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« on: July 26, 2011, 10:50:28 PM »
Welcome to the Synth DIY Wiki

I'm a huge fan of the work of Robert Moog (pronounced like "rogue"), who was one of the most important innovators in the field of electronic sound synthesis.  Sadly he passed away in 2005.  One of his most significant contributions was the synthesizer depicted below -- the "Minimoog Model D".  This synthesizer defined the basic method that synthesists would use to create electronic music for the next 40 years. Using the original schematics, I'm learning electronics engineering one circuit at a time with the end goal being the creation of a working "Minimoog-like" synthesizer.

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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011, 11:03:55 PM »
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Here are some DIY synth projects, complete with schematics and code where applicable. All the projects here are for learning and hobby use and are strictly for NON-COMMERCIAL USE ONLY. Please respect my time in designing these circuits and code. All attempts are made to provide accurate information but some tweaking might be needed. If you have specific questions you can email me, but keep in mind that I can't answer general electronics or synth questions, and I can't sell you parts, kits, boards, or help you program your microcontroller. If you ask me these things your message will be deleted. Ask questions like this on the forums or search on Google. ...

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ElectroTechnique TSynth - Teensy 4.1 based DIY Synthesizer

Teensy 4.1 based synthesizer using PJRC Audio Board and Audio Lib
The pcb and front panel are available from with SMD 4067 multiplexers, 6N138 opto-isolator, capacitors and resistors fitted. The entire cost of parts to build TSynth will be around $99 if you buy components from the cheaper suppliers and the build time around two hours to solder.


Wavetable module / Prototype D.I.Y based on Teensy 4.1 (Future eurorack synthesizer module) [waxxmaster, 15.01.2021]
Triple wavetable oscillator :
Morphable Wavetable (32-bit WAV format,2048 samples, SERUM compatible, 128 Waves per wavetables max) loaded on microSD card. One wavetable loaded per oscillator.
6 assignable CV inputs on all parameters (-5V / +5V)
4 gates input
4 individuals audio outputs (1 per individual voice + 1 main mix)
All params are modulable (2 modulations per param using internal or CV modulation).
All modulations are "smoothable"
Width / Phase / Waveshaper / Wavefolder / Bitcrusher / Selectable filter (Moog 24db, SEM 12db, ect…) / 2DCA per voice
Mixer / Selectable filter / 2 DCA for main mix
Wavetable edition : Re-cycle, Normalize wavetables.
Hard sync between OSC
Frequency Mod / Phase Mod Capabilities between OSC
4 LFO Wavetables
Clockable via gate input
Teensy 4.1 board (600mhz CPU overclocked to 816mhz)
OLED Screen 256x64 (16 level grayscale)
16 Mb RAM for wavetables
48khz audio engine
4 endless pots (analog encoders) / 1 digital (quadrature) clickable encoder
(Direct recording, reverb has been added in post-recording)

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