Cheapest modular synth ever !
Do you have a bit of time, patience and ability to solder ?
Build your own modular synthesizer module for less than fifteen dollars.
Elsa Ferreira posted an article about a small community of peoples, the Glasgow Make Some Noise group, who reunite to build electronic music instruments.
In this article, they build a basic modular synth with a VCO, a VCF and a VCA controlled by a simple AR envelope generator.
Cult popularity of analogue synthesizers means that stocks are decreasing even as the prices go up. An internet community of DIY synth-makers (SDiY), took the matter in hand and uploaded the diagrams and instructions for the construction of home made devices, ranging from the simple to the highly complex.
In Glasgow, this community have gone AFK (Away From Keyboard) and joined the group Glasgow Make Some Noise, founded by Rob Spencer, an ex military electronics enthusiast. Each week, these SDiYers converge at Shoogle Studios, a school for electronic music producers, and construct music machines accompanied by a soundtrack of strange background music.
A very nice initiative !
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