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bobdstringer



Joined: 25 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:50 pm    Post subject: Siren DIY Reply with quote

Hey everyone,

how's it going?

I built Tobys siren (thanks Toby) and it is making noises but, I can't get P1 to work.

I reckon it could be something to do with the fact that I used 2 ne555s instead of the correct combination of oscillator chips. Any ideas?

I also noticed that on Tobys schematic the output (3) on U1 is marked as present but not connected to anything.

I'll keep yous briefed if I get it working

Take it easy
bob
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DubTerrier



Joined: 29 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 2:59 pm    Post subject: Siren DIY Reply with quote

Hello Dubbers
I'm looking for the "Gerber" CSR file of this siren ,
a technician asked me that for build it .
Can anyone help me ?

Guidance
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pete



Joined: 01 Jul 2002
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 3:17 pm    Post subject: Siren DIY Reply with quote

these guys also sell sirens-radikaldubkolektiv.net
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interruptor



Joined: 04 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 3:57 pm    Post subject: Siren DIY Reply with quote

Dubterrier: As far as I know "Gerber data" is the layout data for the printed circuit board. (see here) I don't think it's really worth to do this for building one single unit.
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pete



Joined: 01 Jul 2002
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:16 pm    Post subject: Siren DIY Reply with quote

My friend built me a siren with this schematic, but how to make siren to play from the start when i press trigger button. sound goes in circle(uau-uau..), but when I press,it's not reseting the sound to go from the start, but from somewhwere in the middle.thanks!
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Patrick



Joined: 26 Feb 2002
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:56 pm    Post subject: Siren DIY Reply with quote

if someone could translate that into english, that would be nice too...some of the words just dont work right when you run them through an online translator, wave becomes beach ...stuff like that etc etc etc...and what do the letters and things on the diagram itself mean
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interruptor



Joined: 04 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 7:31 pm    Post subject: Siren DIY Reply with quote

pete: are you refering to this schematic?
in this case try to discharge capacitor c1 (use a resistor and hold it to both sides of the capacitor). i'm no specialist with analog circuitry but i know that usually a capacitor is charged and discharged to create an oscillation. for a siren there are two oscillators: a fast one that creates the tone and a slow one that modulates it's frequency. in this case c1 seems to be the capacitor of the slow oscillator. it's likely that the start button resets the flipflops, but does not discharge the two capacitors. if discharging it by hand as proposed above works, you could add a separate switch to the circuit just for this purpose.
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Lio



Joined: 15 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:47 pm    Post subject: Siren DIY Reply with quote

Greetings dubheads,

Love this board! Give thanks for the work!

My mate built us a siren according to the schematic availabe on this site.

It works really well. May be 3 little things:

- have enought space between the buttons to operate easily.

- a box that is not too light so it hold in place

- a big solid button for the trigger, we used a small one and sometimes you get crackling noises or the siren get stuck on play!

Here my 2 cents on a strictly user point of view :)

Peace,
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Lio



Joined: 15 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 5:19 pm    Post subject: Siren DIY Reply with quote

Hello again,

I am looking for a bit of advice on the type of echo I should use with the siren.

I have a space echo but i'd like to use it for voice/instruments only and have a separate one for the siren otherwise it get a bit messy.

It sound really good with the tape echo. So i'd like something with a similar sound but a smaller price.

I considered the following options after reading the board:

- line 6 echo park
- headrush AKAI (expensive!)
- boss pedal (not too sure which model - i read that they were a bit rubbish)

or

- Alesis Nanoverb
- Boss DE-200

Does that sound right?
But I am now a bit lost on what to choose...

Its purely for sound system use.

Any guidance would be really appreciated! Thanks!

Peace,
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:09 pm    Post subject: Siren DIY Reply with quote

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Global Purpose



Joined: 04 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:51 am    Post subject: Siren DIY Reply with quote

Hi evryone , i suggest You to find the AD 80 IBANEZ delay thats the best one You can find second hand it might make You forget some crap tapefake echoes that need too much cleaning or repairing (not all of them of course!!), this AD 80 is a big deal it s one of my favorite delay stomp box ... it s just "dommage" to use it just for a siren (i dont like siren ...sorry)hehehe
me looking for a simple schematics to use an old accutronics spring tank (8db2c1d) as a spring reverb usable with mixing board and so on...if anyone could help....
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Toby E



Joined: 30 Jul 2001
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:06 am    Post subject: Siren DIY Reply with quote

Yo all !!!

Returning to the board after a few years not visiting it...I'm so happy to learn that some of you were encouraged to build the siren according to the schematics... (I'm really excited)

About resetting the sound (to start from the beginning of the wave when pressing the button), I think it's impossi ble to do without circuit modifications - sorry...).

But now that I'm studing electronic engeneering, I might strat bukilding more quarky effects in the near future...

Toby E
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TC



Joined: 26 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:42 pm    Post subject: Siren DIY Reply with quote

I have built somthing
check this link to see it

http://www.dogsonacid.com/showthread.php?s=8b491dc837adb4d8eea42345e298a71f&thre adid=338349&cache=20
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seafran



Joined: 02 May 2006
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 3:47 pm    Post subject: Siren DIY Reply with quote

hi everyone,
thanx to all for this research
i m gonna try to build this siren soon
good to find informations..!
jah love.
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Sky Hi Guy



Joined: 18 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:17 pm    Post subject: Siren DIY Reply with quote

greetings and thanks,
we build a dub siren using the information on this great site.
and its sound great.
one love, the Sky Hi Guy
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jensen



Joined: 05 Jul 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:13 pm    Post subject: Siren DIY Reply with quote

Thanks to Munky Lee, Toby E ,and The Interruptor .

Sounds great, was really fun building it.

Cheers guys

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27627153N00/sets/72157594188151665/
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jensen



Joined: 05 Jul 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:25 pm    Post subject: Siren DIY Reply with quote

OOPS http://www.flickr.com/photos/27627153@N00/sets/72157594188151665/
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papa otta



Joined: 21 Oct 2013
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:38 am    Post subject: dub siren Reply with quote

hello massive,
take a look to my dub siren & other devices!
papa otta

http://banga-rang.blogspot.it

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interruptor



Joined: 04 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes otta, these sound and look nice!
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papa otta



Joined: 21 Oct 2013
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanx interruptor!
dub it!!!
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