[sdiy] History of SDIY?
paula at synth.net
paula at synth.net
Wed May 30 19:18:24 CEST 2018
On 2018-05-30 15:38, Terry Shultz wrote:
> I have always believed that “Imitation is the greatest form of
> When I joined this list of subscribers, my motives were to share what
> small nuggets I learned along the way. To promote the need to create
> even if it had already been done.
> I find it interesting that some of this email chain is trying to
> define what is DIY?
> I get a sense of camaraderie from exchanging ideas, supplier info, new
> releases of code all to be part of the DIY energy.
> Hopefully no one ever feels that they are excluded because they are
> recreating past products.
> DIY reminds me more of the HotRod guys. Take an old 1932 coupe and
> make it a different type of car, still to give satisfaction at the end
> I would rather the Synth DIY show more customized projects sure, but
> it does not mean that they are any less of a self expression.
> Gender should never be a requirement nor age either.
> I would love to see more group buys and support of each other with
> marketing of salable projects to help the financially strapped kids
> that would like to join in.
> Sorry if I am ranting here, but I have been building audio product for
> over 40 years and feel compelled to help others rather than oppress
> fine minds.
> My rant would be better if I had more coffee, so if I may help anyone,
> please ask and I will try to advise or at least listen to your design
> best audio to all,
>> On May 30, 2018, at 7:13 AM, paula at synth.net wrote:
>> nor me by this, and others definition of DIY as I make my own stuff
>> and I do software as well as hardware and I hope to sell things.
>> On 2018-05-30 14:58, Ian Fritz wrote:
>>> Well then, guess I'm not a DIYer. Should I drop off the list,
>>>> On May 30, 2018, at 7:41 AM, Florian Anwander
>>>> <fanwander at mnet-online.de> wrote:
>>>> Hello Paula
>>>>> you're saying it's only DIY if you build something which already
>>>> Yes. That is what makes DIY different from inventing or research and
>>>> development. In my definition(*) DIY is achieving the invention or
>>>> idea of someone else by your own means. DIY never invents something.
>>>> DIYer may adopt someone others invention for his needs. So building
>>>> module that does not exist as a buyable product, but using existing
>>>> ideas (lets say a two-VCF Module with crossmodulation) is DIY,
>>>> the VCF already has been invented.
>>>> On the other hand: many topics discussed here in this list are
>>>> this definition of DIY. And of course they are, as many of you
>>>> crossed the border of synth-DIY and became hardware developers.
>>>> (*) one has to know, that in German "DIY" is a loanword from
>>>> which is used here since the 70s (there was a magazin "Selbermachen"
>>>> which established it), and it is definitely used in German in the
>>>> I describe.
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