Now that it is winter and I'm kept mostly inside, I focus more on music and my music machines! I've been patiently saving for a while and finally was able to pull the trigger on an amazing DIY synthesizer build project, the TTSH by The Human Comparator out of Sweden. TTSH stands for Two-Thousand Six-Hundred, a clone project (73% of original size) of the ARP 2600 classic semi-modular synthesizer of the 1970s. Alan R Pearlman was a US-based competitor of Robert Moog and made some amazing instruments (remember the alien scene of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, that was an ARP Synthesizer!).
This is the largest DIY project I've taken on, there maybe 1000+ parts to install and then circuits to calibrate using tools like the volt meter and oscilloscope. The kit came with the front face plate and Printed Circuit Boards and shipped in an amazing printed box! The parts I had to procure separately.
I'll planning to keep a blog on this build and have several steps already done. The first day was just getting organized, getting all the parts separated and ordered for easy finding. That took about 3 hours. The second day was to install the power supply and calibrate it to +/- 15vdc. Next up is the oscillators. Stay tuned of updates as I continue work on this project!
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