Comfortably Strum

By | June 15, 2014

We may shave been quiet these past few weeks but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been working on any music related goodness!

A couple of months back I decided to buy a USBTribe midi out mod for my Korg Volca Beats. This was the first time I’d decided to mod any of my gear and luckily the whole thing was a success!

Now move forward a few months and I’ve been thinking about making more mods to my Volca. Unfortunately I have never soldered anything in my life! So, internet and YouTube to the rescue, I researched soldering to death pretty much, ordered myself some soldering gear and a couple of starter kits and I was away.

Seeing all the different DIY kits you could buy it looked a lot of fun and so one of the first musical things decided to build was a Le Strum by hotchk155. At around £35 it wasn’t too much, looked like a great midi controller and didn’t look too difficult to build so away I went and started on the build.

After a many hours slogging away the project was a success! Here is the result

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It’s already inspired me to start another tune and also to do some more DIY music products. With everything from effects pedals, midi controllers and even synths, there are endless possibilities!

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