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Re: OT cheap modular synths

Hey Mark,

Would you be willing to post pictures of your DIY modular system? Sounds cool!

On Sat, Dec 17, 2016 at 1:49 PM, mark francombe <markfrancombe@gmail.com> wrote:

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> On 17 Dec 2016, at 17:27, Michał Wiernowolski <mihalw@gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry Mattia, cheap modular synths do not exist.

Im sorry, but i would have to disagree. I have a pretty huge moduler Synth, but it cost me very little, compared to what it does, and whats its comprised of. However, it is true to say that opning a moduler is an addiction, and AS such, the regular freding of that addiction, will become expensive In time. Now you can go and but moduler such as that sexy little Make Noise one someone posted ( make noise being one of the more expensive module manufacturers by the way) or you do it another way.
Now, if you are thinking/saying, i dont have the skills for soldering and Electronics, let me say one thing... forget modular now... you always be re-wiring power supplies, checking voltages with multi-meters and thats half the fun of modular. But let me say, you have the skill, its not hard... a few tools, a few tests, and alot of YouTube tutorials, anyone can build a modular synth nowadays... and... the best bit... its dirt cheap!
First you need a power supply, this you Get from china, or eBay... ill post links if you are interested... 20bucks... then you look around for kits... again... links if you want them... at first i would stick to through Hole component kits, and pick simple things first... look for "Panel / pcb" kits which sometimes have inkluded burnt chips. so how much are we takling... well of coursehe skys the limit, but if On a budget, you can pick up a panel for 10, and pcb for 5, all the components for 7. From pricy places like Grayscale (who make lovely panels) maybe 25 or 30 for a panel for one module.
to of course have to make a box, do a little woodwork... but those lovely swedes IKEA made a handy bedside table called RAST that fits the bill wonderfully... Google rast modding.

I realise that you will tale the sensible avvise of the others on this list and by a mini ms20... and sq01 OK fine.... no problem all you want to do is on the run by pink floyd... but a bit like looping, a modular can change your Life, and is not something to be afraid of...
One question... how understanding is the wife?