Rockit 8 Bit Synth Kit

I just stumbled upon this cute little monster, the 8 Bit Rockit Synth… and, as I know how much work it is to just solder an existing kit or project, I pledge deep respect for someone who is willing to invent a new synth without having a company or sth. similar behind him. Matt Heinze just did this, and it actually sounds like fun!! There might still be some additional work to do, but I do really like the idea of starting his own company with this project just from scratch.

so check out the Rockit 8 Bit synth, there might be more to come soon…?!

More info about his project can be found here:
http://hackmeopen.com/
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/790206393/rockit-8-bit-synth-kit?ref=video

Building the Studio, Pt. 2: Bass Traps

The first step after putting carpet into my new room was building the essential acoustic treatments, the bass traps. I decided to do 2 big bass traps for the front corners, both about 2,10m high, 65 cm wide and 30 cm deep, filled with rockwool, that I wanted to wrap in thin foil, and cover the whole thing with fabric; also I wanted to build 3 small broadband absorbers, that I can stack on top of each other and put then near the sidewall of the listening position, about 20cm away from the wall. these absorbers are also filled with rockwool, 20cm deep, and covered with black fabric.

After having build these elements, I wanted to check the acoustics in my room first before building further elements. I know that these wont be enough for the size of the room, but rather than killing all dynamics in one step I decided to plan the next steps afterwards. So take a look at the first elements, and, again, sorry for the poor picture quality… I will take some better shots soon;