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Old 08-15-2013, 10:50 AM   #1
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has anyone here built a synth?

Title pretty much says it all

Wether it was from scratch or kit. I'm wondering because a member of the prodigy uploaded a picture to facebook of a boutique synth made for him & I want to build one myself
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:45 AM   #2
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:21 PM   #3
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Apparently no one else either
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
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Even simple synths (feature-wise) are rather complicated circuit-wise. Not really worth the effort imho.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:41 PM   #5
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This doesn't look so complicated if you had a schematic and I guess a way to get the chips. I don't know too much about it or making synths though.

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Old 08-16-2013, 04:13 AM   #6
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That does sound pretty cool
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:14 AM   #7
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Well unless you have the means to obtain the microchips and make a digital synth, go online and look up an analogue synth and see how big they are with how many dials

If you want to see what's possible with the average set of knobs and bits, go google "homemade moog" as that's a popular project.


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Old 08-16-2013, 05:29 AM   #8
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I wasnt thinking keyboard like synthesizer I was thinking more of a box of knobs and switches with a speaker jack
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:39 AM   #9
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You've got to generate a signal from somewhere.

If you just want a little synth to play around on, the Korg Monotribe is a lot of fun.

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Old 08-16-2013, 06:05 AM   #10
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Something to **** around with is what I want, but I want something of my own not something mass produced (i know how it sounds but im not a hipster I promise)
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:30 AM   #12
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Well the synth I linked too is an open source project.
You can purchase the board and do whatever you want with it.

Most likely someone will have the info on the site to make it a synth.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:00 AM   #13
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Have a look on instructables.com and search for synth projects there are a few projects on their and you might find one that has step-by-step instructions on how to make your own.
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Have a look on instructables.com and search for synth projects there are a few projects on their and you might find one that has step-by-step instructions on how to make your own.

Yeah il check that out
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:34 PM   #15
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beavis has some designs http://www.beavisaudio.com/Projects/CMOS_Synthesizers/ havent tried them for myself tho
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:52 PM   #16
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I thought you meant something like this:

http://oi44.tinypic.com/jt5vuv.jpg

If you want the full-res image, PM me.
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