Showing posts with label MFOS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MFOS. Show all posts

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Jack O'Reilly - The Synth Wars (Cover)

video upload by Hugh R

"Just a separate upload of the cover I did for my previous video. Just a sick song from one of my favorite shows. Recorded entirely on my modular synthesizer (with some supporting pads done with the KORG Polysix)"

Building a DIY Modular Synthesizer

video upload by Hugh R

"So here's something that's been taking up my time for years.

Some nice resources:
Eddy Bergman -
Soundbender -
Yusynth -
Musicfromouterspace -
Experimentalists Anonymous -
Bartonmusicalcircuits -

0:00 - Intro
2:12 - The RAM
4:40 - Demo Song 1
6:50 - Feature Breakdown
14:25 - Demo Song 2
16:46 - Building a Module
20:25 - Demo Song 3
23:47 - Final Thoughts
25:30 - Demo Cover"

Friday, December 01, 2023

Music From Outer Space - Soundlab Ultimate Analog Synthesizer SAMPLE PACK -


"The Museum Is now going to Offer sample packs of its machines,
a couple of sample packs a month to help fund improvement of the running of the museum to be open more often and offer more this coming year after the refurbishment we are doing over the next few months.
Sample Pack Available here :- https://this-museum-is-not-obsolete.c...
Johnny is now recording some of the machines at the museum and offering them as sample packs.
This one is the Music From Outer Space Soundlab Ultimate. recorded with various Effects, Hits, Sound scapes, Drops, Drum sounds, Synth Samples, Space sounds you name it! in the video the song was made with the sample pack! (all except the NASA vocal) .
It is also available on the look mum no computer patreon. :-
Here is the soundlab ultimate in action :" [2nd video here]

Also see Music From Outer Space and synthCube Announce Noise Toaster Project Contest!

Sunday, November 26, 2023

7/10/23 (alternate take) DIY Ray Wilson / MFOS synthesizer + Zerosum Inertia 6AS6 + Metasonix R-57

video upload by

"This video contains more filter sweeps than the video previously posted on 7/10/23, and the MFOS filter cutoff settings cause the Zerosum Inertia 6AS6 Signal Combiner to generate different rhythms than in the previous video. Two MFOS LFOs (at audio rate) go to Zerosum Inertia 6AS6, get combined, go to the MFOS filter, and go one channel on the R-57."


ON a separate note, in case you missed it, also see the Music From Outer Space and synthCube Announce Noise Toaster Project Contest.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Music From Outer Space and synthCube Announce Noise Toaster Project Contest!

via synthCube

"Win cash prizes, store credit and merchandise by showing off your Noise Toaster

synthCube has organized a 'Show Off Your Build' contest to celebrate the most popular MFOS project of all time-- the Noise Toaster-and the companion how-to book Make:Analog Synthesizers by Ray Wilson, the founder of MFOS.

If you've built a Noise Toaster, enter the contest to show off your project and tell its story-or build a new Noise Toaster in order to enter the 'New Build' categories!

Noise Toaster desktop analog synthesizers come in all shapes and sizes-and the contest will award prizes for different categories- see the contest landing page for details and prizes!

Prizes include VISA gift cards, store credit vouchers, MFOS merchandise and MFOS synthesizer kits.

To enter the contest check out the details at

Also check out the dedicated Noise Toaster Support Threads at Modwiggler and Facebook.

More info contact"

Thursday, August 31, 2023


video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER


What Is Music From Outer Space? And Why Is It So Influential.

video upload by


Sunday, July 16, 2023

7/16/23 The sound of a Viscount PCM 64S dying :(please send schematics :)

video upload by Cfpp0

This appears to be the first post to feature the Viscount PCM 64S.

"This rare and feature-packed (trigger in, out, individual snare out, footswitch jacks for break, clap, and start, volume knobs for six categories, 2 clap variation buttons, three percussion cancel buttons) preset pattern drum machine worked fine every time. Yet it wasn’t getting used enough and was put in a storage box and listed on Reverb. It sold, so it got pulled out for a final test (as one does) before shipping. What evil invisible specter lived in that box? Not sure, but it flew this Viscount over the cookoo’s nest and now this once glorious machine just ratchets and glitches. I opened it up and saw no bulging or leaking capacitors or obvious issues. We have a tech who is willing to fix it, and the previous buyer is still willing to buy it once it’s fixed, but we have no schematic. Viscount was an Italian company and restoration of antiquity is one of the many things at which Italians excel. So, if you have a schematic, posso avere? Ti prego!"


Monday, March 27, 2023

Analog Modular Live Chaos Solo-Performance

video upload by

Another Live Performance with my DIY Analog Modular System.
I have used nearly all my Devices in this Song
The Software that is driving my two Polyend Midi to CV-Devices was
described in an earlier Video (You can download it for free)
The Devices in the order of the Song:
-Orchestrion analog String/Choir machine with second Resonator
-Bass Synth
-Elektor Formant with Synthacon filterclone as Subbass
-Analog Drumbox with 4 DS7-Clones
-Doepfer DIY
-Analog Groovebox with YuSynth Metalizer
-Noise-Toaster designed by Ray Wilson (Musicfromouterspace)
-Strings/Choir Synth 2.0 for first Melody
-VCO designed by YuSynth with Moog-Filterclone and elektor
CV/Gate Keyboard

Monday, March 20, 2023

DIY Voltage Controlled Oscillator

video upload by KellerDev

"This VCO has saw, triangular and square wave output. Simulation on falstad: It has puls width, linear and exponential frequency modulation.It is based on a Ray Wilson schematic, from MFOS:
RIP to Ray Wilson
Find the schematics, PCBs and layout on my patreon:"

Monday, March 06, 2023

Drone Music With DIY Analog Synthesizer (Hana Synth)

video upload by Jeanie

"Made a small piece of ambient music by using my DIY synthesizer, all the synth sounds from it. Thank you all for the encouragement and support.

Hana synth is a two voicing sound generator and drone machine, based on Ray Wilson’s WSG from Music From Outer Space.

Each voice contains: 2 audio rate oscillators, 1 LFO oscillator and 1 low pass filter with controls for oscillator frequency, LFO frequency, modulation depth, low pass filter frequency plus overall voice volume level. There are also 3 switches for gate on/off (oscillator 2 gates oscillator 1), duo ( to add oscillator 2 into audio output) and shape (to switch LFO oscillator 3 between triangle and square waveform).

The separate volume controls are especially useful to enable blending of each voice for easier performance and a wider sonic landscape.

Hana synth is powered from a 9V adapter or 9V battery and has a 6.35mm jack output for direct connection to a mixer or an amplifier."

Thursday, February 16, 2023

What Is Music From Outer Space?

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

@synthcube749 MFOS PCB's AND KITS :-

Monday, December 19, 2022

DIY eurorack synth jam

video upload by KellerDev

"I added a couple of things, icluding a stereo panning mixer from MFOS schematic. I'm trying to use a VCF as kickdrum but not really happy with the sound, I'm gonna try to build some 808 clones in the future."

Saturday, December 03, 2022

Spring Verb Minimalist Groove ft. Vermona Retroverb + El Capistan

video upload by alternatingbitmusic

"Droning oscillators of the MFOS WSG/01 fed through the Vermona Retroverb gated by Doepfer's Dark Time with percussion supplied by the classic Korg Electribe ER-1 fed through Strymon El Capitsan's Spring Reverb mode."

Saturday, July 30, 2022

FusionLab ION Synthesizer

video upload by Toine Scholtz

"A little video demonstrating the Ion, a digitally controlled analog monosynth that I built a while ago. All the music in the video was created using the synth only (sequenced from and recorded into Ableton Live).

I started sketching the concept for the synth nearly 10 years before I began the build, but had a great deal to learn about analog and digital electronics before I was capable of actually building it. I arrived at the final design around mid-2020, began the build late 2020, and completed it a few months into 2021.

The synth is controlled by MIDI over USB. I used a PJRC Teensy 3.1 microcontroller and several DAC ICs to generate control voltages.

The Ion has 3 VCOs, each producing a slightly different selection of waveforms, and a noise source with its own state variable filter. Each VCO can produce a pulse width waveform, and each has a dedicated LFO to control PWM. There are two main resonant VC filters, each with continuously variable responses between LPF, HPF, BPF and notch. The filter configuration can be continuously faded between series and parallel.

The synth has a main VCA with dedicated envelope generator, and each VCF has a dedicated EG controlling cutoff frequency. A dedicated LFO can control the frequency of one or all three VCOs. Three other modulation sources, an EG and two LFOs, can be routed through the modulation matrix, a two channel matrix with 7 sources and 8 destinations available on each channel. Each VCO output can be also used as a mod source, as can the noise source. The matrix destinations include VCO pitch, VCF cutoffs, and AM of one of the VCOs and the main VCA.

The synth uses a Doepfer DIY synth board, which provides one of the VCOs, one of the VCFs and its envelope generator, the main VCA, the pitch modulation LFO, and the slew limiter used for the glide control. All the remaining modules are either completely discrete or make use of dedicated synth chips.

The design of VCO1 is adapted from Thomas Henry's astoundingly good VCO-1. The second VCF derives from Thomas Henry's beautiful VCF-1 design. VCO2 uses the AS3340 clone of the classic CEM chip. One of the mod source LFOs is based on a very elegant Ray Wilson design, and the other mod source LFO and envelope generator (as well as the main EG and the EG modulating the other VCF) are build using the fantastic modulation chips designed and supplied by Electric Druid. The noise source is also based on the Electric Druid noise generator IC.

In practice, the synth architecture is predominantly subtractive, but the mod matrix means it's also possible to do basic FM, although that's fairly limited by there being only two mod matrix channels (mod matrices are difficult and expensive to implement).

The synth cost about 5 months of spare time, more money than I have the courage to calculate, and some intense stress and frustration in getting it to work properly. Debugging hardware is much more difficult than debugging software.

It was an amazing journey of learning, and I'm one step closer to knowing how not to build a synth. It also gave me an even more acute and humbling appreciation of just how astounding is the work done by the synth electronics pioneers, and indeed contemporary designers. I stand, diminutive, on the shoulders of many giants."

Monday, April 25, 2022

elettrorama weird sound generator

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via this auction

You can find a demo of one previously posted here.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Morning Tinkle - A Synth Demo

video upload by Lower West Side Studio

"An early morning patch I created to demonstrate the MFOS VC Echo. 2 tracks were created. The first driven by a CGS57P VCF/VCO then processed by an Oakley Equinox phase shifter and the VC Echo.

A second track at half speed accompanies the first track."

Wednesday, February 09, 2022


video upload by Astro Poly

"This is the weird take on the weird sound generator synthesizer I've redesigned with the help of my brother. Our goal is to provide estatic pleasing synthesizers by using unconventional materials.

The MFOS WSG is a synth for anyone who is looking for unique and more unknown sounds that are yet there to discover. By adding some effects you can easily create unique soundscapes and some interesting textures.

Our next project will be the Soundlab Mini MKII but before we get to this point I'll create a video soon where I'll share more information about the Weird Sound Generator.

For schematics and info go to:

You can easily create one yourself!"

Friday, January 14, 2022

ARP 2500 Styled MFOS Music From Outer Space Modular Synthesizer

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via this auction

Tone Tweakers eBay | Reverb

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"Here's an interesting one-of-a-kind synth. We bought this from a customer who was into DIY electronics. He always admired the design of the ARP 2500 but couldn't find one, so he built his own! Well, kind of. He bought MFOS Music From Outer Space circuit boards and assembled the circuits. He made his own front panels to look similar to those on the arp2500 and wired them up. They're installed in a nice wooden cabinet he made as well.

This system is a real pleasure to play. If it doesn't sell, we're going to use it in our studio as a secret weapon, as it sounds great and quite different from our other synths.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Steampunk synth J jam #jamuary2022

video upload by Vitaly Doronin

See this post for more.

#jamuary2022 #jamuary
synthesizer Steampunk jam
Roland TR-6S
loopy pro ios app
Korg NanoKontrol2

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Clouds-Two DIY analog String Machines

video upload by Andreas Remshagen

A Live-Performance with my two DIY String-Synths
I used the Strings-Synth and the Strings-Choir-Synth 2.0
The Melody comes from the Elektor-Formant and the Drums are from my analog DS7-Clone Drumbox.
All Synthesizers are driven from my Flowstone Sequencer-Software and two Polyend Poly Modules
The effects are from the Elektor Formants Noise routed through a Steiner-Parker Filterclone and Ray Wilsons Noisebox (
All String-Machines are also based one Ray Wilsons cirquits
The Solo-Synth plays the YuSynth-VCO. The ADSR is connected with
the VCO`s CV in and gives the character of a Japanese Flute

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

SynthCone NoiseBox#2: Unboxing & Demo

video upload by poorness studios

"Here's another instrument from overseas. The NoiseBox#2 comes from SynthCone in Petrozavodsk, Russia. It's based on the Noise Toaster circuit created by Ray Wilson - Music From Outer Space (MFOS). It's a little box of fun!

Intro @ 0:00
Unboxing @ 1:50
Overview @ 2:43
Basic Sounds @ 3:34
More Complex Sounds @ 6:38
External CV Modulation @ 9:30
Processing External Audio @ 11:26
Adding Reverb & Delay @ 13:50
Summary @ 14:35

You can find SynthCone's Etsy store here:"

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