NEW! PICSynth bass pedal
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A real analog synthesizer to build using easy to get components, capable of a wide range of sounds.
The two oscillators can be detuned for that classic synth sound.
Picture of whole circuit
How to build the VCF/VCA step by step
Layout for waveshaper
Layout for picboard
More pictures and descriptions
PICsynth V4 Datasheet
Aims of the project
Parts List ($100)
Notes on keyboards
BLOG - keep up to date on latest ideas
PIC based midi controller project
How to expand the PICSynth etc for more advanced constructors:
Triangular square waveshaper
Pulse Width Modulation
Oscillator modulate filter
Monotron Delay including resonance mod
Older veroboard layouts and V1 schematics
The custom programmed PIC chip is available for $22 US including postage and packing anywhere in the world (I live in New Zealand). Some chips I posted to Europe took 10 days to get there via air mail as an example.
The PICSynth chip is for non-commercial, home use only. It will not be available for resale.
Email email@example.com for any enquires. Have fun ! Kevin.
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Page last updated 10 March 2012