[sdiy] Getting Started with DIY Synths

Pete Hartman pete.hartman at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 21:49:57 CET 2020


They are generally very small SMD, so I would say probably not.

It would depend on your soldering experience.

Ptee

On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 2:31 PM Lena Kolb <lenakolb2204 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Are the Mutable Instruments Modules good for beginners. I've heard they
> are open source
>
> Mikko Helin <maohelin at gmail.com> schrieb am Mi., 11. März 2020, 19:49:
>
>> Yes, it would be a good idea to first first build a small rack with some
>> selected ready-built Eurorack modules (Doepfer, Behringer etc.) and then
>> start filling the empty space with DIY modules. It might be useful also to
>> check things like Expert Sleepers Silent Way VST (
>> https://www.expert-sleepers.co.uk/silentway.html) and find a compatible
>> audio interface (ES-3/6, https://www.expert-sleepers.co.uk/es3.html).
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 4:03 PM Florian Anwander <
>> fanwander at mnet-online.de> wrote:
>>
>>> @all Lena answered directly to me, but not to the list:
>>>
>>> Hi Lena!
>>>
>>> Here are my suggestions:
>>>
>>> Start with Eurorack modular stuff. The biggest problems for a beginner
>>> are not the electronic things, but the mechanical stuff.
>>> Also you can rely on existing working parts (housing, modules and/or the
>>> powersupply) and add your diy modules then.
>>>
>>> Start first with a kit that is delivered with PCB and parts. Thonk
>>> should be a good place to start. https://www.thonk.co.uk
>>> In my beginnings nothing made me more proud than a working device I
>>> soldered from a kit.
>>>
>>> Then you may continue with building a module on a stripboard / veroboard
>>> / breadboard pcb using a given schematic (potential sources for schematics
>>> were already named on the list). Software like VeeCad may help you to
>>> design the pcb. Sourcing the parts,  developing the layout on the
>>> stripboard and creating an own panel will be the challenging tasks here.
>>> After that you may either develop your first own circuit, or start
>>> modifying other circuits.
>>>
>>>
>>> Florian
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Am 11.03.20 um 13:15 schrieb Lena Kolb:
>>>
>>> My Knowledge is mainly musical, but I've soldered stuff a few times. No
>>> smd soldering yet.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Florian Anwander <fanwander at mnet-online.de> schrieb am Mo., 9. März
>>> 2020, 11:49:
>>>
>>>> Hi
>>>>
>>>> what knowledge do you have about synths, electronics, and/or soldering?
>>>>
>>>> It is something different whether you are musician "only" or whether
>>>> you
>>>> are skilled with soldering electronic kits like guitar pedals.
>>>>
>>>> Florian
>>>>
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