Star Maker is a 12HP scanning stereo mixer. It has 4 inputs (labeled 1-4) and a stereo output (labeled Left/Right). The inputs are intended for audio use, but can also accept CV.
Inputs 1 and 3 are connected to the left output, while 2 and 4 are connected to the right output. There is a clock input and an audio (clock) input, and you can use both of these at the same time.
A gate output keeps track of what is going on within the circuit, but since pauses are a feature of this design this is reflected here as well, so don’t expect a steady clock for the most part. The top switch sets how many active steps each sequence will have, 4,5 or 8. When selecting 5 or 8 the circuit will insert pauses where there is no input (above step 4 that is).
The bottom switch is for division of the audio clock, if you want it to go somewhat slower or faster. Sometimes this circuit locks up, if so you can switch the division switch and see if it comes alive again.
There is also a button for manual stepping and setting the “start” position for a sequence before adding a clock, Ie. if you want the sequence to start at step 3 press the button until the LED beneath panel for LED 3 is lit.
Note: this is a Panel & PCB set only – you must source the rest of the parts yourself!
All SMD parts are already pre-soldered
Star Maker – Build Document & BOM