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Ewp Electronics Stereo Amplifier

Category: Ewp Projects  

Ewp Electronics NachtMusic(4)

Category: Ewp Projects

I finished the electronics to drive the ‘waterfall’ for the Nachtmusic performance. The electronics switching the water pump can be adjusted to switch off the waterpump when the noise near the waterfall (people talking, music) is too loud.

The electronics consists of the following parts:
1. An opamp switched as a peak detector (measuring the amplitude of the incoming audio).
2. A comparator. Comparing the amplitude with a variable (potentiometer) dc-threshold.
3. Schmitt trigger, to avoid the relay switching on/off constantly.
4. A circuit with two transistors creating an adjustable time delay for switching on and switching off the relay.
5. The relay itself.
6. The +12V power supply with a 7812.

 

Ewp Electronics Modular Synth Eirik

Category: StudentProjects

Eirik Brandal (student Composition) made a very nice modular synth. He made all the modules himself by hand. He used experimental printed circuit boards to construct all the modules. Nice idea! Erik did find a lot of the information on these websites:

http://www.musicfromouterspace.com
http://birthofasynth.com
http://cgs.synth.net

Very nice work Eirik!

 

Ewp Electronics VT-VFG repair

Category: Ewp Projects

Today we spend time to repair the VT-VFG of Bea-5. We did get assistance from Jo Scherpenisse, technician, and former colleague of the EWP, who designed a lot of modules, still in use in the Analog studio.

The VT-VFG did have problems with the manual (switch) shift input and the external shift input. When using the manual shit input (by pressing a button), the electronics sometimes skipped some steps. Very annoying for the users and it needed to be fixed.

 

Ewp Electronics Nachtmusic(2)

Category: Ewp Projects

The electronics for 'Nachtmusic' is finished and ready to be tested. It consists of a circuit that converts light intensity into amplitude modulation; in other words, the more intens the light bulb is lighting up, the more output volume the user will hear.

 

Ewp Electronics NachtMusic

Category: Ewp Projects

This week I started building the new electronics for Dick Raaijmakers piece, 'Nachtmusic'. Four string instruments will be used as 'audio switches'. The original design by Dick Raaijmakers was modified and improved by Godfried-Willem Raes. http://www.logosfoundation.org/kursus/2126.html


As a part of 'Nachtmusic' there will be a small waterfall on stage! In combination with the sounds on stage this waterfall will be active or not.
Nachtmusic will be performed in the Springfestival in April 2015 at the Royal Conservatory

 

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