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How to Make a Soundboard

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Published on Nov 26, 2016

Chevee Builds - How to Make a Soundboard

Every day, I record a show in my shop called The Daily Shed. I wanted a way to add some "live" sound effects, as well as play viewer messages during the live show. Using the Adafruit Audio FX sound board and an old pair of computer speakers, I put together a vintage-looking sound board. My goal was to make it look like a mid-century piece of lab equipment. I think I accomplished that goal.

This soundboard uses the Adafruit Audio FX to store and play the sounds. From the speaker unit, I use the speakers, amplifier, controls, and speaker grills. I had to un-solder some components of the amplifier in order to better mount the components in the box. After un-soldering, the components were re-joined to the board using jumper wires to make a sort of harness. I split the input voltage with a 5-volt regulator to supply power to the Audio FX. The box is made of walnut and luan with a shellac finish and brass hardware.


COMPONENTS:
Adafruit Audio FX - http://amzn.to/2fyJu5Q
Jumper Wires - http://amzn.to/2fyG4A3
Switches - http://amzn.to/2fyGx5e
Helping Hands - http://amzn.to/2g39Dhf
Heat Gun - http://amzn.to/2grP7DK
Heat Shrink - http://amzn.to/2fkf3VW


THE INSPIRATION:
Bob Clagget, I Like to Make Sutff: https://youtu.be/smhMLsP5fsM


Check out my daily YouTube show, The Daily Shed!
http://thedailyshed.com


Twitter: @cheveedodd
Instagram: cheveedodd
Website: http://cheveedodd.com

MUSIC:
ID OneFourTea Mixtacular (Free 320 DL) by IndustrialDeath

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