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Horstronic Cable Tester – DIY Build

Horstronic Cable Tester - DIY Build

As a DIY modular enthusiast, we are always looking for ways to help improve our efficiency when we are building modules. We recently ran into an issue where upon receiving a modular kit, the power cable wasn’t included. Now, this normally wasn’t a big deal, but it was rather annoying.

With that being said, we decided why not just make cables and sell them to our customers… so thats what we did. We knew that taking this on would be a fun endeavor and we needed to ensure that our cables were fully tested to protect modules from shorting. Finally after scouring the internet for a few hours, we came across the Horstronic Cable Tester.

Horstronic Kit Complete

After reading about the Horstronic Cable Tester over on the Muffs forum  we decided to order one up. There was only one problem though; there were none in stock anywhere. Stock notifications were signed up for everywhere so that we could order one up as soon as it arrived, somewhere.

A couple months had pass and then randomly we received an email that our friends over at SynthCube had a couple kits in stock…


Bizmuth Chaotic Signal Router – DIY Build

Bizmuth Chaotic Signal Router - DIY Build

Close up Panel - Bizmuth Chaotic Signal Router
Bizmuth Chaotic Signal Router

As we approach the new year, the Bizmuth Chaotic Signal Router kit for Eurorack landed on our workbench. The Bizmuth is purely what it states it is – a signal router for modular systems. What does this mean? 

According to Bizmuth Modular, you can route switch or combine up to six signals, or generate up to six gates by turning three endless knobs with one hand.

The module has three identical switches with three IO Jacks each: A, B and C. All operate according to the same four step connection sequence: A B C, A-B C, A-B-C, A B-C, and so on. A dash (-) indicates a connection between the signals.

As you turn a knob, the connection sequence of the corresponding switch advances and new connections appear between the three IO jacks. The connection sequence repeats 24 times in one full 360 revolution. That means you have a different patch every 3.75 degrees.

All jacks are also bi-directional, which means you can use them as inputs and outputs. Read that again… you can use them as inputs and outputs. For example, you can route a signal from the B IO jack to A, A and C, or just C, just like you can route two signals from A and/or C to B.


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