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PreenFM Eurorack module
« on: January 04, 2019, 03:14:39 PM »
Hello,

I am starting this thread to give more information about the PreenFM Eurorack implementation.

We have now finished the case design.

Beta panel looked like this but had some mounting issues etc. So we had to make a change.



Current and the latest revision.




Unit has total of 5 different PCBs. So its a bit complex build but it can be DIY kitted and assembled with good instructions.





CV1 is routed to GATE and it triggers a note.
Gate input is limited to 3V pulse. So it is only capable to trigger something like Gate but also it can be mapped to the matrix.

CV2 is routed to V/Oct input. It is designed to get 0V to 10V input. 1V is one octave. PreenFM is using only 8 octaves on that input.
CV3 and CV4 are similar -5V to +5V.

All the inputs are buffered and voltage protected. meaning that they can take anything coming from Eurorack system.

CV1-4 inputs can be mapped to matrix parameters.
Options:

None;
Gate;
IM1; IM2; IM3; IM4; IM*
Mix1; Pan1; Mix2; Pan2; Mix3; Pan3; Mix4; Pan4; Mix*; Pan*;
o1Fq; o2Fq; o3Fq; o4Fq; o5Fq; o6Fq; o*Fq; o*Fh
Att1; Att2; Att3; Att4; Att5; Att6; AttC; AttM;
DecC; DecM; RelC; RelM
mx01; mx02; mx03; mx04
l1Fq; l2Fq; l3Fq;
e2si; s1ga; s2ga;
Fltr

PSU section.
Takes a normal Eurorack +/-12V power and +5V. There is an onboard 5V regulator if your eurorack system doesnt have a 5V rail.
You can choose to use that regulator by connecting a jumper to "Reg." position. Or to "Bus" if you have a 5V bus.


On the Audio outputs there is an option to use a stereo cable by having a jumper installed to RIGHT-LEFT link pins.
Then Stereo output is LEFT channel out.

USB power has 5V supply cut to escape various powering issues.

31HP in width.
Total 400mA current draw, using +5V; +12V; -12V; bus.

V/Octave calibration process:
Menu > Tools > Set > to adjust v/oct (first 3 encoders change the parameter, last 4th encoder changes the value)
You need to adjust CV A(33) (midi note 33) and adjust CV A(81) (midi note 81).
This will scale the V/Oct with out the need to adjust each octave one by one.
Example values are: CV A(33) 256 and CV A(81) 735. Each unit has its own values and depend on your voltage generator settings.

I will post some videos in the near future how it performs.

We will start to produce the modules assembled this month.
They will become available here: http://vandaal-electronics.com/product/preenfm-eurorack-module/


Any feedback is welcome and will help with the developement!
« Last Edit: March 07, 2019, 01:17:04 PM by Xavier »

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Re: PreenFM Eurorack module
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 03:22:57 PM »
Very excited about this! Built mine in a panel with the CV inputs, but they're not hooked up to anything yet. I need to learn more about voltage scaling first lol. I will definitely watch the videos and read any docs you have when there available! Keep up the good work!

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Re: PreenFM Eurorack module
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 03:45:03 PM »
Tested the PreenFm with Doepfer A-105 filter and it plays really well.
So Preen audio output should be enough for most of the Eurorack modules.

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Re: PreenFM Eurorack module
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 07:14:53 AM »
On request by Matthis I have made a post into ModularGrid database.
PreenFM Module can be found at www.modulargrid.net/e/other-unknown-preenfm

This is just a demo-post to test how it acts. I will fill in the correct information in near future!

Measured Current Draw on each rail.

-12VDC 10mA
+12VDC 20mA
+5VDC 250mA
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Re: PreenFM Eurorack module
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 02:09:00 PM »
First video uploaded.

https://youtu.be/Lq88y8aF-hE

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Re: PreenFM Eurorack module
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 11:49:02 PM »
Yesssss. :D:D:D

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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 06:11:03 PM »
First video uploaded.

https://youtu.be/Lq88y8aF-hE

Cool!!! :D When will it be available for order?

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Re: PreenFM Eurorack module
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2019, 05:40:35 PM »
First video uploaded.

https://youtu.be/Lq88y8aF-hE

Cool!!! :D When will it be available for order?

Few weeks to go! I will post when they are in stock.

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Re: PreenFM Eurorack module
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2019, 09:03:30 AM »
Time schedule:

1) Stock of Assembled Eurorack modules: End of January/Beginning of February
2) Eurorack DIY Full kit and assembly instructions: Around April.
3) DIY kit to build your PreenFM into Eurorack version: Later around April.
4) Semimodular tabletop PreenFM: Around summer period.

Lets hope it all goes faster actually. But thouse times are reachable.

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Re: PreenFM Eurorack module
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2019, 11:05:09 AM »
Started a besic video tutorial series for PreenFM
No audio. Just a task in the topic and deomstration.
As it turns out some people dont know how to load patches and do other stuff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc-VuiMIuLI&list=PL238wWrYx5q7TxD_buGOsudcFCfYaRdaE

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Re: PreenFM Eurorack module
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2019, 07:16:46 PM »
The Third version will introduce fully functional CV1 CV2 CV3 CV4 with +/-5V CV input.
Switchable CV1 CV2 to 0-10V CV signals.

Digitally Adjustable gate level. Firmware update made by Xavier.
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Re: PreenFM Eurorack module
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2019, 06:09:09 PM »
Will there be an adapter kit for those of us with an already built PFM2? I would love to add this functionality to my PFM2. Is it possible for it to work unracked? Thanks for all of this work btw. Its amazing!

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Re: PreenFM Eurorack module
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2019, 07:14:40 AM »
We are working on this. Its still unclear how it will exatly look like. But electronically such solution has been tested and it works with no issues.
Case design and how to mount it is the next part now.
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Re: PreenFM Eurorack module
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2019, 01:50:39 AM »
Amazing! I can’t wait!! I’ll definitely be grabbing a kit when its ready :) thank you

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Re: PreenFM Eurorack module
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2019, 02:08:10 PM »
We have finished building the Pre-production patch of Eurorack modules.
All the units come with Blue OLED screen.
Also a Black front panel has been introduced and will be an option.

A conflict with fat Eurorack aluminium rails has been discovered.
It involves only some racks that have thicker aluminium rails.
Doepfer and Gie-Tec type rails are fitting nicely.
We will work on to make the unit fit. It introduces some adjustments on the PCB sizes.
It only affects customers with odd rack rails.