Magnetophon Workshop [DIY Modular]

from Tripping on Wires


Magnetophon is a cassette player without the transport mechanism — a mono cassette head in the panel and a NAB equalised amplifier circuit, this is a tool for experiments with tape.

Music Thing Modular's Magnetophon ( has been generously released as open hardware and these PCBs have been manufactured directly from the files provided (note, the is the old design, not the black and gold one on the link). It's a fairly simple build and therefore an ideal starter module for DIY. We will assemble and build the complete module, mount the panel, and wire an additional tape head wand. We'll also make a DIY power connector and test that it works properly before you leave.

It needs a Eurorack power supply (+/- 12V) and I'd recommend mounting it in a case. Check out our FC Power workshop if you want to build a power module from scratch.

All materials, tools, and equipment will be provided. The workshop will last approx 3 hours.

The studio is on the 3rd floor and only accessible via stairs.

Participants will be limited to 3 so as to maintain social distance. Whilst most Covid restrictions are expected to be lifted by then I'd prefer smaller groups. Covid safety measure will be in place including contact tracing, ventilation, social distancing, hand washing, and cleaning.

Due to the ever-changing nature of life these days, workshops are fully refundable. Basically, if things get shut down again or me/anyone has to cancel due to illness or symptoms you will simply be refunded. If it's feasible to reschedule and you wish to then I'm happy to accommodate. I will be outlaying money on materials so please don't cancel unnecessarily but everyone's health is more important so do what you've got to do.

  £40 GBP or more 


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Tripping on Wires is a home for DIY Audio Electronics. Specialising in Contact Microphones, Miniature Vibration Speakers, and experimental circuit builds.

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