The Breadboard TS

April 21, 2017

What do you get if you pair the mini-TS with a 830-point breadboard?

A truley DIY synth experimental kit that is 100% modular. Build it any way you want.

The mini-TS assists you with a keyboard that generates 1v/octave CV and Gate, MIDI and a square wave oscillator and you are free to breadboard your synth ideas at your will.

Works great with any of the chips from http://www.dspsynth.eu but also with any other chips.

The power is short circuit protected and wont brake anything if you make a mistake.

Feel free to connect up any of your ideas for instant playing.

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Follow the mini-TS project

April 15, 2017

You find it in the menu to the right.

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Testing the mini-TS board

April 13, 2017

Running the display with the Adafruit SSD1306 library.

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The mini-TS project page is active

April 13, 2017

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You’ll find it in the menu to the right.

The project is now also up on Indiegogo

mini-TS PCB now available

April 12, 2017

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Get the PCB and join the DIY build from start.

Order the mini-TS PCB $29

Order the mini-TS PCB + Chip $59

Order the mini-TS Kit $79

Order the mini-TS Prebuilt $99

The same PCB can be built in 3 configurations:

The CV keyboard config
The simplest config is for using it just as a CV/Gate keyboard for modular gear. This mode is selected by shorting Pin17 and Pin18 on the chip.

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The WASP config
This config uses CV/Gate/MIDI-IO and 6 external potentiometers for a WASP style synthesizer. This mode is selected by shorting Pin18 and Pin19 on the chip. This is the same config the Tiny-TS uses.

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The full config
This uses a rotary encoder and a 128×32 OLED for synth parameter entry. It also has 2 CV inputs on the TRS jack rings and MIDI-IO.

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mini-TS preorders

April 8, 2017

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For those of you that signed up on the mini-TS preorder list, I’ll contact you within a week to get specs of what you want.

PCB, Kit or Prebuilt.

There are still spots remaining on the preorder list

Preorder the mini-TS $1
(The $1 will be repaid on delivery)

Thanks.

mini-TS – 2 Octave Touch Synthesizer

April 3, 2017

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The Tiny-TS got bigger!
Say hello to the pocket WASP.

It now features a 2 octave touch keyboard in 165x65mm.

Still the same great synth engine, CV/Gate output and now also added MIDI IN/OUT.

The mini-TS can be built in a number of configurations  depending on if you want to use it as a synth, CV controller or MIDI controller.

Featuring:
Clickable rotary encoder and 128×32 graphic OLED display for parameter entry.
3.5mm Stereo jack audio output.
3.5mm Stereo Jack for CV 1volt/octave output and 1 CV input.
3.5mm Stereo jack for Gate output and 1 CV input.
PCB pads for MIDI Rx & Tx signals.
(The stereojacks are TRS-type so the CV inputs are on the ring.)

It will be open-source just like the Tiny-TS.

Coming at end of April.

Estimated pricing:
PCB only $29
Full kit $79
Prebuilt $99

Make sure you get one by booking on the preorder list.

Preorder the mini-TS $1
(The $1 will be repaid on delivery)

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Micro-TS Spring offer

March 16, 2017

During this week you can have the Micro-TS PCB + Chip for only $25.
It is easy to build and great as a first DIY synth.

Order the Micro-TS PCB + Chip $25

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DSP Synthesizers – Chips for DIY

March 8, 2017

If you want synth chips for your DIY projects, the DSP Synthesizers site is a goldmine.

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At http://www.dspsynth.eu you’ll find oscillator, drum and many other chips for your projects.

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The Micro-TS – Keyfob Touch Synthesizer

February 28, 2017

If you think the Tiny-TS is small then think again.

The Micro-TS is keyfob sized, 61x41mm but still features the same specs as the Tiny-TS.

It runs on 3V so a CR2016 button cell works just fine.
The analog knobs have a trim potentiometer footprint.
Output is a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack.

It still has CV/Gate outputs but they are just pads on the PCB edge.

Only 50 available in the first batch.

Order the Micro-TS PCB $20

Order the Micro-TS PCB+Chip $40

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