[sdiy] Synth Electronics

Paulo Constantino pconst167 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 9 14:17:56 CEST 2024


Where did you work Scott?



On Tue, 9 Apr 2024, 13:00 Scott Bernardi, <scottbernardi55 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I would disagree that Electronotes was only for beginners. I was an analog
> IC designer many years ago (Precision Monolithics) and I found Electronotes
> to be invaluable.
> Just because you know IC design doesn't mean you know how to build/design
> analog synth circuits.
> Like I used to get asked, "Oh, you have a degree in electronics? Can you
> fix my TV?"
> Uh, no.
>
> On Mon, Apr 8, 2024, 11:51 PM Roman Sowa via Synth-diy <
> synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
>
>> You're an IC design engineer and your asking for Electronotes? Which I
>> believe was destined for begginer amateurs?
>> I always thought IC design was the top of the top of electronic design,
>> so you already know it all anyway.
>> BTW you don't need advanced analog circuitry for a synth. Advanced
>> starts above 1GHz. Most of it is DC.
>>
>> IMHO you are approaching it from the wrong side. If getting rich with
>> super synth is your starting point you might look closer to Uli
>> Behringer career and follow this path.
>>
>> Read the books that were already mentioned, but they cover what you
>> already had in school (or not, I don't know what they teach today). But
>> most of all, utilize the enthusiasm that you undoubtfully express, to
>> make any basic small synth. Don't be affraid to do it wrong, try
>> different ideas, and do it quick. You will learn a lot making it, so
>> next one will be 10x better. By the time you gain all the expertise to
>> make a supersynth, you may become a grumpy old guy who doesn't give a
>> damn about synths anymore.
>>
>> Roman
>>
>> W dniu 2024-04-09 o 04:00, Paulo Constantino via Synth-diy pisze:
>> > Does anyone know where I can find a copy of Electronotes? They seem
>> > rare on the internet...
>> >
>> > On Tue, Apr 9, 2024 at 12:39 AM Pete Hartman <pete.hartman at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >     On Mon, Apr 8, 2024 at 5:54 PM Paulo Constantino via Synth-diy
>> >     <synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
>> >
>> >         Hi all,
>> >
>> >         I want to build an analog synth from scratch. I currently work
>> >         as a digital IC design engineer at a semiconductor company and
>> >         I have good knowledge in analog circuit design, but I'm not
>> >         that good at advanced analog circuitry.
>> >
>> >         Can anyone recommend me a book or some tutorial on synth
>> >         electronics?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >     This is a perennial topic.  I'm sure there are good things in the
>> >     archive:
>> >     https://synth-diy.org/ (about half way down the page are the
>> >     archive links)
>> >
>> >     If you can find a copy, Electronotes taught a lot of folks here
>> >     the foundations of what they know, and worked out and explained a
>> >     lot of what is considered standard now.  Unfortunately they're no
>> >     longer available from Bernie (and please, list members, let's not
>> >     turn this into another debate about that topic), so you will have
>> >     to find someone who is selling their copies.  Join the sister list
>> >     marketplace at synth-diy.org for your best shot at this.
>> >
>> >     A lot of folks will recommend _Make: Analog Synthesizers_ by the
>> >     late Ray Wilson, whose website is still available here:
>> >     https://musicfromouterspace.com/
>> >
>> >     I learned a lot from several books by Thomas Henry which are
>> >     available at lulu.com <http://lulu.com>
>> >
>> >     https://electro-music.com/forum/ has a lot of discussion and lots
>> >     of contributions by various folks with "names" in this area, as
>> >     well as a wiki containing a lot of circuits.  You'll find
>> >     recommended websites to look into such as https://yusynth.net/
>> >     https://ijfritz.byethost4.com/ https://www.schmitzbits.de/ and a
>> >     ton of other discussion. https://modwiggler.com has some fora that
>> >     also cover this sort of thing, but there are lots of other topics
>> >     there too, like discussions of the latest gear from the major
>> >     manufacturers etc etc.  Some of that goes on on E-M as well but
>> >     modwiggler has been the main hub for that for a while now.  It's
>> >     all background that would be good to have even if not directly
>> >     about the electronics.
>> >
>> >     Dr Aaron Lanterman has kindly made his Georgia Tech course "Analog
>> >     Circuits for Music Synthesis", which covers a lot of the common
>> >     blocks that a lot of analog synths/modules use as standard,
>> >     available on youtube.
>> >
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYk8r3QlNi8&list=PLOunECWxELQS5bMdWo9VhmZtsCjhjYNcV
>> >     <
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYk8r3QlNi8&list=PLOunECWxELQS5bMdWo9VhmZtsCjhjYNcV
>> >
>> >
>> >     And there is some very good advice from Paul Schrieber of
>> >     Synthesis Technology here, about things which aren't usually given
>> >     much thought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBGyEBQnIws
>> >
>> >     As for getting rich :) I think Paul S has some relevant commentary
>> >     about that as well which should be findable in the archive.
>> >
>> >     Pete
>> >
>> >
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