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Building Hardware synths/noise makers: Books? Sites? PDFs, YouTube tutorials?

Anything about hardware musical instruments.

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abstractcats
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Postby abstractcats; Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:40 am Building Hardware synths/noise makers: Books? Sites? PDFs, YouTube tutorials?

Hardware synths/noise makers-How To?: Books? Sites? PDFs, YouTube tutorials?

What kind of electronics knowledge, is needed?

Thanks very much :)
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Postby Shy; Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:05 pm Re: Hardware synths/noise makers-How To?: Books? Sites? PDFs, YouTube tutorials?

If you mean synth usage tutorials, there are many, but I think Roland's "A Foundation for Electronic Music" and "Practical Synthesis for Electronic Music" are especially nice, despite some overgeneralized and silly stuff. Download (by Analog Industries).

You can find a lot of technical / electronics info on the electro-music.com forum.
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Postby abstractcats; Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:28 am Re: Hardware synths/noise makers-How To?: Books? Sites? PDFs, YouTube tutorials?

Shy wrote:If you mean synth usage tutorials, there are many, but I think Roland's "A Foundation for Electronic Music" and "Practical Synthesis for Electronic Music" are especially nice, despite some overgeneralized and silly stuff. [url=<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">http://www.smg.org/stuff/The_Synthesizer.zip</span>]Download[/url] (by [url=<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">http://www.analogindustries.com/b1764</span>/]Analog Industries[/url]).

You can find a lot of technical / electronics info on the [url=<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">http://electro-music.com/forum</span>/]<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">electro-music.com</span> forum[/url].


Thanks. That should be helpful too. But I mean, building hardware synths. sorry, bad thread title. :oops:
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Postby whyterabbyt; Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:44 am Re: Building Hardware synths/noise makers: Books? Sites? PDFs, YouTube tutorials?

abstractcats wrote:Hardware synths/noise makers-How To?: Books? Sites? PDFs, YouTube tutorials?

What kind of electronics knowledge, is needed?

Thanks very much :)


Muffwiggler's forum DIY section
Electro-music forum's DIY section
Music From Outer Space (MFOS) website
Catgirl Synths website
http://www.sdiy.info/w/Main_Page

Books

Handmade Electronic Music : Nic Collins (expanded on lecture notes found as PDF here : http://www.nicolascollins.com/texts/ori ... manual.pdf)
Make : Analog Synthesisers (by Ray Wilson of MFOS)
various books by Thomas Henry

plus other stuff on this list:

http://www.sdiy.info/w/Books

the 'daddy' of resources : 40 years of synth design notes

http://electronotes.netfirms.com/

As for electronics : following Nic Collins book gives a good starting point for basic skills. Simpler kits might also be a good start (eg guitar pedal or Atari Punk Console type stuff); ideally they only really require the ability to solder.
Platt's Make : Electronics seems a decent enough theory/practical book on electronics.
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Postby mztk; Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:31 am Re: Building Hardware synths/noise makers: Books? Sites? PDFs, YouTube tutorials?

Yusynth site was very good when i last visited. he's th guy who did the
analogue section of micro/minibrute. loads of schems and pcb layouts.

if you can get hold of the EFM documentation, there's a lot there too,
precedes Yusynth, so the first is probably a good perspective.

http://yusynth.net/index_en.php

oh he seems to have taken down his yusynth stuff, unlss you can dig it
up there. more links though.
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Postby Kriminal; Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:59 am Re: Building Hardware synths/noise makers: Books? Sites? PDFs, YouTube tutorials?

There's a DIY forum here that should give you more info.

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