Here you’ll find all the info related to The Rad-Fi System and DIY synthesis in general.
Intro to DIY synthesis – Getting started making your own nosie creations.
Analog guide – Learn about how the analog portions of the Rad-Fi kits work and design your own oscillators.
Arduino guide – Info on the digital part of the circuits and how to hack them.
How to use a breadboard
Rad-Fi Delay 1.5 (2020)
Rad-Fi Glitch Delay – BLR02 (2015)
Rad-Fi Patchable Synth – BLR03 (2015)
The following breadboard kits were designed for “Austin Week” In Angers, France.
NOISE 1 Simple light controlled analog noise maker
Instructions en Français
Schematics – Basic, Mod 1, Mod 2
Synth Seq Patchable analog synthesizer with digital sequencer
This kit combines a simple version of an analog voltage controlled oscillator that you might find in a modular synth along with with a digital, Arduino powered sequencer. The result is a synthesizer that allows you to patch different modulation sources and expand on your own.
Make sure of the pinout of your 78l05 before building this. In these instructiosn the output is pin 3 while others might differ.
Instructions en français
Analog DIY resources:
Forrest Mims Engineer’s Notebook – Mims’s books are the doorway into DIY electronics for a lot of people since the 70s.
He invented the stepped tone generator, aka the atari punk console, one of the most popular noise kits, he’s still active and we’re still drawing inspiration from his writings.
Craig Anderton’s Electronic Projects for Musicians is another classic.
Hackaday’s “Books you should read: Basic electronics”
Doepfer A-100 DIY
Hackaday’s “Logic Noise” series.
Tim Escobedo’s Circuit Snippets – Simple guitar effect circuits that have inspired many many people.
Code and more:
I made this “Bleep Wiki” to hold random bits of info from my dadageek Arduino classes. All the code and notes from those classes are in my github.
The Arduino site has links to good beginner guides.
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