[Lab] Anybody interested in DIY modular synths?

Marc-André Audet audet.ma at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 15:48:51 EDT 2010

I have just purshased arduinos and sensors... I am presently working on a
project. I would like to come but I dont know if I am going to make it any

2010/6/2 Tom Burns <tom.i.burns at gmail.com>

> Thanks Jonathan!
> I won't be able to make it tonight but plan on making it for the 16th.  I'm
> very interested in seeing what other people are working on.
> Simone, Alex:
> Starting seems to first involve some degree of planning: how big of a synth
> would you want to build.  That dictates how big of a case and power supply
> you need to either build or purchase.
> Then for each step after that you have the option to build it (with plans
> for free and/or PCBs available for purchase from a lot of places online) or
> buy it (the closest place I know of to Ottawa that sells modules or related
> stuff is moog audio in either Montreal or Toronto).  It caters nicely to
> people with a wide range of skill as for each part you can either buy it off
> the shelf, buy it in kit form with all the components and PCB
> printed&drilled, or go fully DIY and plate/drill your own PCB.  I think some
> people on this list were talking about making their own PCBs before?  That's
> definitely a skill I want to learn.  The freedom from hand-wiring circuits
> is very exciting.
> I should mention that building a modular synth (or most any DIY synth) is
> not cheap, especially to start.  Even with cutting and gluing your own case
> out of wood, you're probably looking at $200 before you are ready to put a
> module in it, and probably another $500 to get a decent synthesizer going?
> People who want to invest less in a synth project should check out the
> musicfromouterspace.com weird sound generator, or the
> musicfromouterspace.com soundlab mini-synth.
> Cheers,
> Tom
> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 3:20 PM, Jonathan Rudenberg <jonathan at titanous.com>wrote:
>> We're having a meeting tonight at 7PM at ArtEngine, so feel free come.
>> It's not about synths specifically, but we talk about and work on all
>> types of hardware and software hacking projects.
>> Jonathan
>> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 15:11, Simone Pfeiffer <pfeiffe.s at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I have no idea how i got on this list or really have any idea what y'all
>> are
>> > talking about at all... but now I am curious!
>> >
>> > So, how does one get started?
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> > Simone
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