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Dive hands-on into the tools, techniques, and information for making your own analog synthesizer. If youre a musician or a hobbyist with experience in building electronic projects from kits or schematics, this do-it-yourself guide will walk you through the parts and schematics you need, and how to tailor them for your needs. Author Ray Wilson shares his decades of experience in synth-DIY, including the popular Music From Outer Space (MFOS) website and analog synth community.

At the end of the book, youll apply everything youve learned by building an analog synthesizer, using the MFOS Noise Toaster kit. Youll also learn what it takes to create synth-DIY electronic music studio. Get started in the fun and engaging hobby of synth-DIY without delay.

With this book, youll learn:

  • The differences between analog and digital synthesizers
  • Analog synthesizer building blocks, including VCOs, VCFs, VCAs, and LFOs
  • How to tool up for synth-DIY, including electronic instruments and suggestions for home-made equipment
  • Foundational circuits for amplification, biasing, and signal mixing
  • How to work with the MFOS Noise Toaster kit
  • Setting up a synth-DIY electronic music studio on a budget

About the Author

Ray has been interested in analog synthesizers since the first time he heard "Switched On Bach" back in 1968. That magic box on the cover of the album with all of the knobs, switches and patch cords grabbed his attention and never let it go. After working at U.S. Steel, Intec Systems, Siemens Pacesetter, and Telectronics, he now runs his popular web site Music From Outer Space full-time. Most of his electronics learning has been hard won and experiential with hundreds of hours devoted to reading, bread-boarding, experimenting and appreciating analog synthesis.

Table of Contents

DedicationPrefaceChapter 1: What Is Synth-DIY?Chapter 2: Tooling Up for Building Analog SynthsChapter 3: Analog Synthesizer Building BlocksChapter 4: Make the Noise Toaster Analog Sound SynthesizerChapter 5: The Incredible Op AmpChapter 6: How the Noise Toaster WorksChapter 7: Your Electronic Music StudioA Field Guide to Op Amp Circuit ApplicationsThe LM13700Working with CMOS Logic ChipsIndexColophon

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Wilson, Ray
Maker Media, Inc
Electronics - General
Electricity-General Electronics
diy synth;electronics projects;music;synth;synthesizers
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