Percussa SSP Update: Anodized Front Panel Prototypes & More

via the Percussa SSP kickstarter

"Anodized front panel prototypes; Audio inputs, programmable logic, Buttons, Encoders and More!

Hi everyone!

First of all we wish you a happy and successful 2018!

We continued working during the holidays, on the bringup of the SSP hardware: as I wrote in my last update, we still had some work to do on the audio inputs. On the Percussa engine there are only 2

Percussa Super Signal Processor Update: Prototypes up and Running; Testing in Progress

via the Percussa SSP Kickstarter where you'll find additional pics.

"First of all happy holidays, and we wish you a healthy and succesful 2018! We received our SSP prototype PCBs the 22nd of December, together with the SSP front panel prototypes. The first thing we did was a quick visual inspection of the PCB to make sure there was nothing odd going on. I use a stereo microscope for that and

Percussa SSP PCBs Now in Production & Front Panel Design Finalized

via Percussa

"A lot of progress has been made in the development of the Percussa SSP! You can find the summary below. If you want the full story with all the eye candy, head over to our Kickstarter updates.

After the initial first layout pass I finalized the layout of the SSP. This took quite a while as I had to go through a list of 40 pages of TODOs, checking countless details of the layout,

Percussa Super Signal Processor Eurorack Module PCBs Arrive

via the Percussa Kickstarter:

"Hi everyone!

Exciting news - today we received the PCBs for the SSP. They arrived about an hour ago and I immediately checked the quality of the top and bottom side, paying attention to small details such as whether the vias are nicely drilled in the center of pads, whether copper has 'leaked' over other copper potentially causing a short, and of course whether

Percussa SSP Update: PCB Layout Complete and Next Steps

An update via Percussa's SSP Kickstarter campaign:

"Hi All,

Since the last update I wrote on the PCB Layout, I've been working non stop (7 days a week!) on finalizing the layout and getting it ready for production.

A lot of time was spent on cleaning up the traces on the PCB, optimizing the placement of components, adjusting polygons, length matching traces, fixing small details in

Percussa SSP GUI Layout #3 - Kickstarter update

Published on Nov 7, 2017 PERCUSSA

"Short video while testing the GUI code for the Percussa SSP on the computer (no sound). The basic idea is that you can insert synth modules anywhere you want in the network grid, by moving a selection rectangle using the navigation soft keys and the 'insert' key. When the modules are placed next to each other, the

Percussa SSP Layout Update #5 - Footprint checking and ADC/DAC re-routing

via Bert on the Percussa SSP Kickstarter campaign:

"Hi all,

I spent most of the past week going through my TODO / checklist (40 pages long!), checking footprints, double checking small but important details in the documentation of the ICs I’m using in the design of the SSP, and adding pin headers on the back of the PCB to help with development and testing later on when the hardware is done.

Percussa SSP GUI Layout #2 - Kickstarter update

Published on Oct 17, 2017 PERCUSSA

"Short video while testing the GUI code for the Percussa SSP on the computer (no sound). To change the parameter values we use the Percussa Remote control surface which is connected through USB to the computer."

Percussa SSP Layout #3 and Software GUI update #1

via the Percussa Kickstarter site:

"Last week I finished routing the first revision of the PCB layout. After that I built a list of all the remaining things I need to check in the design, which includes (non exhaustive list) checking trace lengths, spacing, width, checking footprints, checking which traces are potentially too close together, checking all the mechanical aspects of the design, …

Percussa SSP Schematics & Layout Update #1

via the Percussa Kickstarter campaign:

"SSP layout work in progress (looking at back side of module)

Hi everyone :-)

Bert here, I've been working hard the past week on the schematics and layout of the SSP and progressed well. As you know the design is based on the work I've done for the Percussa Engine the past couple of years. My goal right now is to get an initial placement of all my

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