DIY Eurorack Modules With Leaf Audio & Exploding Shed

At Superbooth 16, we talked with Manuel (Manu) Richter, who runs the LeafAudio synth DIY workshops across Europe, and also sells DIY kits via Exploding Shed.

He gave as an introduction to what they do and to the DIY modules that they have available.
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Circuit Classics Pay Tribute To Work Of Forrest M. Mims III

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Electrical engineer Star Simpson has introduced a set of new DIY projects that pay tribute to Forrest M. Mims III, author of the classic electronics DIY Radio Shack books, like Getting Started in Electronics.

The three projects feature PCBs, printed with Mims’ original circuit illustrations, and the parts to build the circuits. One of the circuits featured, above, is Mim’s Stepped-Tone Generator, a synth circuit that has gained a life of its own, as the Atari Punk Console.

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Build Your Own Roland TR-909-Inspired Drum Machine

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e-licktronic has introduced the Nava – a DIY kit to build a Roland TR-909-inspired drum machine.

According to the company – the analog circuitry of the Nava reproduces the design of the 909 and uses the original components. The sequencer, though, is redesigned ‘for a more intuitive approach to rhythmic composition’.

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