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MUSIC, AMBIENCE AND SOUND ART => Music Gearheads Tech Talk => Topic started by: Castleview on May 09, 2014, 01:17:06 PM

Title: Handmade synthesizers
Post by: Castleview on May 09, 2014, 01:17:06 PM
I just got my first handmade synthesizer in the mail today. Here's a demo video from the creator of it:

Touch Synthesizer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHvhgt_kOlY#ws)

Does anybody else like to use handmade synths like this or does everybody just stick to high-end hardware analog synths and soft synths?
Title: Re: Handmade synthesizers
Post by: Horizon 1982 on May 09, 2014, 02:12:59 PM
I think these synths are a lot of fun, some reverb would do some serious drones!

Thanks for posting.

Los Bosques Sombríos I - Sonic Forest & Sylo Synth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rwCvIDBDrA#)
Title: Re: Handmade synthesizers
Post by: Ekstasis on May 09, 2014, 02:54:26 PM
looks cool..and fun..

the red stuff in the second video that is some kind of controller ?
Title: Re: Handmade synthesizers
Post by: Horizon 1982 on May 09, 2014, 03:07:49 PM
It's a sort of tone generator. It's hand made by this guy:

http://electrolobotomy.blogspot.pt/ (http://electrolobotomy.blogspot.pt/)
Title: Re: Handmade synthesizers
Post by: Castleview on May 09, 2014, 05:11:18 PM
I think these synths are a lot of fun, some reverb would do some serious drones!

Thanks for posting.

Los Bosques Sombríos I - Sonic Forest & Sylo Synth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rwCvIDBDrA#)

That was really cool. I especially liked the red instrument. That thing can create some great textures.
Title: Re: Handmade synthesizers
Post by: hdibrell on May 10, 2014, 09:02:50 AM
Those are pretty interesting synths. I've been interested in the Folktek devices,  http://folktek.com/ (http://folktek.com/) ,but they are kind of pricey. The Electric Lobotomy stuff is a lot more affordable. I may have to look into these more.
Title: Re: Handmade synthesizers
Post by: Castleview on May 11, 2014, 12:26:33 PM
Those are pretty interesting synths. I've been interested in the Folktek devices,  http://folktek.com/ (http://folktek.com/) ,but they are kind of pricey. The Electric Lobotomy stuff is a lot more affordable. I may have to look into these more.

Folktec seems awesome but yeah, definitely pricey.
Title: Re: Handmade synthesizers
Post by: LNerell on May 12, 2014, 11:56:39 AM
Most of the handmade synths I have played around with seem to be one trick ponies, which is fine if you like the one thing it does well. For me they just seem too limiting so I've never gotten any for my studio.
Title: Re: Handmade synthesizers
Post by: hdibrell on May 13, 2014, 01:09:35 PM
Most of the handmade synths I have played around with seem to be one trick ponies, which is fine if you like the one thing it does well. For me they just seem too limiting so I've never gotten any for my studio.
Yes, that and price are the two main reasons I haven't picked up any so far. I love the concept, though of alternate triggers, etc.    BTW, Loren, I just got the two pack from Projekt today of your Intention/Tree of Life releases. Can't wait to hear them.
Title: Re: Handmade synthesizers
Post by: hdibrell on May 13, 2014, 02:35:06 PM
I should have said yours and Mark's Tree of Life and Mark and Byron's Intention.
Title: Re: Handmade synthesizers
Post by: Horizon 1982 on May 31, 2014, 04:23:10 PM
Interesting:

"Micro-changes in air density" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q0eSGuDYlI#)