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Build your own Analog Synthesizer

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Web Sites on building an analog synthesizer

Interested in building your own analog synthesizer?  Here is a collection of information on the web.  These sites range from basic electronics to schematics to advanced synth modules.  Don't see what you need on one site, just go on to the next.  Have fun!

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Do It Yourself Synth Sites

  • E-Music DIY archive
    Archive of synth information and schematics.
  • Weird Sound Generator
    An EXCELLENT FIRST PROJECT in synth building. The site contains a LOT of information on building this project.
  • Build A Portable Synth
    John Simonton's original article on building a basic synth. This article has designs and instructions for building Paia electronics' original GNOME synth. It contains a VCO, Noise Generator, VCF, VCA, and 2 function generators. No application specifi
  • Electronotes
    Bernie Hutchins original periodical on the design and construction of synthesizers. If you are really interested, the "Everything Package" is a great deal, you will be busy for a LONG time. If you just want a taste, do as he suggests, start with the
  • Build A Synth
    This is an evolving website with information about designing and building an analog synthesizer. Articles vary from basic electronics theory, discussion of electronic components, common circuits used in synths, and synthesizer construction articles.
  • YuSynth DIY Synth
    A whole series of analog synth module plans. Each module has it's own page dedicated to it and the page includes schematics, parts list, printed circuit board layout, and even sound samples. Very thorough and complete.
  • Papareil Synth Labs
    Includes design information, schematics and pictures for several different synths. All these synths look great - they have been VERY professionally built. These are really quite good and unique. Includes 2 standard analog synth designs, a midi to CV-
  • Experimantalists Anonymous
    A site with quite a few schematics in the archive section. It is very nicely organized with separate directories for each type of device. Also, there are a wide range of devices (oscillators, filters, MIDI, circuit bending etc....).
  • Kaustic Machines
    A nice website that contains schematics for some fairly simple projects. The Atari Punk console project is a very simple basic synth.
  • Modular Synth
    Information on lots of modules, and links about analog synths. Lots of great and unique schematics.
    Check out the Forum section for music DIY web sites.
  • Crackle Box
    Crackle Box schematics. Designed by Michel Waisvisz of STEIM in the 70's. A small, relatively simple noise based synth. One part seems to be particularly difficult to find, the 709 op amp. Even though the instructions say substitutes will not work, s
  • Di It Yourself - Build a mudular synthesizer
    This is a series of articles by John Simonton (of Paia Electronics - see link above). The articles originally appeared in Radio-Electronics and are reprinted with permission. They contain excellent descriptive text, schematics, printed circuit board
  • The Electronic Peasant
    Relatively small yet interesting collection of electronic projects. Includes several vacuum tube based projects.
  • Grant Richters Synth-Diy page
    Lots of uniques modules to build
  • Music From Outer Space
    Home of the SoundLab mini synth. The DIY page has schematics for all components of this synth. This site also sells synth kits for building.
  • Scott Stites Synth DIY
    Lots of information and links for DIY synthesis.
  • The New and Improved Scott Stites Synth DIY
    Like the title says, Scott Sites new updated DIY synth site. Contains several designs by Thomas Henry. Much of this information is quite detailed including quite a bit about module construction.
  • Commonsound Collective
    A collective that designs innovative audio devices. Not only are there some great devices here but there is a forum with tons of support for building these devices. Check out the triwave picogenerator for something not incredibly complex, yet with lo
  • SynthDIY
    A large repository of DIY information on synth building. In addition to many schematics, the file section contains data sheets, front panel layouts, assembly plans and much more.
  • Sound Lab Mini Synth
    Information for building a basic 2 oscillator analog synth. What is great about this website is that you can take on as much construction as you like. You can take just the schematics and build everything, or you can get a printed circuit board and b
  • Unusual Synth Circuits
    A fairly large collection of mostly basic Synth Circuits (VCO, VCA, VCF, EG). As stated on the site, This site is not for beginners, but those looking for new synth circuits. Be sure to check out his photos - his 2002-2003 synth was built in Tupperwa
  • The Electronic Sound-House
    In addition to some standard Synth modules this site has some very unique stuff. For example there is information and schematics for an analog wind controller and a midi wind controller. There is also an electronic implementation of a physical modell
  • Bergfotron DIY Analog Synthesizer Pages
    A site with all the designs for building a quite complex analog synthesizer. Not only is there information concerning the sound generating and processing electronics, he also includes information on the more routine modules such as a power supply and
  • Cloned Analog Gear
    This site contains copies of articles describing the design, assembly and operation of various analog sound generating and processing modules. UPDATE - 10.30/10 It appears they are revising this website - currently it is under construction. Check bac
  • MOTM-porium
    The DIY page has quite a few unique modular synth processing modules. There is not a lot of standard modules here (not many filters, VCAs, VCos etc...), however there are a lot of modules for processing sounds. There have very unique names for unique
  • DIY
    Schematics - some very interesting processing modules.
  • Digisound 80 modular synthesizer
    Contains the plans and schematics and documentation for modules that were part of the Digisound 80 modular synthesizer. This is a synth that appears to have been produced as kits in the 80s in England. I am not familiar with this synth, but the infor
  • Seb's Synth-DIY Pages
    Another site with plans for various synth modules. These plans are quite complete and have some unique modules - such as the JoyKontrol, a 6-dimensional dual joystick controller with MIDI and CV outs. Also has plans for a MIDI to CV converter with fu
  • Marjan's Synthesizer Schematics
    A very interesting site that contains schematics for many commercial synths. some manufacturers that are included are Serge, Buchla, Moog, Oberheim and others.
    Synthesizer resource - mostly links to other sites.
  • The ASM-1 Homepage
    All information for building the ASM-1 synth. Includes schematics, front panel layouts, even theory of operation notes. Unfortunately, many of the links to other people's pages about building this synth do not work.
  • Labolida
    Contains information for 2 DIY synths - The nano1, a monophonic digital synth, and Tiny Synth, a monophonic hybrid synth. Both of these are a little more advanced projects. Both require the ability to burn code into into EEPROM memory (code is provid
  • The Jim Patchell Synthesizer DIY Web Page
    Jim Patchell has been designing and building his own synths since 1973. This page not only contains documentation for many of his designs, but also quite a bit of general tips and information.
  • Mini Synth Sound Effects Synthesizer
    This is the instruction manual for building the Mini Synth Sound Effects Synthesizer. The completed project contains a voltage Controlled Oscillator, a noise generator,, an Attack-Decay generator, a Voltage Controlled Filter, and a Voltage Controlled
  • Jürgen Haible
    Jurgen has built some amazing recreations of classic synths and effects. Occasionally he makes PCBs of his designs available. He has published many of his schematics on this site.
  • Not Breathing Sound Systems and Carrion Sound
    This site has a small collection of interesting and unique schematics. Two that look especially interesting - though I have not built either are "Easy Sleazy Joystick Noise Synth" and "Building a Crappy 2Bit Sampler". The "Easy Sleazy Joystick Noise
  • Analog Tracking Generator
    Schematic for a very interesting device. At it's most basic, it acts as a voltage quantizer, but it can also "twist" control voltages into some interesting shapes.
  • Mini Space Rockers Analog Percussion Generator
    Wric Archer provides a schematic for a relatively simple to build analog percussion synth. There are also samples of the sounds the synth makes and a neat video of the Mini Space Rockers in action.

DIY Effect Projects

These sites offer do it yourself analog effects. These can be part of a larger synthesis set up, or used as stand alone effects for other instruments.

  • Tonepad fx projects
    This site is primarily effect projects. There are, however, various utility type projects, such as a power supply or A/B selector switch. All projects are ranked Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, or Insane.

Getting Started In Electronics

Synth Kits - Companies that sell modular analog synthesizer kits.

  • PAiA Electronics
    Probably the original DIY synth companies. This company has an extensive history of assisting and promoting DIY electronic music. Their kits are just great. I have built and use many of them myself.
  • Synthesis Technology
    The MOTM analog modular synthesizer. Modules can be ordered as a kit or fully assembled.
  • Blacet Research Music Products
    Compact Analog modules available both as kits and assembled.
  • Magic Smoke Electronics
    This is not yet a kit site (although they are planning to offer at least 1 kit). They do however offer several Thomas Henry's books on do-it-yourself musical electronics.
  • Build Your Own Clone
    This site features kits for building "stomp box" type effects. They also allow you to buy just the printed circuit boards - you supply the electrical components and enclosure.
  • Harrison Instruments
    Harrison Instruments provides several kits for building your own pitch only theremin. A short video on building this kit is available here.
  • Music From Outer Sapce
    Music from Outer Space has a fairly large number of complete and partial kits (some only printed circuit boards) for a wide variety of analog synth modules. What is great about this site, is that in addition to the kits, the projects have complete pl
  • Electric Western
    As they state on their website "Electric Western is devoted to the exploration and evolution of pre-1950s electronic musical instruments." Some very interesting "older" electronics including vacuum tubes, coils and even steam. Only 1 synth kit is cur
  • SX-150 Analog Synthesizer Kit
    This is an inexpensive kit for a basic analog synth. There are controls for LFO, pitch envelope, frequency cutoff, resonance, and attack/decay. There is also a slider type control for pitch. Please note, although assembly appears relatively straightf
  • Drone Lab
    Casper Electronics is making available a synth kit for creating "rich drones and pulsating sequences". Although not available at the time of this writing (10/09), Casper Electronics plans to post price and ordering info "as soon as possible". The syn
  • Sonodrome
    Sonodrome has some very simple kits hardware available. One is a battery powered pocket sized oscillator, another is a distortion kit, and finally they have a small amp/speaker kit. Although not really modular analog synths, you can still create inte
  • Synthrotek
    Synthrotek offers a variety of sound kits. Most interesting to analog sytnth enthusiasts are its 16 and 8 step sequencers. Synthrotek also offers a few processing kins including a fuzz effect and a delay. In addition, a popular starter synth (althoug
  • Get LoFi shop
    Get LoFi provides low priced kits and components for creating synthesis hardware. The kits are not all 100%analogue, but they all have interesting sound generating and processing capabilities.

Build A Theremin Sites

  • Theremin World
    An entire website devoted to the theremin. Includes links to numerous types of theremin schematics (including a vacuum tube theremin project) as well as a lot of other theremin information.
  • Art's Theremin Page
    All kinds of information about the theremin. Several different schematics including one that does not require an inductor - if that matters to you right now.
  • The Wien-Bridge Theremin
    A very thorough site describing the Wein-Bridge Theremin and its construction. Includes background/theoretical information, schematics, circuit board layout, and even unit testing instructions.
  • Build a Pocket Theremin on the Cheap
    A very simple and inexpensive theremin. Estimated cost is $18.95 (including a small speaker). However, one difference between this design and a traditional theremin is that this theremin is controlled by using your hand to control changes in lighting
  • 2 Transistor Optical Theremin
    This site (automatically translated from Spanish)contains a schematic for an extremely simple optical theremin based on 2 transistors. The entire design requires only 7 parts - 2 transistors, 1 capacitor, 1 photoresistor, 1 speaker, 1 jack, and batte
  • Another Light Controlled Theremin
    "Using a Simple circuit you can turn shadows into music! Well elecronic music." A relatively simple design for a light controlled theremin. Uses a 555 timer chip. Completely self contained. Would be a good beginner project - even a first time electro

Other Sound and Electronics Web Sites

These sites are not necessarily about synthesis, however, they contain interesting projects involving electronics and sound.

  • Monome Controller
    An open source alternate controller consisting of a 8 x 8 grid of backlit buttons. Completely programmable and reconfigurable. They have started supplying kits for assembly. A VERY INTERESTING project
  • RGB Monome Clone
    Here is information for building a Monome Clone. It is a pretty plain web site, but it seems to contain all the information you need, including schematics, parts suppliers, and code (I haven't built this so I am not certain of the completeness). Th
  • The Stribe
    Another very cool controller! This is an 8 channel touch controller. Each channel is similar to a slider, however it can be positioned at any point instantly by touching that location. In addition, each channel has a dual row of LEDs to provide visua
  • Richard Lerman's Audio Art Site
    A great resounce for using piezo disks and other transducers. Check out the Articles/Schematics section. Lots of great projects - most are very easy to build (great for beginners). Even includes schematics for making a condenser mic. Just a lot of gr
  • Digital Logic Sound Devices
    A site that describes how digital logic devices work and has designs for several audio projects using digital logic devices.
  • Elliott Sound Products - Audio Pages
    This is a good diy audio project page. It is not synthesizers, rather these projects are things such as power amps and accessories, mixers, meters, preamps etc.... They also have printed circuit boards avail for many, if not all, of there projects
  • DIY dunking hydrophone
    Build your own underwater microphone!

Smaller Projects and Pedals

These are links to some diy electronic music/sound projects that are not necessarily synthesizers but still provide interesting sound generating and processing possibilities. Many of these can be built in small stomp box enclosures.

  • Loopton Feedback Loop
    This is a simple stomp box for creating a feedback loop. The project is quite simple and does not require a printed circuit board, integrated circuits, or complex soldering. The site contains a thorough photo tutorial of constructing this device.
  • MemPot
    Here is a neat circuit to create a Potentiometer with a memory. This is not a strictly analog circuit - it uses a PIC 16F819 microcontroller to playback resistances to a digital potentiometer.
  • General Guitar Gadgets
    This is a guitar stompbox DIY site. They have schematics and circuit board layouts for numerous effects. They also sell full and partial jits to build these effects. If you are interested in building guitar effects, their Link section has links to nu
  • Beavis Audio Research
    Contains designs for several pedals and stomp box effects. In addition there is some basic electronics information on the site (about capacitors, providing power to pedals, potentiometers, switches etc...). Also a good article about finishing and lab
  • DIY Fever
    Guitar related projects - not synthesizers. Still a nice variety from simple to advanced (he even rates them for you). Quite a few stomp box type effect. He also has plans for building with a circuit board or a perf board. Also, one nice bonus, he ha
  • Audio Projects from Beavis Audio
    Here is a page of very interesting projects. Most are guitar effects. The projects have various levels of detail - from complete to worjks-in-progress. The projects from very simple to quite involved (one project is an 8 step tone sequencer based on
  • gaussmarkov: diy fx
    A page of schematics and circuit layouts for stompbox type effects. Many of the effects are replications of classic stompboxes.
  • Capacitance /Touch Switch Circuits
    A list of circuits for building touch switches.
  • Lab Notebook
    All kinds of information on designing guitar effects - but can be used in any type of effect circuit.

Not Necessarily Analog Synthesis

The following synthesis are not necessarily analog, but are still interesting and useful in an analog synthesizer.

  • CMOS Synthesizers - Building Tone Generators from CMOS Logic
    This page has schematics for using digital CMOS chips (ICs) to build 9 different of tone generators. The circuits range from very simple to somewhat complex. The most complex circuit includes 3 oscillators, a complex waveform generator, a white noise
  • Synth DIY with PIC microprocessors
    On this site Tom Wiltshire has implemented some basic analog synthesis modules using PIC microprocessors. As I write this, he has 2 designs available: a voltage controlled LFO with numerous waveforms and a wave distort input, and a voltage controlled
  • Simple Step Sequencer
    A nice project to create an eight step sequencer. Each step has control for frequency, duration, and pause before next note. This unit only provides voltage output. The voltage has to be connected to a voltage controlled sound source. Also, this proj
  • Meeblip
    The Meeblip is actually a digital synth that allows you to create some very analog like sounds. It is monophonic, and is controlled by switches and knobs. There is also a MIDi input. What is great about this synth is that it comes in a variety of DIY
  • Build a simple synth for under $20
    Like the title says, you can build a basic synth for under $20.00. This synth has a digital square/pulse wave oscillator. A potentiometer (knob) varies the duty cycle of the square wave. Pitch is controlled by a separate potentiometer, or an adjustab

Miscellaneous Synthesis Projects and Kits

This list is for projects and sites that don't fit anywhere else, but are still valuable in building your own synthesizer.

  • Highly Liquid
    A company that sells kits for MIDI retrofits and various types of MIDI decoders.
  • 1 Bit Groove Box
    This is not analog synth, still it is a cool synthesis project. It is a programmable digital synth that fits in a VHS Cassette box. It is similar to Tristan Perich's 1 bit music synthesis in CD cases.

Spring Reverb circuits

There are so many sites with spring reverb circuits I decided to devote a section to them.

  • Spring Reverb Circuit
    This pdf document has a schematic and ample notes for building a spring reverb unit. The only thing missing is the printed circuit board layout.
  • Spring Reverb Unit 2
    Another spring reverb circuit and notes. This circuit has an optional preamp to use the reverb with a guitar, and an optional headphone amplifier.
  • Acutronics reverb schematics
    Here Accutronics provides a whole series of circuits for driving a spring reverb.
  • Paia Hot Springs Reverb
    This spring reverb schematic from Paia electronics (designed by Craig Anderton) requires 2 spring reverb tanks. Paia also has it available as a kit.
  • TLN-156 Neural Agonizer
    A voltage Controlled spring reverb. This projest is from the MOTM-porium site above.
  • Spring Reverb Info Page
    Very useful and concise information about building spring reverbs. This site does not offer a complete spring reverb circuit, but does provide valuable information you will need if you are designing one. The site also has links to additional spring r

Electronic Component Suppliers

Need to know where to purchase these electronic components? Here are a few places to start.

  • Mouser electronics
    General electronic components and supplies.
  • Digi-Key
    General electronic components and supplies.
  • Newark Electronics
    Newark Electronics has a very large selection of electronics components. They have been in business since 1934, and before the internet, they were delivering electronics components ordered from their extensive catalog. In addition to allowing you to
  • All Electronics
    More electronic components.
  • Radio Shack
    Not generally your first choice for components, and rarely if ever the cheapest, but often times the most conveinant, and sometimes even surprising.
  • Circuit Specialists
    Again components. A good source for resistors, and printed Circuit board making materials.
  • Jameco
    Again components. Not as extensive as Mouser or DigiKey, but sometimes less expensive
  • Futurlec
    A smaller supplier of components and more. They are smaller than Digi-key or Mouser, but often times less expensive. They also have a Printed Circuit Board manufacturing service.
  • Pedal Parts Plus
    Although they advertise a s a supplier for effects pedal parts, they have a selection of electronics components. They do, however, carry various stomp box enclosures and heavy duty switches for stompboxes.
  • Tubes and More
    A source for hard to find electronic parts. As the name says it has Tubes, but also items such as reverb tanks, guitar parts and lots of various components.
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Making Circuit Boards

  • ExpressPCB
    Express PCB is a free Windows based program for designing printed circuit boards.
  • Making Printed Circuit Boards
    This is a very concise and to the point tutorial on making Printed Circuit Boards using Ferric Chloride. This is one of the most common DIY methods for etching boards. This page also includes a list of parts and th corresponding part numbers from Mou
  • Making Printed Circuit Boards - 2
    Here is an excellent photo and text tutorial for making printed circuit boards. This instruction is quite straightforward, and does not require any specialized tools. Just as a note, this is not the only way to do this. The Electronotes series (liste
  • Making Printed Circuit Boards
    Another site on making printed circuit boards. This site uses the free software ExpressPCB (lsted below) to design the board and then instructions for etching the board.
  • Printed Circuit Boards For The Masses
    Still another method for creating your own Printed Circuit Boards. This method requires a laser printer and photo grade printer paper.
  • The Saltwater Etch Process
    Yet another method for making your own Printed Circuit Boards. This method uses a 12 volt source and a concentrated salt water solution. I've nefer tried this, but it looks quite effective.
  • Making batches of circuit boards
    The folks at GetLoFi have created this series of videos documenting the process they use to create the circuit boards they self. I you do decide to use their process to create your own batches of circuit boards, they do offer this warning: "be prepa

Learning About Analog Synthesizer Design and Construction

The following sites provide information about the design and construction of Analog Synthesizers.

  • Electronic Music Circuits book
    This book by Barry Klein is an absolutely fantastic reference for building an analog synthesizer. It contains a wealth of circuits, as well as detailed informative text. Some of these circuits, however, require some out of production or hard to find
  • Doepfer Music Electronics DIY Page
    This page, provided by Doepfer Music Electronics, provides an excellent tutorial to analog Synthesizer design. Although it says it is for their A100 synthesizer, the information provided is much more general. It begins with information on reading sch
  • How To Build A Synthesizer Video Tutorial
    A series of videos on building a Synthesizer by Lorin Parker. Includes videos on numerous topics including components, circuits, Construction and even interfaces.
    An archive of analog synthesizer module design articles that appeared in magazines.
  • Synthesis Basics
    A very nice basic introduction to electronic music and synthesis.
  • Ten Commandments of Soldering
    Ten very good tips to keep in mind while soldering. Following these will maximize the life of your soldering equipment, and allow you to make good solder joints. Note however, several of these tips apply to soldering equipment with a base station - n
  • Making Brushed Aluminum Panels
    A nice tutorial on how to give your faceplates that brushed aluminum look.
  • DIY Synthesizer Cabinet
    Tutorial on building a cabinet for your synth on

Learning About Modular Analog Synthesis

These sites contain links to general information about Analog Synthesis.

  • How A VCO Works
    A very good article about Voltage Controlled Oscillators. It covers the basic design and operation of a VCO, as well as many of the issues that must be addressed in designing one.
  • Synthesizer Boot Camp
    Synthesizer Boot Camp is a set of videos that describe several basic concepts of analog synthesis. These videos do not explain how to build a synth, but they do describe techniques for shaping sound with an analog synth. They describe some fundamenta
  • Tutorials
    Tutorials on various aspects of synthesis as well as some audio examples and a video series.
  • Bibliography
    A bibliography of various sources for information on analog synthesis.
  • The Amateur Gentleman's Introduction to the Principles of Music Synthesis
    A basic guide to Sound Synthesis. A very good starting point for learning about sound, and how it is synthesized, and then the conceptual model used in synthesizers.
  • Principles of Sound Synthesis
    A little more advanced introduction to sound synthesis. Briefly discusses a variety of synthesis techniques, and introduces some of the mathematical basis of sound synthesis.
  • Analog Synthesis Modules
    A very nice introduction to the basic analog synthesis modules and how they interact. This site contains descriptions and video tutorials on "Patching", "Voltage Controlled Oscillators" (VCO), Voltage Controlled Amplifiers" (VCA), "Envelope Generator
  • Ultimate Parts Storage
    Trying to organize the numerous components to build an analog synth is a constant challenge. This article describes a very simple and inexpensive system to keep parts organized in 3 ring binders. Very useful!

Learning About Electronics

If you just need an introduction to electronics, here are some links that can help.

    Although this FAQ was written with stompboxes/pedals in mind, it has a tremendous amount of information about basic electronics and especially electronic components and parts.
  • A Complete Course in Electronics
    Here is a series of YouTube videos covering the basics of electornics. This course has you build circuits using a breadboard and various electronic components.
  • Electronics Tutorial
    A fairly thorough text based electronics Tutorial.
  • All About Circuits
    A multi volume series on electricity and electronics. Volumes include DC electronics, AC electronics, Semiconductors, and Digital Electronics. These books are a work in progress, so you might come across some missing information.
  • Freebyte's Guide to Electronics Online
    A relatively large index of tutorials on many topics in electronics. Tutorials rage from General Electronics to circuit desig to robotics and more. Lots of great information.

Learning about Analog Synthesis

These videos give a basic introduction to analog synthesis. The first video covers basic patching of a modular analog synthesizer. The second two videos describe using analog synthesis with a prepatched keyboard synth to creating sounds that emulate traditional instruments and effects.

Web Sites by People Who Build Their Own Synths

Although these sites do not necessarily show you how to build a synth, they all are by people who have built their own very interesting synths. It is always interesting to see what some other people have done.

  • Tim Kaiser's Atomic Sonic
    This site will not teach you how to build devices nor does it contain schematics. It does, however, have pictures of Tim Kaisers built and circuit bent devices - and these are some of the COOLEST LOOKING devices out there. Take a look at these for id
  • Nick's World Of Synthesizers
    Here you can find photos and descriptions of some very interesting and nontraditional synths.
  • ADACHI Tomomi
    ADACHI Tomomi is a Japanese composer/performer/installation artist/poet who also builds his own synths. He has pictures of his synths which he builds in Tupperware containers. Some very nice stuff. Unfortunately no designs or schematics (yet?).

Diego Stocco's LCO Light Controlled Oscillator

Sound designer Diego Stocco has built this very cool optically controlled theremin

Other videos from DIY Synth Makers

These are videos I can't embed - the link will take you to the video site.

  • Monome Video
    A nice video about the Monome from the creator of the Monome.

Electronic Music Project Information from Amazon

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Let Me Know What You Think - Did you find what you needed?

jfosco (author) on May 27, 2012:

@jimmyworldstar: It is amazing, some people make synths out of anything. This guy built his synth in tupperware containers

jfosco (author) on May 27, 2012:

@anonymous: Thanks for checking it out. Hope you found something to use.

jimmyworldstar on January 20, 2012:

This sounds like an ambitious project. I saw a video on Youtube where some guys used kitchen bowls and dishes as analog synthesizers.

jfosco (author) on December 10, 2011:

@DanielTiley: I am very happy you liked it. Please let me know if you build anything, or if there is any other information you would need.

anonymous on December 09, 2011:

You sure have a lot to show.

jfosco (author) on December 08, 2011:

@nigel7725: I think it looks a lot more complex than it is. Give it a try.

Thanks for stopping by.

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@fiercerulingdiva: Glad it helped. Let us know what you make.

DanielTiley on November 16, 2011:

Absolutely awesome lens!

nigel7725 on October 27, 2011:

Very informative lens. Donât know if I can master those things though.

fiercerulingdiva on October 19, 2011:

This lens gave me some ideas..thanks !!

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@adamfrench: Glad you liked it! Let me know of anything you have built or build in the future.

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@mellex lm: Thanks. Hope you found something you can use.

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jfosco (author) on July 06, 2011:

@julietarot lm: Quite an active theremin world out there -as a matter of fact! Glad this brought back nice memories. Sounds like you have a very cool brother.

Best wishes.

jfosco (author) on June 26, 2011:

@anonymous: Glad you liked it.

julietarot lm on June 22, 2011:

I didn't know a theramin world existed! This lens takes me back to when my brother dismantled my childhood desk and used it with motherboards and lots of soldering to make it into a guitar pedal with several sounds. Thankgod he never got his hands on all this info!

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@dogme84: Glad you liked this. Hope it was helpful.

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@sushilkin lm: You are very welcome - It is great to have a place like this to share!

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@iamhavok: Glad you liked it!

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jfosco (author) on February 14, 2011:

@JoyfulPamela2: If you ever decide to try, let me know. I'd be glad to assist.

jfosco (author) on February 14, 2011:

@Milamber52 LM: Thanks for stopping by, glad you liked it!

JoyfulPamela2 from Pennsylvania, USA on February 14, 2011:

Cool! I play many instruments, but I'm not so sure I could make one like this. *SquidAngel Blessed* and featured on "Musical Angel"! =D

Milamber52 LM on February 14, 2011:

You shared a great list off handy sites; thanks a lot and grats with your lens!

jfosco (author) on February 09, 2011:

@FionaCat: Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you build - or even if I can help.

FionaCat on February 08, 2011:

Wow, great lens! Can't wait to build my own!

jfosco (author) on February 05, 2011:

@emyakindu: Thanks, let me know when you build your own synth!

emyakindu on February 04, 2011:

I liked it! A++

jfosco (author) on January 28, 2011:

@anonymous: Glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.

anonymous on January 28, 2011:

very nice collection of sites!

jfosco (author) on December 29, 2010:

@wondersmoke lm: Be sure to let me know what you build.

wondersmoke lm on December 28, 2010:

wow i am going to build one soon!

jfosco (author) on December 16, 2010:

@mannasugar: Thanks for the comment and hope you find it helpful

mannasugar on December 14, 2010:

Very high-tech stuff...

jfosco (author) on November 09, 2010:

@anonymous: I'm glad you liked it and hope to see a synth you make soon.

anonymous on November 07, 2010:

This is one great lens, I bookmarked it too.

jfosco (author) on October 30, 2010:

@anonymous: Thanks for the info. I updated the entry. Let me know if you notice when the site comes back online. I hope they keep the great info they had on it.

anonymous on October 30, 2010:

The link for CAG sends you to the website,but the website is still under construction.... :)

jfosco (author) on October 15, 2010:

@mikerbowman: I'll bet he had a blast and learned a lot in the process. Thanks for encouraging words.

mikerbowman on October 15, 2010:

I had a friend who did this... turned out great!

jfosco (author) on September 27, 2010:

@cbessa: I agree with you on synth sounds, especially analogue synths. I haven't heard of the band, but I will be looking them up. Thanks very much for commenting

cbessa on September 27, 2010:

Great info! I love synth sounds. Do you know a band named Add N to (X). They did a great Indie Rock + Experimental like sound. Probably they used to make they own synths besides they classic moogs.

jfosco (author) on September 22, 2010:

@anonymous: Thanks for the information, I'll be adding the link soon.



jfosco (author) on September 22, 2010:

@southpaw23: Glad you liked it and find it helpful. I'll keep adding to it as I find more resources.



southpaw23 on September 21, 2010:

Wow... I would never have even thought to do a project like this. Thank you for putting this info out there! Great for music geeks like me. :D

anonymous on September 17, 2010:

Synthrotek sells synth and sequencer kits:

PhilRogers on September 02, 2010:

An excellent lens. A very comprehensive list of links to analogue synth sites. I spent far too long looking through them!

anonymous on August 25, 2010:

thank you so much for the great idea, research and sharing! let's make this world a better place by doing positive actions and vibration!! synths forever!

Paul from Montreal on March 26, 2010:

Great lens, I love old analog synths and am looking into getting a modular.

sterlingsieraden on January 31, 2010:

Crazy lense, some nice tips here and there but I don't think I am able to build a synth myself :\

mij fan on January 03, 2010:

Wow, this lens is like looking at the "Synth DIY" section of my firefox bookmarks!

You even mentioned one or two sites I hadn't heard of.

Maybe I should do a lens on my own DIY modular sometime...

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