Synth-DIY Central

Welcome to Synth-DIY Central, the heart of the Synth-DIY community! If you're passionate about synthesizer electronics and the art of crafting your own musical instruments, you've found your digital home. Since 1995, we've been fostering a vibrant community of enthusiasts, builders, and innovators, and we're thrilled to have you join us on this sonic journey.

What We Offer:

Synth-DIY Mailing List:

Join our Synth-DIY mailing list, the beating heart of our community. Engage in conversations about synthesizer electronics, whether you're delving into analog, digital, or DSP-based realms. From modulars to voltage-controlled oscillators, filters, ring modulators, and beyond, our list is your platform to discuss, share, and learn.

In-Depth Discussions:

Expect deep dives into topics like heated dual transistors for the ultimate expo converter – no subject is too niche for our passionate community. Engage in insightful conversations that push the boundaries of synthesizer craftsmanship.


Dive into the rich history of Synth-DIY discussions with our mailing lists and archives. Explore many hundreds of thousands of messages, dating back to the early days of our community. It's a treasure trove of insights, troubleshootingtips, and collaborative problem-solving.

Also discover our Yahoo! Groups Archives. At Synth-DIY Central, we proudly host a trove of archives from the now-defunct Yahoo! Groups, preserving the invaluable discussions and knowledge shared by the eGroups and Yahoo! community over the years.

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Unlock the Synth-DIY Vault: Explore with our powerful search engine. Precision searches, filtering options, intuitive interface, all this makes navigating through search results a breeze. Spend less time searching and more time immersing yourself in the wealth of knowledge at your fingertips.

Community Guidelines:

We believe in maintaining a positive and respectful atmosphere. Abuse, disputes, and inappropriate language are not tolerated. Synth-DIY Central is a space for creative collaboration, so let's keep it focused on our shared passion. Leave politics and religion at the door; we're here to unite through the love of building synthesizers.

Join us, and let's amplify the Synth-DIY experience together. Whether you're a seasoned builder or just starting, Synth-DIY Central is your hub for inspiration, knowledge, and a harmonious community. Let the sound exploration begin!

Subscribing / Unsubscribing

To subscribe to the Synth-DIY mailing list point your browser to: and follow instructions. To unsubscribe or manage your subscription go to:

To send a message to the Synth-DIY list send a mail to: Note however that you must be subscribed before you are allowed to send messages.

The list is not intended for 'gear for-sale' messages or price lists. A companion mailing list called Marketplace is available for trading/selling/buying Synth-DIY related material.

Similarly, to subscribe to Marketplace point your browser to: To manage your subscription go to: To send a message to that list send a mail to:


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Where are we?

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