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Web Sites on building an analog synthesizer
Interested in building your own analog synthesizer? Here is a collection of information on the web. These sites range from basic electronics to schematics to advanced synth modules. Don't see what you need on one site, just go on to the next. Have fun!
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Do It Yourself Synth Sites
- E-Music DIY archive
Archive of synth information and schematics.
- Weird Sound Generator
An EXCELLENT FIRST PROJECT in synth building. The site contains a LOT of information on building this project.
- Build A Portable Synth
John Simonton's original article on building a basic synth. This article has designs and instructions for building Paia electronics' original GNOME synth. It contains a VCO, Noise Generator, VCF, VCA, and 2 function generators. No application specifi
Bernie Hutchins original periodical on the design and construction of synthesizers. If you are really interested, the "Everything Package" is a great deal, you will be busy for a LONG time. If you just want a taste, do as he suggests, start with the
- Build A Synth
This is an evolving website with information about designing and building an analog synthesizer. Articles vary from basic electronics theory, discussion of electronic components, common circuits used in synths, and synthesizer construction articles.
- YuSynth DIY Synth
A whole series of analog synth module plans. Each module has it's own page dedicated to it and the page includes schematics, parts list, printed circuit board layout, and even sound samples. Very thorough and complete.
- Papareil Synth Labs
Includes design information, schematics and pictures for several different synths. All these synths look great - they have been VERY professionally built. These are really quite good and unique. Includes 2 standard analog synth designs, a midi to CV-
- Experimantalists Anonymous
A site with quite a few schematics in the archive section. It is very nicely organized with separate directories for each type of device. Also, there are a wide range of devices (oscillators, filters, MIDI, circuit bending etc....).
- Kaustic Machines
A nice website that contains schematics for some fairly simple projects. The Atari Punk console project is a very simple basic synth.
- Modular Synth
Information on lots of modules, and links about analog synths. Lots of great and unique schematics.
Check out the Forum section for music DIY web sites.
- Crackle Box
Crackle Box schematics. Designed by Michel Waisvisz of STEIM in the 70's. A small, relatively simple noise based synth. One part seems to be particularly difficult to find, the 709 op amp. Even though the instructions say substitutes will not work, s
- Di It Yourself - Build a mudular synthesizer
This is a series of articles by John Simonton (of Paia Electronics - see link above). The articles originally appeared in Radio-Electronics and are reprinted with permission. They contain excellent descriptive text, schematics, printed circuit board
- The Electronic Peasant
Relatively small yet interesting collection of electronic projects. Includes several vacuum tube based projects.
- Grant Richters Synth-Diy page
Lots of uniques modules to build
- Music From Outer Space
Home of the SoundLab mini synth. The DIY page has schematics for all components of this synth. This site also sells synth kits for building.
- Scott Stites Synth DIY
Lots of information and links for DIY synthesis.
- The New and Improved Scott Stites Synth DIY
Like the title says, Scott Sites new updated DIY synth site. Contains several designs by Thomas Henry. Much of this information is quite detailed including quite a bit about module construction.
- Commonsound Collective
A collective that designs innovative audio devices. Not only are there some great devices here but there is a forum with tons of support for building these devices. Check out the triwave picogenerator for something not incredibly complex, yet with lo
A large repository of DIY information on synth building. In addition to many schematics, the file section contains data sheets, front panel layouts, assembly plans and much more.
- Sound Lab Mini Synth
Information for building a basic 2 oscillator analog synth. What is great about this website is that you can take on as much construction as you like. You can take just the schematics and build everything, or you can get a printed circuit board and b
- Unusual Synth Circuits
A fairly large collection of mostly basic Synth Circuits (VCO, VCA, VCF, EG). As stated on the site, This site is not for beginners, but those looking for new synth circuits. Be sure to check out his photos - his 2002-2003 synth was built in Tupperwa
- The Electronic Sound-House
In addition to some standard Synth modules this site has some very unique stuff. For example there is information and schematics for an analog wind controller and a midi wind controller. There is also an electronic implementation of a physical modell
- Bergfotron DIY Analog Synthesizer Pages
A site with all the designs for building a quite complex analog synthesizer. Not only is there information concerning the sound generating and processing electronics, he also includes information on the more routine modules such as a power supply and
- Cloned Analog Gear
This site contains copies of articles describing the design, assembly and operation of various analog sound generating and processing modules. UPDATE - 10.30/10 It appears they are revising this website - currently it is under construction. Check bac
The DIY page has quite a few unique modular synth processing modules. There is not a lot of standard modules here (not many filters, VCAs, VCos etc...), however there are a lot of modules for processing sounds. There have very unique names for unique
Schematics - some very interesting processing modules.
- Digisound 80 modular synthesizer
Contains the plans and schematics and documentation for modules that were part of the Digisound 80 modular synthesizer. This is a synth that appears to have been produced as kits in the 80s in England. I am not familiar with this synth, but the infor
- Seb's Synth-DIY Pages
Another site with plans for various synth modules. These plans are quite complete and have some unique modules - such as the JoyKontrol, a 6-dimensional dual joystick controller with MIDI and CV outs. Also has plans for a MIDI to CV converter with fu
- Marjan's Synthesizer Schematics
A very interesting site that contains schematics for many commercial synths. some manufacturers that are included are Serge, Buchla, Moog, Oberheim and others.
Synthesizer resource - mostly links to other sites.
- The ASM-1 Homepage
All information for building the ASM-1 synth. Includes schematics, front panel layouts, even theory of operation notes. Unfortunately, many of the links to other people's pages about building this synth do not work.
Contains information for 2 DIY synths - The nano1, a monophonic digital synth, and Tiny Synth, a monophonic hybrid synth. Both of these are a little more advanced projects. Both require the ability to burn code into into EEPROM memory (code is provid
- The Jim Patchell Synthesizer DIY Web Page
Jim Patchell has been designing and building his own synths since 1973. This page not only contains documentation for many of his designs, but also quite a bit of general tips and information.
- Mini Synth Sound Effects Synthesizer
This is the instruction manual for building the Mini Synth Sound Effects Synthesizer. The completed project contains a voltage Controlled Oscillator, a noise generator,, an Attack-Decay generator, a Voltage Controlled Filter, and a Voltage Controlled
- JÃ¼rgen Haible
Jurgen has built some amazing recreations of classic synths and effects. Occasionally he makes PCBs of his designs available. He has published many of his schematics on this site.
- Not Breathing Sound Systems and Carrion Sound
This site has a small collection of interesting and unique schematics. Two that look especially interesting - though I have not built either are "Easy Sleazy Joystick Noise Synth" and "Building a Crappy 2Bit Sampler". The "Easy Sleazy Joystick Noise
- Analog Tracking Generator
Schematic for a very interesting device. At it's most basic, it acts as a voltage quantizer, but it can also "twist" control voltages into some interesting shapes.
- Mini Space Rockers Analog Percussion Generator
Wric Archer provides a schematic for a relatively simple to build analog percussion synth. There are also samples of the sounds the synth makes and a neat video of the Mini Space Rockers in action.
DIY Effect Projects
These sites offer do it yourself analog effects. These can be part of a larger synthesis set up, or used as stand alone effects for other instruments.
- Tonepad fx projects
This site is primarily effect projects. There are, however, various utility type projects, such as a power supply or A/B selector switch. All projects are ranked Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, or Insane.
Getting Started In Electronics
If you have little or NO ELECTRONICS EXPERIENCE or if this electronics talk seems a bit over your head, THIS is definately where you should start.. This is probably the easiest, clearest introduction to electronics available. If you know nothing about electronics, you can easily read this book and have a very solid foundation on all the basics of electronics. I can't emphasize this enough, if you want to start understanding electronics, components, and circuits, there is not an easier way to do it than by reading this book!
This is another great book if you are an absolute beginner with electronics. This book starts very basic concepts and builds on them. It covers much of the same material as the above book (Getting Started With Electronics). This book, however, takes a more experimenter/project based approach. There are many projects to build that demonstrate the ideas presented. One other difference between "Make: Electronics" and "Getting Started In Electronics" is that "Getting Started In Electronics" has a more informal feel. "Make Electronics" feels a little more like a text book. Either way, both are great - it is just a matter of preference.
I have not seen this book, however, this looks like an excellent introduction to making analog synth modules. The Make:... series of books is generally very good. From a look through the contents, this book seems to get right into the construction of synth modules. The two books I listed previously, are GREAT for learning basic electronic theory and concepts, but this book looks very good when you want to get started specifically building an analog synthesizer.
Synth Kits - Companies that sell modular analog synthesizer kits.
- PAiA Electronics
Probably the original DIY synth companies. This company has an extensive history of assisting and promoting DIY electronic music. Their kits are just great. I have built and use many of them myself.
- Synthesis Technology
The MOTM analog modular synthesizer. Modules can be ordered as a kit or fully assembled.
- Blacet Research Music Products
Compact Analog modules available both as kits and assembled.
- Magic Smoke Electronics
This is not yet a kit site (although they are planning to offer at least 1 kit). They do however offer several Thomas Henry's books on do-it-yourself musical electronics.
- Build Your Own Clone
This site features kits for building "stomp box" type effects. They also allow you to buy just the printed circuit boards - you supply the electrical components and enclosure.
- Harrison Instruments
Harrison Instruments provides several kits for building your own pitch only theremin. A short video on building this kit is available here.
- Music From Outer Sapce
Music from Outer Space has a fairly large number of complete and partial kits (some only printed circuit boards) for a wide variety of analog synth modules. What is great about this site, is that in addition to the kits, the projects have complete pl
- Electric Western
As they state on their website "Electric Western is devoted to the exploration and evolution of pre-1950s electronic musical instruments." Some very interesting "older" electronics including vacuum tubes, coils and even steam. Only 1 synth kit is cur
- SX-150 Analog Synthesizer Kit
This is an inexpensive kit for a basic analog synth. There are controls for LFO, pitch envelope, frequency cutoff, resonance, and attack/decay. There is also a slider type control for pitch. Please note, although assembly appears relatively straightf
- Drone Lab
Casper Electronics is making available a synth kit for creating "rich drones and pulsating sequences". Although not available at the time of this writing (10/09), Casper Electronics plans to post price and ordering info "as soon as possible". The syn
Sonodrome has some very simple kits hardware available. One is a battery powered pocket sized oscillator, another is a distortion kit, and finally they have a small amp/speaker kit. Although not really modular analog synths, you can still create inte
Synthrotek offers a variety of sound kits. Most interesting to analog sytnth enthusiasts are its 16 and 8 step sequencers. Synthrotek also offers a few processing kins including a fuzz effect and a delay. In addition, a popular starter synth (althoug
- Get LoFi shop
Get LoFi provides low priced kits and components for creating synthesis hardware. The kits are not all 100%analogue, but they all have interesting sound generating and processing capabilities.
Build A Theremin Sites
- Theremin World
An entire website devoted to the theremin. Includes links to numerous types of theremin schematics (including a vacuum tube theremin project) as well as a lot of other theremin information.
- Art's Theremin Page
All kinds of information about the theremin. Several different schematics including one that does not require an inductor - if that matters to you right now.
- The Wien-Bridge Theremin
A very thorough site describing the Wein-Bridge Theremin and its construction. Includes background/theoretical information, schematics, circuit board layout, and even unit testing instructions.
- Build a Pocket Theremin on the Cheap
A very simple and inexpensive theremin. Estimated cost is $18.95 (including a small speaker). However, one difference between this design and a traditional theremin is that this theremin is controlled by using your hand to control changes in lighting
- 2 Transistor Optical Theremin
This site (automatically translated from Spanish)contains a schematic for an extremely simple optical theremin based on 2 transistors. The entire design requires only 7 parts - 2 transistors, 1 capacitor, 1 photoresistor, 1 speaker, 1 jack, and batte
- Another Light Controlled Theremin
"Using a Simple circuit you can turn shadows into music! Well elecronic music." A relatively simple design for a light controlled theremin. Uses a 555 timer chip. Completely self contained. Would be a good beginner project - even a first time electro
Other Sound and Electronics Web Sites
These sites are not necessarily about synthesis, however, they contain interesting projects involving electronics and sound.
- Monome Controller
An open source alternate controller consisting of a 8 x 8 grid of backlit buttons. Completely programmable and reconfigurable. They have started supplying kits for assembly. A VERY INTERESTING project
- RGB Monome Clone
Here is information for building a Monome Clone. It is a pretty plain web site, but it seems to contain all the information you need, including schematics, parts suppliers, and code (I haven't built this so I am not certain of the completeness). Th
- The Stribe
Another very cool controller! This is an 8 channel touch controller. Each channel is similar to a slider, however it can be positioned at any point instantly by touching that location. In addition, each channel has a dual row of LEDs to provide visua
- Richard Lerman's Audio Art Site
A great resounce for using piezo disks and other transducers. Check out the Articles/Schematics section. Lots of great projects - most are very easy to build (great for beginners). Even includes schematics for making a condenser mic. Just a lot of gr
- Digital Logic Sound Devices
A site that describes how digital logic devices work and has designs for several audio projects using digital logic devices.
- Elliott Sound Products - Audio Pages
This is a good diy audio project page. It is not synthesizers, rather these projects are things such as power amps and accessories, mixers, meters, preamps etc.... They also have printed circuit boards avail for many, if not all, of there projects
- DIY dunking hydrophone
Build your own underwater microphone!
Smaller Projects and Pedals
These are links to some diy electronic music/sound projects that are not necessarily synthesizers but still provide interesting sound generating and processing possibilities. Many of these can be built in small stomp box enclosures.
- Loopton Feedback Loop
This is a simple stomp box for creating a feedback loop. The project is quite simple and does not require a printed circuit board, integrated circuits, or complex soldering. The site contains a thorough photo tutorial of constructing this device.
Here is a neat circuit to create a Potentiometer with a memory. This is not a strictly analog circuit - it uses a PIC 16F819 microcontroller to playback resistances to a digital potentiometer.
- General Guitar Gadgets
This is a guitar stompbox DIY site. They have schematics and circuit board layouts for numerous effects. They also sell full and partial jits to build these effects. If you are interested in building guitar effects, their Link section has links to nu
- Beavis Audio Research
Contains designs for several pedals and stomp box effects. In addition there is some basic electronics information on the site (about capacitors, providing power to pedals, potentiometers, switches etc...). Also a good article about finishing and lab
- DIY Fever
Guitar related projects - not synthesizers. Still a nice variety from simple to advanced (he even rates them for you). Quite a few stomp box type effect. He also has plans for building with a circuit board or a perf board. Also, one nice bonus, he ha
- Audio Projects from Beavis Audio
Here is a page of very interesting projects. Most are guitar effects. The projects have various levels of detail - from complete to worjks-in-progress. The projects from very simple to quite involved (one project is an 8 step tone sequencer based on
- gaussmarkov: diy fx
A page of schematics and circuit layouts for stompbox type effects. Many of the effects are replications of classic stompboxes.
- Capacitance /Touch Switch Circuits
A list of circuits for building touch switches.
- Lab Notebook
All kinds of information on designing guitar effects - but can be used in any type of effect circuit.
Not Necessarily Analog Synthesis
The following synthesis are not necessarily analog, but are still interesting and useful in an analog synthesizer.
- CMOS Synthesizers - Building Tone Generators from CMOS Logic
This page has schematics for using digital CMOS chips (ICs) to build 9 different of tone generators. The circuits range from very simple to somewhat complex. The most complex circuit includes 3 oscillators, a complex waveform generator, a white noise
- Synth DIY with PIC microprocessors
On this site Tom Wiltshire has implemented some basic analog synthesis modules using PIC microprocessors. As I write this, he has 2 designs available: a voltage controlled LFO with numerous waveforms and a wave distort input, and a voltage controlled
- Simple Step Sequencer
A nice project to create an eight step sequencer. Each step has control for frequency, duration, and pause before next note. This unit only provides voltage output. The voltage has to be connected to a voltage controlled sound source. Also, this proj
The Meeblip is actually a digital synth that allows you to create some very analog like sounds. It is monophonic, and is controlled by switches and knobs. There is also a MIDi input. What is great about this synth is that it comes in a variety of DIY
- Build a simple synth for under $20
Like the title says, you can build a basic synth for under $20.00. This synth has a digital square/pulse wave oscillator. A potentiometer (knob) varies the duty cycle of the square wave. Pitch is controlled by a separate potentiometer, or an adjustab
Miscellaneous Synthesis Projects and Kits
This list is for projects and sites that don't fit anywhere else, but are still valuable in building your own synthesizer.
- Highly Liquid
A company that sells kits for MIDI retrofits and various types of MIDI decoders.
- 1 Bit Groove Box
This is not analog synth, still it is a cool synthesis project. It is a programmable digital synth that fits in a VHS Cassette box. It is similar to Tristan Perich's 1 bit music synthesis in CD cases.
Spring Reverb circuits
There are so many sites with spring reverb circuits I decided to devote a section to them.
- Spring Reverb Circuit
This pdf document has a schematic and ample notes for building a spring reverb unit. The only thing missing is the printed circuit board layout.
- Spring Reverb Unit 2
Another spring reverb circuit and notes. This circuit has an optional preamp to use the reverb with a guitar, and an optional headphone amplifier.
- Acutronics reverb schematics
Here Accutronics provides a whole series of circuits for driving a spring reverb.
- Paia Hot Springs Reverb
This spring reverb schematic from Paia electronics (designed by Craig Anderton) requires 2 spring reverb tanks. Paia also has it available as a kit.
- TLN-156 Neural Agonizer
A voltage Controlled spring reverb. This projest is from the MOTM-porium site above.
- Spring Reverb Info Page
Very useful and concise information about building spring reverbs. This site does not offer a complete spring reverb circuit, but does provide valuable information you will need if you are designing one. The site also has links to additional spring r
Electronic Component Suppliers
Need to know where to purchase these electronic components? Here are a few places to start.
- Mouser electronics
General electronic components and supplies.
General electronic components and supplies.
- Newark Electronics
Newark Electronics has a very large selection of electronics components. They have been in business since 1934, and before the internet, they were delivering electronics components ordered from their extensive catalog. In addition to allowing you to
- All Electronics
More electronic components.
- Radio Shack
Not generally your first choice for components, and rarely if ever the cheapest, but often times the most conveinant, and sometimes even surprising.
- Circuit Specialists
Again components. A good source for resistors, and printed Circuit board making materials.
Again components. Not as extensive as Mouser or DigiKey, but sometimes less expensive
A smaller supplier of components and more. They are smaller than Digi-key or Mouser, but often times less expensive. They also have a Printed Circuit Board manufacturing service.
- Pedal Parts Plus
Although they advertise a s a supplier for effects pedal parts, they have a selection of electronics components. They do, however, carry various stomp box enclosures and heavy duty switches for stompboxes.
- Tubes and More
A source for hard to find electronic parts. As the name says it has Tubes, but also items such as reverb tanks, guitar parts and lots of various components.
Making Circuit Boards
Express PCB is a free Windows based program for designing printed circuit boards.
- Making Printed Circuit Boards
This is a very concise and to the point tutorial on making Printed Circuit Boards using Ferric Chloride. This is one of the most common DIY methods for etching boards. This page also includes a list of parts and th corresponding part numbers from Mou
- Making Printed Circuit Boards - 2
Here is an excellent photo and text tutorial for making printed circuit boards. This instruction is quite straightforward, and does not require any specialized tools. Just as a note, this is not the only way to do this. The Electronotes series (liste
- Making Printed Circuit Boards
Another site on making printed circuit boards. This site uses the free software ExpressPCB (lsted below) to design the board and then instructions for etching the board.
- Printed Circuit Boards For The Masses
Still another method for creating your own Printed Circuit Boards. This method requires a laser printer and photo grade printer paper.
- The Saltwater Etch Process
Yet another method for making your own Printed Circuit Boards. This method uses a 12 volt source and a concentrated salt water solution. I've nefer tried this, but it looks quite effective.
- Making batches of circuit boards
The folks at GetLoFi have created this series of videos documenting the process they use to create the circuit boards they self. I you do decide to use their process to create your own batches of circuit boards, they do offer this warning: "be prepa
Learning About Analog Synthesizer Design and Construction
The following sites provide information about the design and construction of Analog Synthesizers.
- Electronic Music Circuits book
This book by Barry Klein is an absolutely fantastic reference for building an analog synthesizer. It contains a wealth of circuits, as well as detailed informative text. Some of these circuits, however, require some out of production or hard to find
- Doepfer Music Electronics DIY Page
This page, provided by Doepfer Music Electronics, provides an excellent tutorial to analog Synthesizer design. Although it says it is for their A100 synthesizer, the information provided is much more general. It begins with information on reading sch
- How To Build A Synthesizer Video Tutorial
A series of videos on building a Synthesizer by Lorin Parker. Includes videos on numerous topics including components, circuits, Construction and even interfaces.
An archive of analog synthesizer module design articles that appeared in magazines.
- Synthesis Basics
A very nice basic introduction to electronic music and synthesis.
- Ten Commandments of Soldering
Ten very good tips to keep in mind while soldering. Following these will maximize the life of your soldering equipment, and allow you to make good solder joints. Note however, several of these tips apply to soldering equipment with a base station - n
- Making Brushed Aluminum Panels
A nice tutorial on how to give your faceplates that brushed aluminum look.
- DIY Synthesizer Cabinet
Tutorial on building a cabinet for your synth on www.synthesizers.com.
Learning About Modular Analog Synthesis
These sites contain links to general information about Analog Synthesis.
- How A VCO Works
A very good article about Voltage Controlled Oscillators. It covers the basic design and operation of a VCO, as well as many of the issues that must be addressed in designing one.
- Synthesizer Boot Camp
Synthesizer Boot Camp is a set of videos that describe several basic concepts of analog synthesis. These videos do not explain how to build a synth, but they do describe techniques for shaping sound with an analog synth. They describe some fundamenta
- Synthesizer.com Tutorials
Tutorials on various aspects of synthesis as well as some audio examples and a video series.
- Synthesizer.com Bibliography
A bibliography of various sources for information on analog synthesis.
- The Amateur Gentleman's Introduction to the Principles of Music Synthesis
A basic guide to Sound Synthesis. A very good starting point for learning about sound, and how it is synthesized, and then the conceptual model used in synthesizers.
- Principles of Sound Synthesis
A little more advanced introduction to sound synthesis. Briefly discusses a variety of synthesis techniques, and introduces some of the mathematical basis of sound synthesis.
- Analog Synthesis Modules
A very nice introduction to the basic analog synthesis modules and how they interact. This site contains descriptions and video tutorials on "Patching", "Voltage Controlled Oscillators" (VCO), Voltage Controlled Amplifiers" (VCA), "Envelope Generator
- Ultimate Parts Storage
Trying to organize the numerous components to build an analog synth is a constant challenge. This article describes a very simple and inexpensive system to keep parts organized in 3 ring binders. Very useful!
Learning About Electronics
If you just need an introduction to electronics, here are some links that can help.
- DIY FAQ
Although this FAQ was written with stompboxes/pedals in mind, it has a tremendous amount of information about basic electronics and especially electronic components and parts.
- A Complete Course in Electronics
Here is a series of YouTube videos covering the basics of electornics. This course has you build circuits using a breadboard and various electronic components.
- Electronics Tutorial
A fairly thorough text based electronics Tutorial.
- All About Circuits
A multi volume series on electricity and electronics. Volumes include DC electronics, AC electronics, Semiconductors, and Digital Electronics. These books are a work in progress, so you might come across some missing information.
- Freebyte's Guide to Electronics Online
A relatively large index of tutorials on many topics in electronics. Tutorials rage from General Electronics to circuit desig to robotics and more. Lots of great information.
Learning about Analog Synthesis
These videos give a basic introduction to analog synthesis. The first video covers basic patching of a modular analog synthesizer. The second two videos describe using analog synthesis with a prepatched keyboard synth to creating sounds that emulate traditional instruments and effects.
Web Sites by People Who Build Their Own Synths
Although these sites do not necessarily show you how to build a synth, they all are by people who have built their own very interesting synths. It is always interesting to see what some other people have done.
- Tim Kaiser's Atomic Sonic
This site will not teach you how to build devices nor does it contain schematics. It does, however, have pictures of Tim Kaisers built and circuit bent devices - and these are some of the COOLEST LOOKING devices out there. Take a look at these for id
- Nick's World Of Synthesizers
Here you can find photos and descriptions of some very interesting and nontraditional synths.
- ADACHI Tomomi
ADACHI Tomomi is a Japanese composer/performer/installation artist/poet who also builds his own synths. He has pictures of his synths which he builds in Tupperware containers. Some very nice stuff. Unfortunately no designs or schematics (yet?).
Diego Stocco's LCO Light Controlled Oscillator
Sound designer Diego Stocco has built this very cool optically controlled theremin
Other videos from DIY Synth Makers
These are videos I can't embed - the link will take you to the video site.
- Monome Video
A nice video about the Monome from the creator of the Monome.
Electronic Music Project Information from Amazon
Not exactly synth building, but a lot of cool and interesting sound projects.
A great documentary on DVD about the best known of the early synthesizer pioneers.
A documentary about the life of the man who invented the Electronic Synth named after him Leon Theremin
If all of this electronics seems a bit over your head, you should start here. This is probably the easiest, clearest introduction to electronics available. If you know nothing about electronics, you can easily read this book and have a very solid foundation on all the basics of electronics. I cna't emphasize this enough, if you want to start understanding electronics, components, and circuits, there is not an easier way to do it than by reading this book!
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