[Lab] Anybody interested in DIY modular synths?
aomalley at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 15:11:34 EDT 2010
For me, resources also mean time . . . so many projects/interest, not
enough time . . . I'm sure you all know how it goes!
On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 2:49 PM, Tom Burns <tom.i.burns at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Andrew! I'll prolly show up on the 16th.
> I definitely know what you mean on the resources front.. I'm doing a lot of
> reading to figure out the quickest and cheapest way to enter. It seems like
> once you have the case built, each project you'd otherwise do as an
> independent unit becomes a lot simpler since you have a shared enclosure and
> power supply.
> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 2:41 PM, Andrew O'Malley <aomalley at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm certainly interested, though don't know if I'll have the resources
>> to commit ;(
>> Would be cool to see your creations at a ModLab meeting, though!
>> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 2:28 PM, Tom Burns <tom.i.burns at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi list,
>> > I met a couple of you at last year's circuit bending workshop with
>> > Sean,
>> > but otherwise haven't been out to Modlab or anything.. yet. I'm
>> > thinking
>> > about bringing about my synths I've built (a midibox SID, an MFOS
>> > soundlab
>> > mini-synth, and a PAiA Fatman I bought already built and just re-cased)
>> > if
>> > I'm around this month and they're in a demonstratable state (darn ground
>> > loops ;). Would this be a fun thing to bring to Modlab?
>> > Anyways, I was wondering.. anyone interested in DIY modular synth
>> > building?
>> > I haven't jumped in yet, instead having opted to build each synth in
>> > it's
>> > own enclosure so far, but I feel modular is the next logical step.
>> > Doepfer
>> > has nice DIY kits for cases that are just power supplies and rails.
>> > Monorocket offers very interesting kits with a metal frame as well but
>> > the
>> > word from Moog Audio is that they're so swamped with requests they're
>> > not
>> > sure when anything will actually ship.
>> > If there's enough of us we could definitely benefit from the power of
>> > larger
>> > bulk orders, at least on the expensive parts (switches, knobs, pots,
>> > jacks). I suppose that'd be true even if not all the purchasers are
>> > buying
>> > for a synth build.
>> > Cheers,
>> > Tom
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