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Post by jonah » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:25 pm

I came across this site the other day. Some interesting looking projects.

http://www.milton.arachsys.com/nj71/ind ... &submenu=6

Also, modules:

http://www.milton.arachsys.com/nj71/ind ... &submenu=0

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Post by Memory_Leak » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:53 am

@ craque

Cheers for the tips on those books....grab them all from eBay...over the last month 8_)
Looking for a copy of VCO Chip Cookbook by Thomas Henry any ideas ?
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Post by stevelew » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:22 am

This is great stuff, folks, keep it coming!

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Post by thispoison » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:47 pm

Thanks for this - impossible to find this stuff out there in webland.

Needle in a haystack scenario.

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MSE / Horowitz and Hill

Post by billowing » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:14 pm

Memory_Leak wrote:@ craque

Cheers for the tips on those books....grab them all from eBay...over the last month 8_)
Looking for a copy of VCO Chip Cookbook by Thomas Henry any ideas ?
I see it's been a few months since you posted this, but if you are still looking I suggest buying the pdfs on Magic Smoke Electronics. While you're at it, get the Electronic Drum Cookbook! Circuits in both of these books are easy enough to make and experiment with a solderless breadboard, even if you are just beginning.
Also, Horowitz and Hill's "The Art of Electronics" is a great read and resource. The third edition of the book "might be coming out in late 2013".. happy soldering!

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Post by darkarena » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:09 pm

Bernie Hutchins' Electronotes remains the most indispensable resource for synth diyers everwhere. just buy everything he sells, build it all and become the next synth diy overlord.

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Post by DomMorley » Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:55 pm

eighthday42 wrote:Just found a really good source for soldering techniques. A bunch of short professional how to videos. Link below.

http://www.solder.net/technical/tips.asp
FYI that link has moved: http://www.solder.net/technical-info/so ... tip-videos
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Post by decaying.sine » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:27 pm

darkarena wrote:Bernie Hutchins' Electronotes remains the most indispensable resource for synth diyers everwhere. just buy everything he sells, build it all and become the next synth diy overlord.
File as one of the truest first posts ever!
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Post by doefat04 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:57 pm

Thanks

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Post by JT » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:17 am

Thanks for the good sites! Now I am encouraged to solder :razz:

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Post by seanpark » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:08 pm

Analog Devices has some really amazing stuff freely available on their website. You can also buy expensive paper copies if you'd like.

http://www.analog.com/library/analogdia ... books.html

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Post by ear ear » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:52 pm

Lots of useful soldering info in this thread.
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Very handy, thank you!

Post by electrony » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:44 pm

Very handy, thank you!

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Post by Lutin » Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:24 pm

So I was looking at the schematic for various clones of the Buchla 292 LPG, and I could not wrap my head around what it actually does. After a google search I found this paper on creating a digital model of it, and they included a very illuminating analysis. Graphs and everything :)

http://dafx13.nuim.ie/papers/44.dafx201 ... ion_56.pdf

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Re: DIY learning resources

Post by gelder » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:30 am

The EMS videos in the link from the OP have been broken for some time but they have recently been uploaded to youtube...

EMS 2006 -

EMS 2008 -

EMS 2010 -

EMS 2011 -

TEXTBOOK - http://musicthing.co.uk/modular/wp-cont ... H-1987.pdf

Many thanks to the people in this thread that made it happen > viewtopic.php?t=106106&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

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Post by Moog$FooL$ » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:48 am

uhh-uummm..... am i just noticing this thread for the first time? :hmm:

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Post by tapehead » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:44 am

Thanks for all the links!

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Post by LUNGS YA MUM » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:01 pm

Good job on the EMS links.
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Post by dielater » Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:21 pm

Seconded. This is an awesome thread.

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Post by JensenR30 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:33 pm

I'm sure many are aware of Ray Wilson, but I would like to bring up his book, Make: Analog Synthesizers.


This book helped me get a basic grasp of what analog synthesizers are.
A lot of his circuits make some pretty nice sounds/filtering, and they aren't too complex.
I think this book is pretty good for beginners.

Also, of course, his website, Music From Outer Space is awesome
http://musicfromouterspace.com/

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Re: DIY learning resources

Post by Cata » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:44 am

gelder wrote:The EMS videos in the link from the OP have been broken for some time but they have recently been uploaded to youtube...

EMS 2006 -

EMS 2008 -

EMS 2010 -

EMS 2011 -

TEXTBOOK - http://musicthing.co.uk/modular/wp-cont ... H-1987.pdf

Many thanks to the people in this thread that made it happen > viewtopic.php?t=106106&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
Oh man, this is fantastic! I've been looking for these for a year now!

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Post by isopropylalcohol » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:22 am

hello guys,

first post :)

I read these following websites:

http://www.tauntek.com/DIYMinimoog.htm
https://sites.google.com/site/minimoogwiki/

some weeks ago and it has been all I have been thinking about since.

thanks for the great resources in this thread, going to spend a lot of time reading and learning now I reckon

M

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Post by captjrab » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:13 pm

I'm learning DIY circuits and stumbled upon a really great iOS app called the Keysight Electronics Handbook.
Its packedwith useful info, logorithms, glossary and more. And its free.

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Post by lvn » Fri May 29, 2015 3:32 pm

Is understanding calculus vital to building your own circuits?

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