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cheap synth to build from kit - as a learning process? Desktop Synthesizers
Old 15th December 2010
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cheap synth to build from kit - as a learning process?

hi all,
can anyone recommend a cheap analogue synth that can be ordered in kit-form and built at home?

Interested in building my own to learn about what goes on inside an analogue synth, and also to own my first analogue synth (my outboard units are currently digital or sample-based).

My soldering experience is basic - I've soldered several dozen of my own TRS leads - so nothing overly complex to start with.


Have come across the 9700 series:
PAiA Corporation - Analog Synths, Theremins, Preamps, and More

these sound pretty interesting : )

what else is around?
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Old 15th December 2010
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Originally Posted by msl View Post

Start with their 'Weird sound generator'.
Old 17th December 2010
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+1 on the weird sound generator. Fun, easy, and you can sample it for lots of other purposes.
Old 17th December 2010
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Originally Posted by flat earth View Post
this is what I would do. digital osc, analog filter. check out the demos!
Old 17th December 2010
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Just been building my Shruthi tonight, got most of it done. The instructions are really good, it gets my vote for an easy kit. I've also got a MFOS Soundlab at 90% complete but that is a lot more fiddly with all the pots and so on mounted on a panel and lots of wiring.
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