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Book shows you how to make analog synthesizers - Boing Boing

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Book shows you how to make analog synthesizers
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MAKE has published a cool new book, called Make: Analog Synthesizers by Ray Wilson.
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Make: Analog Synthesizers - Fox eBook

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eBook Free Download: Make: Analog Synthesizers | PDF, EPUB | ISBN: 1449345220 | 2013-05-24 | English | PutLocker

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Fox eBook's curator insight, June 14, 2013 9:11 PM

Dive hands-on into the tools, techniques, and information for making your own analog synthesizer. If you’re a musician or a hobbyist with experience in building electronic projects from kits or schematics, this do-it-yourself guide will walk you through the parts and schematics you need, and how to tailor them for your needs. Author Ray Wilson shares his decades of experience in synth-DIY, including the popular Music From Outer Space (MFOS) website and analog synth community.

At the end of the book, you’ll apply everything you’ve learned by building an analog synthesizer, using the MFOS Noise Toaster kit. You’ll also learn what it takes to create synth-DIY electronic music studio. Get started in the fun and engaging hobby of synth-DIY without delay.

With this book, you’ll learn:

The differences between analog and digital synthesizersAnalog synthesizer building blocks, including VCOs, VCFs, VCAs, and LFOsHow to tool up for synth-DIY, including electronic instruments and suggestions for home-made equipmentFoundational circuits for amplification, biasing, and signal mixingHow to work with the MFOS Noise Toaster kitSetting up a synth-DIY electronic music studio on a budgetTable of Contents

Chapter 1. What Is Synth-DIY?
Chapter 2. Tooling Up for Building Analog Synths
Chapter 3. Analog Synthesizer Building Blocks
Chapter 4. Make the Noise Toaster Analog Sound Synthesizer
Chapter 5. The Incredible Op Amp
Chapter 6. How the Noise Toaster Works
Chapter 7. Your Electronic Music Studio

Appendix A. A Field Guide to Op Amp Circuit Applications
Appendix B. The LM13700
Appendix C. Working with CMOS Logic Chips

Ricky Boardman's curator insight, January 9, 2014 12:32 PM

I'm happy to see that this information is available for anyone who wants to make their own synthesizer. This also gives the reader insight on making a budgeted synthesizer, which is useful to the average hobbyist looking to simply build their own. This is great for learning more about synthesizers because it allows you to be more hands on with the technology and learn exactly how the synthesizer works.