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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 What Is Synth-DIY?

    1. A Bit of Analog Synthesizer Etymology

    2. What Can I Build?

    3. How Far Can I Go?

  2. Chapter 2 Tooling Up for Building Analog Synths

    1. Instrumenting Your Workbench

    2. The Oscilloscope

    3. The Digital Multimeter (DM)

    4. Logic Probe

    5. The Bench Power Supply

    6. Some Nice-to-Haves

    7. Tips for Reliable Soldering

    8. Obtaining Electronic Components

    9. Troubleshooting Tips

  3. Chapter 3 Analog Synthesizer Building Blocks

    1. Three Configurations: Normalized, Modular, and Hybrid

    2. Voltage Control analog synthesizersvoltage control of

    3. The Voltage-Controlled Oscillator (VCO)

    4. The Voltage-Controlled Filter (VCF)

    5. The Voltage-Controlled Amplifier (VCA)

    6. The Low-Frequency Oscillator (LFO) LFO modules

    7. The Keyboard Controller

    8. The Envelope Generator (EG)

    9. The White Noise Generator

    10. The Sample and Hold (S&H)

    11. Audio and DC Signal Mixers

    12. The Ring Modulator

    13. The Voltage Sequencer

    14. Putting It All Together

  4. Chapter 4 Make the Noise Toaster Analog Sound Synthesizer

    1. Noise Toaster Block Diagram Noise Toastercomponents of MFOS Noise Toaster Noise Toaster

    2. Building the Noise Toaster

    3. Testing the Noise Toaster

  5. Chapter 5 The Incredible Op Amp

    1. Op Amps as Amplifiers

    2. Negative Feedback Demystified

    3. Op Amps as Comparators op ampsas comparators feedback resistors (RFBs)

    4. Positive Feedback (Hysteresis)

  6. Chapter 6 How the Noise Toaster Works

    1. The Noise Toaster Schematics

  7. Chapter 7 Your Electronic Music Studio

    1. Connecting a Project to Your Computer’s Sound Card

    2. Introducing Audacity Audacityintroduction

    3. Recording Exercises

  1. Appendix A Field Guide to Op Amp Circuit Applications

    1. Buffers buffers op ampsbuffers for

    2. Comparators

    3. Signal Mixing audio signal mixers op ampsaudio mixers

    4. Simple but Useful Op Amp Oscillators

    5. Digital-to-Analog Conversion Using Binarily Weighted Resistors or the R/2R Resistor Ladder

    6. Light Up Your Synth with LEDs

  2. Appendix The LM13700

    1. LM13700 Manufacturers

    2. LM13700 Chip Details

    3. Three Examples of LM13700 Circuits

    4. A Simple State-Variable VCF

    5. A Triangle-to-Sine Converter

  3. Appendix Working with CMOS Logic Chips

    1. Logic Chips in Synth-DIY

  4. Index

  5. Colophon