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Tuesday, June 04, 2024

Stunning DIY VST Controllers by Craigyb



This one is in via Florian Anwander via the Sequencer.de forum.

According to the creator of these controllers, Craigyb:

"So when I was 16 (around 45 years ago) I used to dream of the Arp Quadra. A friend of mine who wasn't a keyboard player, but just wealthy bought one and it was sat in his front room doing nothing unless I could call around after school and have a play on this great synth.

Now I know I could probably afford to buy one, but the wife would kill me quicker than the Russians, so instead I took Cherry Audio's VST of the Quadra and created a physical beast with a PC built in to create sounds.

I then followed that up with a synth that I've never met in real life AFAIK but is also quite legendary, the Elka Synth (again a VST emulation by Cherry Audio).

I'm currently working on the Memory Moog version (MemoryMode by Cherry Audio) and I just need to finish the actual hardware as the software controller is complete."

Further below are a few more creations from Craigyb in a separate thread on the Sequencer.de forum here.



"This is a small collection of some of the real synths and accessories I have built over the last 4 years.

Details of most of the schematics and code can be found on my GitHub page http://github.com/craigyjp

A Roland A110 clone
Rack version of a VA polysynth with extras
A rack version of the MiniDexed
A Dual DCO monosynth based on Hagiwo VCO
6 voice polysynth based on the Polykit
16 voice bitimbral rack mount
FV1 based rack mount effects with memory
Gligli Prophet 600 clone with extras
Mellotron sample playback synth
Source inspired monosynth with memories
8 voice poly again Hagiwo DCO based
A 6 voice VCDCO based poly with memory
Dual XVA1 synths and editor in one keyboard
A MIDI analyzer/converter/injector USB and DIN
Roland MKS30 display upgrade to OLEDs
Arturia CS80v editor/controller
OSC Oscar Clone"

1 comment:

  1. I Think we need to see a PolyKobol and a CS-80 as well.

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