MATRIXSYNTH: How to DIY Properly (how I prep for successful builds)

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

How to DIY Properly (how I prep for successful builds)

Published on May 7, 2019 LeoMakes

"Have you ever messed up a DIY build? Maybe you made a synth or pedal that didn't quite work right? I've gotten questions about this so in this video, I'll walk you through how I prepare for a build and set myself up for success. (Hint: it's mostly down to organization.)

NOTE: This video is mostly about preparation and organization. For detailed tips on the actual soldering (with lots of gorgeous close-up shots) I made a whole separate video for that: [posted here]

I'm certainly not the world's best DIYer or anything so tell me... How do YOU prep? Please share your tips below!

Thanks to the people of 4MS ( for providing the QPLFO (Quad, Pingable LFO). This module is awesome because it packs a lot of functionality (4 LFOs!) in only 12HPs of space--perfect for smaller/portable rigs! This video ran long so I'll have to show this product in-use in a future video.

Here is a link to that product:

When not making videos I run Strange Science Instruments,

a modular synth company based in Sweden & California:

If you enjoy these videos please consider supporting this channel on Patreon! Even a $1 a month goes a long way :)"

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