[sdiy] Getting Started with DIY Synths

ShedSynth shedsynth at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 17:01:12 CET 2020

Hi Lena.

My personal start 2 years ago was an Arduino microcontroller to output a
square wave using the tone() function.

If you go that route, the book "Arduino for Musicians" by Brent Edstrom was


The first filter I built was this:


It works surprisingly well for something so simple, and is happy on either
the single 9V shown or +/-12V dual rail.


I use perfboard with single plated-through holes and make wire connections
between every component.

Here's an early example:



Have fun, whatever you do.




From: Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org] On Behalf Of Lena
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Hello, I'm completely new to this complete topic of DIY Synthesizers. Does
anyone has some tips for getting started 

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