Make: Analog Synthesizers
Make Electronic Sounds the Synth-DIY Way
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc
Final Release Date: May 2013
Pages: 184

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 synthesizers
  • Analog synthesizer building blocks, including VCOs, VCFs, VCAs, and LFOs
  • How to tool up for synth-DIY, including electronic instruments and suggestions for home-made equipment
  • Foundational circuits for amplification, biasing, and signal mixing
  • How to work with the MFOS Noise Toaster kit
  • Setting up a synth-DIY electronic music studio on a budget
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    5.0

    Excellent book for building a Synth for

    By D on the keys

    from Racine, WI

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    Comments about oreilly Make: Analog Synthesizers:

    A perfect reference on the original analog synths and design. I'll be starting my system using this book for doing what would cost thousnds of dollars otherwise. Mant thanks to the Author and O'Riley for providing this excellent book!

     
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    Great book for newbies

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      Comments about oreilly Make: Analog Synthesizers:

      Very good starter book, I totally recommend this book, pretty error free, I found it very informative and instructive, well laid out and pretty easy to understand, a great book for using as a reference book as well as many IC's and transistor are very well documented, well written and researched.

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      Wisdom for the authors experience

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        Comments about oreilly Make: Analog Synthesizers:

        This a great guide for the new kid on the block for DIY analog synthesizers. Even the seasoned pro is likely to pick up a lot of good ideas in this book. It is clear that the authors many years of experience and well rounded presentation should help the reader with a giant step forward
        in understanding and doing our own DIY analog synthesizers. I got my e-book version last week and will also soon be getting my hard copy.

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