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Music From Outer Space - Your Synth-DIY Headquarters. View Forum - Thomas Henry designs. MUFF WIGGLER. Synthtopia – Synthesizer and electronic music news, synth and music software reviews and more! The SOS Guide To Choosing A Modular Synth. No longer the preserve of men in laboratories or capes, the modular synth business is thriving, and it's now easier to go modular than ever before.

The SOS Guide To Choosing A Modular Synth

Modular Synth Comparison Chart. A side by side shot of two popular VCOs from Blacet and MOTM, showing the different form factors.

Modular Synth Comparison Chart

The Blacet VCO is 5.25" high x 3" wide x 6.25" deep. The jacks are 3.5mm, panel .062 aluminum. The knob width is .45". Space required is 98.4 cubic inches. Eurorack standard specs - Mutable instruments' users community. The Secret World Of Modular Synthesizers. Bedroom-based boffins the world over are manufacturing increasingly bizarre and esoteric synth modules.

The Secret World Of Modular Synthesizers

Come with us as we step away from the modular mainstream and take a look at some of the more eccentric Eurorack synth modules this weird world has to offer. Al James Welcome to the wild west. Far below the slow-moving product cycles of music tech's big-brand behemoths, a small yet busy branch of synth technology is creating some of the strangest, deepest and most inspiring ideas in synthesis, and turning them into products you can actually buy. 5 Open Source Synthesizers You Can Build And Hack - Hongkiat.

Shruthi – DIY resources. This section contains all the information allowing you to build your own Shruthi or hack its firmware.

Shruthi – DIY resources

The Shruthi contains two section: a digital section (“control board” or “digital board”), containing the display, main microcontroller, switches and pots ; and an analog section (“filter board”) hosting the VCF, VCA, input mixer and the output stage. Several variants of the filter board are available to provide a broad range of sounds. Control board. Old Part Day: Voltage Controlled Filters. For thirty years, the classic synths of the late 70s and early 80s could not be reproduced.

Old Part Day: Voltage Controlled Filters

Part of the reason for this is market forces — the synth heads of the 80s didn’t want last year’s gear. The other part for the impossibility to build new versions of these synths was the lack of parts. Synths such as the Prophet 5, Fairlight CMI, and Korg Mono/Poly relied on voltage controlled filter ICs — the SSM2044 — that you can’t buy new anymore. If you can source a used one, be prepared to pay $30. Kastle - pocket sized lo-fi modular synth - Bastl Instruments. NS1nanosynth – soundmachines.

Product Description We at soundmachines thought about a simple and cheap platform that will transport the main characteristic of a modular analog synthesizer in a small and friendly format, to be well recognised by musicians, makers and tinkerers worldwide.

NS1nanosynth – soundmachines

A small, but loyal to its roots, instruments of sound creation. With a digital platform added as a bonus. TINYSIZER - Synthesizer analog modular - ANYWARE-INSTRUMENTS. Factory Birth - Hardware Version. My Specs.

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Hardware. CS-01. CX5M. DX7. Tymkrs (The Toymakers) Store on Tindie. Handmade.Electronic.Music.The_.Art_.of_.Hardware.Hacking.pdf. CMOS Synthesizers - Beavis Audio Research. Chip Basics For our experiments, we'll use a couple basic chips: 40106 Hex Inverting Schmitt Trigger: This chip contains 6 individual Schmitt triggers.

CMOS Synthesizers - Beavis Audio Research

A Schmitt trigger is a comparator circuit that incorporates positive feedback. What this means is that when a high signal (positive voltage defined as '1') is applied to the input pin, the output pin generates a low signal (ground voltage defined as '0). This simple circuit can be connected to a resistor/capacitor pair to rapidly turn on an off. 4040 Binary Counter/Divider: This simple logic chip takes an input square wave and generates oscillations at 8 outputs with a frequency related to the input frequency. 4051 Eight Channel Analog Multiplexor/Demultiplexor: The voltage status of the three address pins A, B and C determines which of the eight channels presents its voltage to the common connection pin. Intro to Lunetta CMOS Synths - Google Docs. Mickeymouselogic. CMOS Mickey Mouse Logic Article by Ray Wilson Understanding Mickey Mouse Logic (MML) NOTICE: The 74HC14 (and all 74HC gates) have a limited supply voltage capability (2 to 6 volts) whereas the 74C14 and CD40106 can both be powered from 3 to 15 volts.

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MIDI Library, For Communication With Musical Instruments. MIDI, by Francois Best, allows you to control and receive data from musical instruments.

MIDI Library, For Communication With Musical Instruments

MIDI 2.6 and 3.2 and later support all Teensy models. Hardware Requirements. Send and Receive MIDI with Arduino : Receive MIDI Messages with Arduino. Most Arduino MIDI projects send MIDI messages out, but you can also use the Arduino to receive MIDI data.

Send and Receive MIDI with Arduino : Receive MIDI Messages with Arduino

Here are some ideas: an Arduino synthesizer that uses MIDI messages to construct audio waveforms a device which uses MIDI to trigger mechanical events, like the ringing of different sized bells a MIDI to control voltage(CV) device- communication between MIDI and analog synthesizers. Code Tinker Hack: How to turn Piano toy into MIDI keyboard (using Arduino/Atmega) Interesting WTPA2 MIDI Opto Repair - Narrat1ve Nerd Camp. So, while I was testing these pre-assembled units, I found one that had intermittent MIDI functionality. The symptoms were these: Mess with MIDI keyboard, MIDI works normally. Wait 20 seconds. The first NOTE_ON or NOTE_OFF after that fails. MIDI input with optocouplers! - Mutable instruments' users community.

SamplerBox - The definitive guide to MIDI IN with Raspberry Pi's GPIO. By Joseph, on 2015 May 6th Do we need a USB MIDI interface to use MIDI with the Raspberry Pi? No! Is it possible to have MIDI IN into Raspberry Pi's GPIO? Raspberry Pi plays MIDI without an operating system. For all the interesting DSP functions locked away in the Raspberry Pi, it’s still hard to imagine using the Raspberry Pi as an eminently capable software synthesizer, tracker, or sequencer.

Running any of the usual Linux digital audio programs means – surprise – running Linux, and the performance penalty associated with that. It would be much better if all these audio programs could run directly on the Raspberry Pi without an operating system, and [Joe]’s project is right up that alley. He’s playing MIDI files without an operating system, in effect making the Raspberry Pi a very powerful embedded platform. Designing and building custom MIDI controllers.