Showing posts with label New DIY in 2017. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New DIY in 2017. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

New Robaux SWT16 Eurorack Grid Sequencer, SRL 12 MIDI to Trigger Interface, & Bombmult

Robaux SWT16 Demo Published on Dec 23, 2017 robaux

New module and new maker on the site. Note the two sequencers to the right of the SWT16 are Division 6 Dual Mini Sequencers.

"The Robaux SWT16 is a 16-track eurorack trigger sequencer with up to 16 steps per track.

Programmable like a classic TR machine, the SWT16 can be used not only for triggering drum sounds, but also for Envelopes, S'n'Hs or resetting LFOs.

The SWT16 is polymetric - each track can have a different length, from 1 to 16 steps. Even more complex rhythms succeed with the individual clock divider per track.

SWT16 has an intuitive user interface. All operation is via the illuminated 4x4 keypad. From the main screen, you can access the 6 different modes of the sequencer. The buttons adapt to the selected mode. With the back button, you can quickly return to the main screen.

Each track has its own trigger output. In addition, the triggers are also sent via MIDI notes (requires and adapter)"

"The SWT16 is based on Arduino Uno and Adafruit Trellis. Between these two components are a few more electrical parts you'll get from your local electronics store."

Additional details at Robaux. Also see their SRL 12 MIDI to Trigger interface, and Bombmult.

Monday, January 01, 2018

AI Synthesis AI004 DIY Eurorack OTA Filter First Look

Published on Jan 1, 2018 AI Synthesis

"A really rough mid-recording preview of the AI004. Note that because I was recording, there is some compression, delay, and reverb on the synth audio. I was recording for the new force damage album and thought I would take a break to quickly record the new AI004 Eurorack DIY Filter from This is a candid, off the cuff recording so the mic is just a condenser sitting on the shelf, I have a cough, and the rack isn't lit for recording, so take it all with a grain of salt."

Update: details posted here.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

A Senior Design Synthesizer

Published on Dec 28, 2017 haggariah

"Senior Design Project '17.

This was our groups project. Total time spent on this project: 2 semesters.

Advisor: Dr. Xie

Group Members: Brooks Anderson, DeMarcus Boone, Katrina Rosemond, Markeevis Stevens"

Buchla-ish touch panel keys. Cool mini blue synth.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

DIY Drum Synthesizer synchronizes with Roland TB-03

Published on Dec 26, 2017 devoxxxide

"Using MIDI beat clock.

This Prototype based on STM32F4Discovery board."

Saturday, December 23, 2017

New Retro Synth PCB : OPL2LPT

1. LGR - Adlib Sound Over Parallel! The OPL2LPT - Lazy Game Reviews
2. Ad-Lib Sound Card for the Parallel Port - The 8-Bit Guy
3. Adlib Yamaha OPL sound in DOS games on a Core i7 - PhilsComputerLab
4. OPL2LPT prototype update 2 more punch - adlib jukebox - Serdaco

OPL2LPT is a new product from the makers of DreamBlaster X2. The following are some details in directly via the maker, Serdaco:

"This is a parallel port based soundcard featuring the yamaha OPL2 chip set. OPL2LPT can be used for DOS gaming, thanks to the TSR and patching utility we created. But this also allows music production (for example using adlib tracker). I have made a batch of solder kits, and some presoldered boards, available in my webshop.

And via Serdashop

"OPL2 'adlib' FM synthesis sound card for the parallel port.
Available as High quality solder kit.
Also available as completely hand soldered, and fully tested boards.
--> select the soldering option while ordering.

This board
- includes authentic legendary Yamaha OPL2 chips.
- includes a headphone amp

A new batch, very limited edition available now."

Locked Sample and Hold 5Y DIY Module by

Published on Dec 23, 2017 PortamentoFr

"Vidéo de démonstration sommaire d'un module créé DIY pour synthétiseur modulaire permettant de générer des séquences aléatoire bloquées.

Brief video demonstration of a DIY module for modular synthesizer for generating random and locked sequences."

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

EBM Бас "Звуковой Объект №5" / Analog synthesizer "Sound Object N5"

Published on Dec 19, 2017 Evgeny Gurov

New Soviet DIY synth. Link to the workshop:

EBM Бас "Звуковой Объект №5" / Analog synthesizer "Sound Object N5" EBM Bass
Жирный Бас "Звуковой Объект №5" / Analog synthesizer "Sound Object N5" Fat Bass
Жирный Лид "Звуковой Объект №5" / Analog synthesizer "Sound Object N5" Fat Lead
Небольшой обзор аналогового синтезатера "Звуковой объект №5"

Some pics:

Thursday, December 07, 2017 STP 2600 - Updated DIY TTSH In the Works

This one spotted and sent in via Soviet Space Child.

Some initial details:

Much easier build (1 main & 10 module boards)
All VCO’s have 4 waveforms
VCF with 4012 and 4072 revision options
Added Sync, Gate and Trigger
Added ADSR mods
Improved circuits for less noise
Improved Mixer
Digital Reverb
Balanced Outputs
Small (37x32x10cm) sized
Except some ICs everything is Through Hole

Target for DIY kit is 6 months, priced at ~800€ minus a case.

Sunday, December 03, 2017

1984 sequencer part 1

Published on Dec 3, 2017 DutchBigEd

"An 8 step sequencer based on the m-185 made by Ryk, using an Arduino to control the seuences and using thum wheel switches to set the number of repetitions per step."

Friday, December 01, 2017

New DIY Polysynth Coming from Neutron Sound

Neutron sound poly synth swarmageddon Published on Dec 1, 2017 neutron7

"Here is the swarm oscillator (and a few other things) for the upcoming DIY poly synth. this is currently running on ONLY a teensy 3.6.(at 240mhz) with both main oscillators running swarm and all 6 voices playing, thats 96 oscillators. look mum no synth! The main oscillators are 'braids like' with multiple models and 2 modulator inputs. models are a mix of new, from braids, and from orgone accumulator."

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

noyzelab's uMANIAC Generative Cellular Automata Sequencer Module Goes Open Source

via @noyzelab

"uMANIAC generative sequencer music module for Arduino with a cellular automata core is now *OPEN SOURCE* 🤓 ==> … #arduino #cellularautomata"

You can find previous posts featuring noyzelab's cellular automata sequencers in the archives here.

Monday, November 27, 2017

homemade synthesizer playing Tchaikovsky. SDIY

Published on Nov 26, 2017 Gregory Stephens

"'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy'
homemade synthesizer SDIY polyphonic"

Curious what the SYN-1 module is based on.  I will post back if I hear back.

Update via Gregory Stephens:

"It has 4 voices, I am using an Arduino as a NCO with 4 independent saw outputs with gate/trigger for each. from there it is analog-..voices have SAW to PWM, EG and VCA. the VCF is shared by all voices . i am still learning. i 3D printed the face plates. Schematics mostly from"

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

G-Storm Electro DIY VCF Module

Classic Synthesizer Filter Breadboard

Published on Nov 9, 2017 gstormelectro

Watch the above video if you want to guess what the filter is modelled after. The answer is in the video below, so don't look if you want to guess.

"Audio + Video by G-Storm Electro c.2017

My first video in HD 1080p! Today I am demonstrating a classic lowpass filter circuit study on a breadboard. Shrill audio alert! - Self-oscillation audio tests are performed here. All I can say at this time this circuit is not exactly Moog per se, and the self-oscillation droid sounds are another BIG clue. I run a pulse from my Pittsburgh Synth Box, sweep the frequency cutoff, then use CV modulations with an LFO and then sample/hold. I am planning a glorious eurorack module of this circuit so stay tuned."

Zeppelin Design Labs ALTURA Theremin MIDI Controller

Check out the cool packaging below. There is a green version of the ALTURA as well. Zeppelin previously released the stylophone style Macchiato Mini Synth.

via Zeppelin Design

"The Altura is a MIDI controller that emulates the Theremin, the classic early electronic musical instrument. As you move your hands in the air, the Altura transmits MIDI data to your synthesizer to control pitch, volume, velocity, bend, modulation, portamento, and more! Use it to control any MIDI synthesizer, such as the Macchiato Mini Synth. Ready-to-play or build it yourself from a fun and easy DIY kit! Get a sleek black acrylic cabinet — kit or ready-to-use — or make your own cardstock cabinet using the provided template.

Requires 9V DC power. Use a battery (not included) or pick up a plug-in power supply.

If you are an Arduino enthusiast, you can hack the open-source software that runs the Altura, or download updates and flash them to your controller.

Connect with your music: build your own gear!"

Friday, November 17, 2017

Matrix II Homemade Analog Synthesizer

Published on Nov 17, 2017 Sbranvlztronics

"Matrix II Homemade Analog Synthesizer brief description, showing the front panel with its 64 potentiometers, 100 jacks patch matrix, and listing the 24 modules.

3 VCOs, 4 dual VCAs, 2 moog ladder VCFs, 2 LFOs, 3 ADSRs, VC Phaser, VC Delay, Divider, Sample & Hold, CV Lag, 2 Inverters, 4 channel mixer, Ring Modulator, Noise generator,

Welcome to Sbranvlztronics"

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

PULScar - Waldorf Pulse + OSCar DIY Hybrid by Stereoping

CBD Computer Drums - ft. SDS8,TQ-5,JX-03,K4,PULScar

Published on Nov 15, 2017 Stereoping

Note the focus of this video from Stereoping is on his midified CRB Computer Drums. What caught my attention though was his PULScar mentioned in the second paragraph below.

"Rough testsong for a midified CRB Computer Drums. The digital part or this rare drumcomputer was completely broken and ripped off to implant a midi trigger interface bringing the analogue drumvoices back into studio life. I also added a DR-110 handclap unit as there were some trigger channels of the midi-interface left over. There's also a little article about this project on my site.

The CRB gets some backing from a Simmons SDS8. Everything sequenced by the MPC1000 with realtime mutes from a DIY midicontroller called 'MPC Muterscener' (... of course). Further gear: Yamaha TQ-5, Kawai K4, Roland JX-03 and a PULScar prototype with a dedicated Programmer. The PULScar is a hybrid of a Waldorf Pulse1 with a (still) breadboarded OSCar VCF replacing just the Pulse's ladder VCF and keeping all remaining other Pulse elements (DCOs, ENVs, LFOs, VCA, MODs). More on the PULScar soon.

Ego view camera! Despite the shaking I think it's more interesting than a fixed cam as it captures the currently important viewpoints. Hope you like it :-)"

Monday, November 13, 2017

Rakit Disintigrated Cracklebox

Published on Nov 2, 2017 Rakit

"A fun little noisemaker kit based on the famous cracklebox synth."

via Rakit

"Our disintegrated cracklebox kit is inspired by Michel Waisvisz’s Cracklebox and his use (and abuse) of one of the earliest examples of an integrated operational amplifier. The original used the LM709, an old (and obsolete) chip by today’s standards. So in our kit we have effectively taken the integrated circuit of the operational amplifier and dis-integrated it, allowing it to live on forever in kit form.

What Is A Cracklebox?

The disintegrated cracklebox is a noise maker type instrument where the player becomes part of the circuit by interacting with the touchpads. Experimentation really is key to getting the most out of it, using fingers spread over multiple touchpads to get new, interesting sounds."

Sunday, November 12, 2017

DIY Virtual analog synthesizer

Published on Nov 12, 2017 devoxxxide

"Nord Drumみたいなのが作りたかった"

"I wanted to make it like Nord Drum"

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Machines In Music 2017 - Bubblesound

Published on Nov 11, 2017 Thonk Synth DIY

"David from Bubblesound takes us through the current range of DIY kits and also introduces us to 5 brand new kits coming soon: Pan, 141 ADSR, VCOb, SEM20 & uLFO.

Buy Bubblesound DIY kits on Thonk here -"

Thursday, November 09, 2017

New North Coast Synthesis MSK 010 Fixed Sine Bank

via North Coast Synthesis Ltd.

"Everywhere A Sine

Never run out of modulation sources again. With the MSK 010 you get eight fixed-frequency LFOs with nice smooth sine waveforms in 8HP, which is one of the best LFO to HP ratios in the Eurorack world.

The MSK 010's Wien-bridge oscillator cores produce low-frequency sine waves natively, in a fully analog way with a minimum of harmonic distortion. There are no glitches from waveshaping or stair-steps from insufficiently filtered digital-to-analog conversion. Modulate synthesis parameters with these for smoothly evolving timbres and mind-expanding soundscapes. Because the cores are fully independent and will not synchronize, a patch using multiple LFOs will not repeat its modulation state for a long time, if ever.

Choose one of three variants of this module, each with its own set of eight nominal frequencies and cycle times. There are no duplicate or near-duplicate frequencies between different variants, so with two or three, you get the full benefit of a larger modulation palette. Note that the nominal frequencies are just that; every module will have its own one-of-a-kind pattern of exact output frequencies within a few percent of the nominal values, due to component tolerances.

Variant A - 16mHz, 60mHz, 190mHz, 410mHz, 720mHz, 1.3Hz, 4.8Hz, 16Hz (63s cycle time down to 63ms)
Variant B - 34mHz, 88mHz, 160mHz, 280mHz, 600mHz, 1.8Hz, 3.4Hz, 11Hz (30s cycle time down to 94ms)
Variant C - 28mHz, 72mHz, 130mHz, 340mHz, 2.2Hz, 4.1Hz, 7.2Hz, 8.8Hz (35s cycle time down to 110ms)
The MSK 010 is available as a pre-built 8HP Eurorack module or for do-it-yourself construction, with prices as low as zero (if you download the plans and source all the parts yourself). Imagine having enough LFOs to modulate everything.

All-new design, not a clone or imitation of anything else
Fast starting - full amplitude oscillations within one cycle of power-up, unlike the usual behaviour of an oscillating filter
Through-hole design for easy hand construction and maintenance
Connectors between boards, and panel components, mounted on the boards; no flying wires
All three variants build from the same bill of materials; one full kit or PCB set can be used to build any one variant of your choice.
No compromises on component quality: real aluminum panel, not PCB material, with colour printing; nickel and gold plating on the circuit boards; close-tolerance fixed resistors and integration capacitors.
Complete technical documentation released under GPL

8HP Eurorack synthesizer module, 43mm deep including mated power cable.
Maximum current requirements in normal use: 40mA +12V, 40mA -12V. Reverse-connection protected.
Build difficulty: easy. All through-hole. No adjustment or trimming."

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