|This project is fun for someone with intermediate to advanced electronics skills who wants to make cool sounds. It makes a great first synth project but is interesting enough for the seasoned synth-diyer too.
The board includes 1V/oct scale adjustment trimmers for the oscillators You will get a couple (maybe three) octaves of in tune scale. If you have a sampler you can use this unit as an analog synth sound source to make excellent samples with.
Some of the wiring is done on the chassis but the drawing I have included will make it very easy for you to do a neat job while you build it.
|Model||Sound Lab Mini-Synth|
|LFO||1 Saw Up, Saw Down, Square, Triangle|
|Engine Detailed||2 VCO, Pulse, Pulse Variable, Saw Down, Square|
|Filter (VCF)||1 12dB Slope (2-pole), Low Pass, Resonance|
|Envelope (VCA)||1 Attack, Decay, Looping|
||Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
||Voltage Controlled Oscillator
||Digital Controlled Oscillator
||Low Frequency Oscillator
||Voltage Controlled Filter
||Voltage Controlled Amplifier
||As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key.
||Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
|Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.