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Friday, December 03, 2021

The Electronic Peasant's Modular Synthesizer Terminology Guide Synth Art Poster

A Complete Illustrated Guide to Common Modular Synthesis Terminology via The Electronic Peasant

"Here is an informational poster that I designed for my music studio. It prints out nicely on a legal size (8.5" X 14") sheet of paper."

Click the pic to read.

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Electroserf Vacuum Tube Synthesizer Modules

video upload by epeasant

"Introduction to The Electronic Peasant's Electroserf synthesizer modules, based on Russian 1J24b vacuum tubes from the cold war days. These subminiature pentode tubes were used in the early MiG jet fighter radios, at a time when the western world had already changed over to solid state electronics.

These tubes are long obsolete, but available in the surplus market. Their small size, low voltage requirements, and low power heaters make them suitable for synthesizer use, while their low power output, gain and directly-heated cathodes bring their own design challenges."

Friday, May 29, 2020

The ThunderWave Ribbon Controller by The Electronic Peasant

ThunderWave Ribbon Controller Demonstration Published on May 23, 2020 epeasant

A new DIY percussion instrument in via The Electronic Peasant:

"The ThunderWave is a new type of electronic percussion instrument that you can build yourself. Instead of the traditional round drum pads, the ThunderWave uses curved ribbon controllers and force sensitive technology to create an expressive and intuitive interface that is both fun and easy to play. The instrument provides standard trigger, gate, and CV outputs, including volt/octave, for use with analog synthesizers. Each ribbon can also be divided into up to thirteen different zones, for consistent sounds using two drum sticks at slightly different positions. A 'striking force' trigger output and two force based envelope generators for each ribbon are also included. The ThunderWave is designed for the advanced DIYer, and can be built using common, easily available parts and tools.

The complete ThunderWave project can be found on the Electronic Peasant website, including detailed building guides and videos."

Be sure to check out previous posts, dating back to 2005, featuring The Electronic Peasant here.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Electronic Peasant's SynthBend Analogue Synthesizer Controller

via The Electronic Peasant

"When The Peasant started to plan the building of the SynthBend Controller, a comprehensive and innovative design was envisaged. The intent was to create an extremely versatile analogue synthesizer controller for driving the SynthCase System.

A classic control-voltage type keyboard and an Appendage ribbon controller would be the heart of the project, with many added features. A large quantity and variety of manual CV modulation controls, such as joysticks, potentiometers, and pressure sensors would also be included. The design would be rounded out with some manual triggers/gates and switches. Hopefully the comprehensive design of the SynthBend Controller will provide an exceptional playing experience.

The first step in the design of this project was to decide on the basic module layout and chassis configuration. A number of salvaged plastic cases with hinged lids, as shown below, were chosen to house the controls and electronics."

Thursday, April 09, 2009

The Electronic Peasant Banjo Processor

"The Peasant is a banjo player, and so thought that it would be very interesting to use a banjo to control the analogue synthesizer. A number of years ago a pitch-to-voltage convertor circuit board, designed for guitar use, was purchased from fellow DIY enthusiast Harry Bissell. This pcb only used the bottom three guitar strings to extract the CV output, and so it was decided to expand the board to work with all five strings on the banjo."

You can find more info at The Electronic Peasant. Be sure to see the rest of the site for more.
via Deviant Synth.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Electronic Peasant's SynthCase Patchable Roadcase Synthesizer

"This project is the first in a series of synthesizer "multi-modules" that will be built in heavy-duty equipment road cases. A friend had passed on to me a bunch of used cases from obsolete equipment that were being disposed of, and I had a number of new synthesizer module printed circuit boards waiting to be used, so a plan to combine them together was made. The first "SynthCase" will hold a basic patchable voltage-controlled analogue synthesizer, and subsequent expansion cases will include sequencers and other controllers, delay/chorus/phaser modules, and other signal/CV processors."

Monday, April 10, 2006

The Electronic Peasant's Solid State Percussion Synth

Additional details at The Electronic Peasant

That's a whole lotta knobs; 144 of them according to Magnus Olfsson. You might recognize the Peasant from this post. Thanks Magnus!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Electronic Peasant's LED Organ

"Here is a new version of the classic color organ, where different color lights are triggered by different frequencies of sound, resulting in a display that flashes along to music. In this case the newer type high intensity LEDs (3000 - 5000mcd) were used along with a very simple discrete transistor drive circuit. The design goals included small size and excellent portability, as well as long battery life." Title link takes you there.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Vacuum Tube Synthesis

I was reading this post on VSE and someone posted a few links to vacuum tube synths. Click here for an article on vacuum tube synthesis by none other than Eric Barbour, founder of probably the most widely known vacuum tube synth manufacturer, Metasonix. The article is a great read. I also found the following two sites on vacuum tube synthesis.

Papareil Synth Labs (make sure to check out the rest on this site).

The Electronic Peasant's vacuum Tube Synthesizer

Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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