How to fit your new overlay
Fitting your overlay to your Neutron is pretty straight-forward and shouldn't take longer than a minute or so. No special tools are needed except for a small Phillips screwdriver to unfasten the faceplate panel screws.
- Disconnect your Neutron from the power cord and any audio, MIDI and CV patch cables.
- Place it on a flat solid surface and start to remove the potentiometer knobs by pulling them straight up. Some of them might require a bit of force to come off - a gentle but consistent force will do it.
- Unfasten the 8 faceplate panel screws. Make sure to place them where they won’t get lost - they are tiny and have an urge to escape.
- Gently place your overlay on top of the faceplate. Make sure that all the apertures (cutouts) fit around the various sockets, buttons, LEDs and potentiometer shafts. Don’t force it if it gets stuck - instead carefully adjust the overlay to fit over the shafts. It’s a snug fit, but that’s to make sure that the overlay looks good without any obvious gaps when fitted.
- Once the overlay is in place and flat against the surface of the faceplate, fasten the 8 panel screws again.
- Reattach the potentiometer knobs by pushing them gently back on-top of the shafts. All knobs but two have an indicator - this should be placed opposite the flat side of the shaft (on the belly of the ‘D’). Make sure you put the two unmarked knobs on the oscillator shape shafts.
- Plug your various cables and cords back in and you’re done! Sit back and enjoy your revamped Neutron for a moment - then go make some noise with it. :)
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Since your overlay is held in place with both the panel screws and knobs, you can safely place your Neutron in a vertical position in a rack. It should even be possible to place it facing downwards from the ceiling, although I cannot guarantee that the overlay will stay in place in that position.
Here are the currently available overlay designs.