Artemis Synthesizer Overview

October 15, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A basic overview and presentation of the Artemis Synthesizer built in about a month as a kit for a group of 24 rising high school freshmen enrolled in Boston University’s Women in Technology outreach program called “Artemis”. Made by the Boston University EDF headed by Christopher Woodall (cjwoodall.com and happyrobotlabs.com), and with the support of the BU Physics department.

More info at happyrobotlabs.com

DIY: The Diva Controller – An overview and function test

October 10, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

more infos: http://www.synth-project.de/diva.html

Just an overview and function test of the DIVA Controller. Nothing more nothing less !

Random Looping Sequencer

September 26, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s a demo of the Random Looping Sequencer DIY module. This patch features the RLS’ seq out multed to uscale in and envelator gate in. envelator out to borg 1… borg out to mixer and into camera. The sound source is the uncle & anti osc tripple wave folded and filtered with the z2040 and ems synthi filter clone.

The Random Sequencer is a circuit that produces random control voltages. These can be completely random, or they can be locked into loops that repeat every 8, 16 or 32 steps. It was inspired by the long history of shift register pseudorandom synth circuits, including the Triadex Muse, Buchla 266 Source of Uncertainly, Ken Stone’s gated comparator and Grant Richter’s Noisering. This circuit includes a transistor noise generator, so should create true random binary sequences. However, the structure of the sequencer and the nature of the digital-to-analog converter used seem to give a particular character – tones that rise and fall in a particular way.

-Tom Whitwell

Here’s more info on this open source diy synth project:
musicthing.co.uk/modular/?page_id=21

Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai 七人の侍 x0xb0x Gorobei Katayama 片山五郎兵衛

September 18, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Despite the slight cryptic header this is a nice machine :-)

Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai 七人の侍 x0xb0x special tribute edition. Here are seven x0xb0x made with full audio analog modifications. They have an outstanding sound capabilities, not only clonning the original Roland TB303 sound, even adding more powerful sound mods. Totally hand made and with the name of each samurai engraved on it. Very limited edition of very powerful analog synth.

Tymkrs Typical Week – Protosynth Sequencer and More

September 13, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Last week we saw the first video of the Protosynth, now a follow up demo has been released, check it out

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Show Notes:

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Listen to the voice of Buddha

September 10, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

More tunes form Raspberry Pi, check it out:

OK, I cannot tune the latency to any lower than this without totally busting my head, so I’m pushing this particular stack and will move on to how to get sounds of out I2S. Which involves getting my hands on a rev 2 board or 2.

More at http://raspberrypisynthesizer.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/listen-to-voice-of-buddh…

DIY: Tymkrs Protosynth

September 7, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background details for this video; the Protosynth is designed to streamline experimenting with keyboard-controlled electronic music projects and the prototyping of new DIY synth projects. The video shows a lot of background on the creating of the Protosynth and follows that with a brief demo of how it can be used.

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Show Notes:

Power Supply:

http://store.tautic.com/Dual-Output-Breadboard-Power-Supply/dp/B007X5HN2I

Propeller ASC:

http://mghdesigns.com/propeller/mgh-designs/propeller-asc-arduino-shield-comp…

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If you cannot have a KORG MS20 – Raspberry Pi-MS Synth !

September 5, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Marc Nostromo showing of the Raspberry Ps.MS synth:

Goofing around with a direct port of my synth architecture on a raspberry pi. Starting with the default sound and tweaking parameters. All done on a stock RPi. Audio recorded through the HDMI out.

Note that I am NOT trying to do a MS-20 clone, I just like the interface and the basic 2 OSC/2 Filter architecture. The Filters are slighly stripped version of the Tony Hardie-Bick’s “Most Excellent” DFM-1.

Molecule Synth meets MK-4902 MIDI Keyboard

August 26, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The MOLECULE SYNTH is a unique musical instrument.  It is like a traditional keyboard synthesizer that has been broken into its elements:  speaker/amp, sound generator, and pitch control.  With the MOLECULE SYNTH SET you decide how to put those elements back together using simple, color-coded, interchangeable hexagons.  The MOLECULE SYNTH combines LEGO-interchangeability with Synthesizers with Physical Electronics.

I was inspired to create the MOLECULE SYNTH by experiences circuit bending toys and building my own electronic instruments, and I wanted to make something with sounds that were more wild and less predictable than what comes from traditional keyboards. I wanted an instrument that was more interesting than just pushing buttons, but I also wanted to get away from the “black box” pre-fab technologies that makes us all passive “consumers” using someone else’s designs. So I made the MOLECULE SYNTH to be an open ended, hardware-based, stand-alone musical instrument that is easy to hack & modify, that is DIY to the core, that totally rocks, sounds amazing, and is guaranteed super fun to play!

More info here >>

Doepfer DIY Synth – Silent way – Ableton Live

August 24, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A new video by Keram featuring his DIY Doepfer synth:

My Doepfer DIY Synth.
I am using Silent Way( Step LFO) in Ableton with some drum loops, with Motu Ultralite , using Y cable. One side( tip) of the cable Y cable is driving the CV of the oscillator another(ring) is modulating the cut of of the frequency of the filter.
It is a first video using Sony HDR XR-500 camera using camera build in microphone.

Enjoy!

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