This package includes our complete Simple Synth DIY kit and access to our beginners video course - Introduction to Synth Programming on the Daisy Seed. If you want to build your own instruments, this is the perfect place to start. The course will take you through, from scratch, all the way to programming your own MiniMoog style subtractive synthesizer!
The Simple Synth DIY kit is a package full of components and two electronic boards, designed specifically for synthesizers.
The small board (Simple Fix) allows you to quickly get started and program your first synth. The large one allows you to design your very own standalone (or Eurorack) instrument. The boards are modular, so you can choose where to put knobs, faders, switches and jacks. Make it your own, and learn synthesis, programming and design skills along the way!
Simple is 21cm wide (42HP in Eurorack terms) and 11cm tall (3HP in Eurorack terms). It's a perfect size for a standalone instruments. but can also be used as a monstrous 42HP Eurorack module.
The Simple board has 80 modular sockets (footprints) where you can stick potentiometers, switches, jacks and even faders. You can connect various microcontrollers on it Daisy Seed (included), Teensy and Arduino Nano.
Included in the kit is the Simple Fix is a tiny electronic board, designed for the Daisy Seed, Teensy and Arduino Nano microcontrollers. Perfect for programming quick sketches and playing in small setups.
On the left of the board you'll find 4 modular sockets (footprints) that can hold potentiometers, trimmers, switches and jacks. On the right you'll find two additional footprints. These are normally used for audio in and out, but they can also be used for controls like the ones on the right. At the bottom right there is a small prototyping board for connecting additional circuits if needed (for example, a touch sensor (also included in this kit).
The video course - Introduction to Synth Programming on the Daisy Seed, is the perfect place for artists and musicians to get started with synth design and programming. Below is one of the lessons in the course, to give you an indication to the content and quality.
Check out the Simple Synth Manual to learn about synth design, soldering, synthesis techniques and more. This document is constantly being updated with more resources for you to learn from.
Simple synth DIY boards are compatible with the following microcontrollers 01. Daisy Seed 02. Arduino Nano 03. Teensy. Other microcontrollers might fit as well. The microcontroller slot includes 48 pads.
You can use various components on the Simple footprint. Officially, the components below are supported, but constantly see makers hack the board and add more components. It is a prototyping board, so feel free to try and experiment!
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