We’ve made some changes to the DS-8 Bill of Materials to give our synth-drummers more versatility!
The stock values for the DS-8’s noise generator have been changed and the results are totally worth the minor amount of work involved. Two capacitors are swapped out to get snare/tom sounds out of your DS-8 and a potentiometer value has become our stock value.
C10 = 0.1uF ceramic capacitor (Snare tone)
C11 = 4.7uF bipolar ceramic capacitor (Tom tone)
PAN = 50kB Linear Potentiometer (was previously an option between 50k/100k)
With the DIY spirit in mind, feel free to experiment with values to make your DS-8 unique. Lower capacitance tends to sound higher-pitched and snare-ish, while a larger capacitance emulates tom or bass drum tones.
Check the DS-8 BOM for an updated list of components we recommend using with the DS-8 PCB.
Our experiments did not stop at killer drum tones; we’ll be posting some great new Mods for the DS-8 in the next few days that are going to take the DS-8 to the next level. Stay tuned!