D.I.Y. Question:

Discussions about anything analog, digital, MIDI, synth technology, techniques, theories and more.
Post Reply
User avatar
Supporting Member!
Supporting Member!
Posts: 2611
Joined: Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:00 pm
Real name: bill
Gear: keepers:
Kurzweil K2500x
Ensoniq TS-12
Yamaha SY-99
Alesis QS-8
Roland JD-800
Roland JX-10
Akai AX-80
Ensoniq SQ-80
Korg DSS-1
Moog Mini
Location: kentucky hills

D.I.Y. Question:

Post by rhino » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:43 pm

Anybody done any building with the PIC-based VCDO (voltage controled digital oscillator) chips from Electric Druid?
Looks like a great starting point for a DIY synth.

When the wise man points to the stars, the fool looks at the finger.
- Confucius

User avatar
Synth Explorer
Synth Explorer
Posts: 2164
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:03 pm
Gear: A hybrid of vintage and modern junk
Band: Variar
Location: Pgh, PA

Re: D.I.Y. Question:

Post by Jabberwalky » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:45 pm

I haven't tried it, but I was tipped on these a couple of months ago. I definitely want to built a custom wavetable synth, and here is the OSC all on a chip! Very versatile.

User avatar
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 879
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:16 pm
Real name: Kirk
Gear: Fairlight IIx(!), JP-8, D-50, S-50+550, S-760, JX-3P, JD-800, EII, Emax II, Mini, ARP 2600, P-5 Rev.1, Pro-One, Performer, K1m, K5m, few other things.
Location: pdx

Re: D.I.Y. Question:

Post by synthroom » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:00 pm

THat's a cool website - there's a lot of good info jammed into those pages.
Fairlight IIx (Mid-Life Crisis - cheaper than a Corvette!)
Roland JP-8, D-50, S-50, S-550(2x), S-760(2x), JX-3P, JD-800
EII, Emax II, Minimoog, ARP 2600, P-5 Rev.1 (broken...), Pro-One, Crumar Performer, K1m, K5m, MS-2000B, Virus KC, a few other things.

Posts: 37
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:41 am
Real name: Kevin
Gear: Jupiter 6, Juno 106, MKS-50, DX7, TX81Z, Emulator II (dead), DPX-1, EPS 16 Plus, x0xb0x, Shruthi, TR-707, 9090, MIDIbox MB6582, MIDIbox Seq V4

Re: D.I.Y. Question:

Post by gslug » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:52 pm

Thanks for posting this. As synthroom said, what a useful website. I haven't done any DIY in a while, though the TTSH is on the cards. The info on electricdruid has the potential to keep my soldering iron busy for quite a while...

Post Reply