How to use NS1 Nano Bridge?

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  • #2737

    beermagnet
    Participant

    Hello all,
    Iv’e hesitated writing this hoping I could get a grasp of how to connect the NS1 Nanosynth and the NS1Nanobridge but I just can’t find any simple instructions and im weary of making mistakes. I am at the low end of understanding electronics, I have a bit of eurorack but theres so many places to put wires in the NS1 Nano synth which makes me uncomfortable guessing. Could someone please help me by uploading/diagram a pic of how they have it wired to have basic external interface (in/out) with the VCO’s, VCA’s, LFO’s, Freq, and VCA’s with other Eurorack gear using the safe protected pins. Id really aprecciate it = D

    #2747

    Davide Mancini
    Keymaster

    Hi There!!!!
    using Nanobridge is really simple!
    I take that you will use the protected pins only.

    First of all, to make the protection work, you have to connect the voltage extremes from the NS1nanosynth to the Nanobridge.
    Use a jumper to connect ANY of the “0V” on the NS1 to the corresponding 0V on the Bridge.
    Do the same with the 5V pins on the NS1 and the nanobridge.
    Now you are set to do the ‘functional’ connections.
    I.E. if you want to control the FREQ of the filter with an external CV signal connect the CV to the jack marked ‘1’ on the nanobridge and then the ‘1’ pin on the ‘protected’ side of the double row to the VCF ‘CV’ pin.
    That’s it!
    let me know!!!!
    Davide

    #3831

    ianhollen
    Participant

    Hi Davide,

    I’ve been making electronic music as a hobbyist for 30 years and have a nice small collection of vintage and modern synthesizers including a Roland Jupiter 4, a Studio Electronics SE1, a Waldorf Blofeld. In the past I have had semi modulars like the Roland System 100 (not M) and a few Korg MS20’s, but haven’t gone fully modular until now. I have little experience with electronics or breadboarding and until I came upon the NS1 had never heard of Arduino.

    Now…..

    I have bought an NS1 Nanosynth and after a few weeks of playing with it I declare I love it. I have successfully used Github to load some interesting devices into the Arduino Leonardo. I have also made a breadboard with the dedicated experimental kit with two ring modulators, two oscillators and an Atari Punk on it, that works very nicely.

    Now to my question – I’ve made an out board Arduino Mozzi 5 Pot Synth, which I can get some interesting sounds out of, but its connection to the NS1 scares me. I bought the Nanobridge and want to know if I can patch this synth with ns1 style patch wires into the unprotected header and connect the protected header to the Nanosynth?

    Thank you for single handedly, completely opening a New world of synthojoy to me.

    Ian

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