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Buchla 281 Clone

Voltage controlled AD/ASR Envelope Generator

Courtesy/Thanks to: Toppobrillo

Description: Topp over at the Electro-music.com forum has made a neat PCB for soldering your own Buchla 281 AR/ASR. Read below and much much more on elektro-music.com

From Toppobrillo's homepage:

This page is here to supplement the information covered in the 281 Clone thread at electromusic.
com. Please read through the thread, you will likely find your question[s] answered there.

The Clone PCB
The Original Buchla 281 Module is made up of 4 independent Function Generators, A,B,C and D- with A&B
and C&D tied together in the bottom section functions, quadrature and ors [peak]. The 281 Clone PCB is
actually 1/4 of a 281, and can be used alone or in conjunction with other boards. The Clone PCB can be built
as either "A" or "B" board described above.
The 281 Function Generator
...Operates like most envelope generators, it's operation is as follows: An appropriate signal at the trigger
input causes the generator to ramp upwards from 0 to 10V at a rate set by the "attack" control and input.
Depending on operation mode, once it reaches 10V, it is either held steady by a gate signal, pending release,
or enters the decay phase instantly [depending on operation mode] and then ramps downward towards 0V
at a rate specified by the setting of the "decay" control and input. At any point in the "decay" cycle, the
generator can be retriggered. Once the cycle is complete, the "end pulse" output will produce a narrow
pulse.
The output function is linear, however, the rate [slope] responds to applied control voltage in an exponential
manner. Applied positive voltages will cause the generator to ramp more slowly- while voltages that are less
positive than the voltage at the control pot's wiper will cause the generator to ramp more quickly. These
voltages average together.

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Files
281clonepcbsm.jpg
   Picture of a small part of the PCB by Toppobrillo.
2812_bom.pdf
   Bill of material for the 281 Clone.
Links
http://www.sdiy.org/toppobrillo/two
   281 clone on Toppobrillos site.
http://electro-music.com/forum/view
   
Parts used
LM7810
   10V Positive Voltage Regulator
1N4148
   High speed Switching Diode
2N3906
   PNP switching transistor
2N3904
   NPN switching transistor
HEF 4001
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1N914
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MPF102
   
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