If you fancy building your very own open source DIY touch synthesiser you might be interested in a new hardware kit called the Tiny-TS which has been created by Jan Ostman.
The Tiny TS takes the form of a credit card sized player measuring just 100 x 65mm in size and is a fully open-sourced synthesiser with a 1-octave capacitive touch keyboard.
Check out the demonstration video below to learn more about the sounds and construction of this pocket sized synthesiser, which has taken to Kickstarter this week to raise the funds it requires to go into production.
The synthesizer parameter knobs includes: DCO: Coarse pitch and Double. The CV out follows the keyboard and coarse pitch. DCF: Filter peak and ENVmod. ENV: Attack and Release affecting amplitude. It has Audio/CV/Gate outputs and 6 synth parameter dials. The CV’s output 1V/oct and Gate from the keyboard.
The synthesis method is “Resonant Peak Modeling”. It modifies 2 sine waves to simulate a resonant low-pass filter. This is similar to FM synthesis. It runs from 6 – 12v (9v battery) but can run down to 3v as well but the CV 1v/oct output is dependent on a 5v supply to the chip.
For more details and to make a pledge jump over to Kickstarter via the link below.
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