Livid Instruments Debuts DIY ‘Builder Box’ MIDI Controller Kits


Livid Instruments has announced Builder Boxes, a series of Do-It-Yourself kits that include everything needed to build a MIDI controller.  Kits include a “Button Box” MIDI controller equipped with sixteen buttons, along with a “Fader Box” controller outfitted with eight sliders.
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DSP Synthesizers dsp-D8 PCM Drum Chip Now Shipping

dsp-d8-drum-synth-chipDeveloper Jan Ostman of DSP Synthesizers let us know that the dsp-D8 Drum Chip –  a chip for DIY drum machine projects – is now shipping.

The dsp-D8 Drum Chip features a drum kit with 8 sounds and separate trigger inputs. 6 of the sounds can be separately tuned, using 6 analog inputs 0-5v.

“This is the Drumulator or SP-12 in a single chip,” says Ostman.

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The Tine Organ

The Tine Organ is a MIDI controlled portable acoustic organ.

Although it sounds like a pipe organ in a cathedral, the sound producing mechanisms are very different. Instead of pipes and a wind chest, it uses electromagnets and steel tines to produce 20 chromatic notes, starting at middle C, with full polyphony. Continue reading

Lush Projects Intros LushOne Echo Module Kit

LushOne-Echo-ModuleLush Projects has introduced the LushOne Echo module – a DIY delay and echo effect

All key parameters can be set manually or manipulated using a control voltage. With the LushOne echo you can simulate room echoes or create space-age effects. The LushOne Echo also contains an envelope generator, which produces a control voltage based on the amplitude of the input signal. Continue reading

HexInverter Intros Orbital DIY Eurorack Step Sequencer


HexInverter has announced Orbitals – a DIY 42HP Eurorack analogue step-sequencer kit.


  • 2×8 or 1×16 step analogue sequence modes
  • bipolar output mode (on/off)
  • two modes of voltage controlled step select (details below)
  • forward, reverse, pendulum, random and voltage controlled modes
  • each sequence has a reverse input
  • sequencer A transpose input for plugging a voltage source (ie: keyboard) into for classic Moog style linear sequencing
  • internal or external clocking
  • global gate length control (per sequence)
  • sequence length control (per sequence)
  • global reset button
  • reset in per sequence
  • run switch per sequence
  • run input per sequence

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