x8"

 

MSW-810 Synth Kit

This kid includes:

  • 1x MSW-810 PCB
  • Complete Slide Pot kit
  • All NPN/PNP transistors
  • Power supply DC to DC (replaces the coil in the original device)
  • TC4013 Flipflop
  • TC4006 18 stage shift register
  • 2x BA662A clowns
  • "VR2" 500R Right Angle Trimmer (out of stock everywhere)


Assembly instructions

 

Sequencer Kit

This is the sequencer for the MSW-810.  This is a machine assembled PCB that includes all parts fitted all EXCEPT the tempo pot, pixie, and headers.

This kit includes:

  • 1x Assembled PCB
  • 1x C1M potentiometer
  • 1x Dust Cover
  • 1x Tempo Knob
  • 1x Pixie Processor
  • 4 x assembled ribbon cables
  • 1x I/O PCB Kit (assembly required)

This device is provided programmed and ready to use but requires calibration.  An accurate volt meter with frequency detection is needed.

Installation instructions

Coming soon.

Case Kit

This kit Includes:

  • Case
  • all hardware to mount the main board and I/O board.  
  • Set of slider caps
  • Tempo knob (seq version only)
  • blanking panel (non-seq version only)

 

Demos: