TSynth is a DIY Teensy MCU based polyphonic synthesizer you build yourselfDesigned by ElectroTechnique in South Korea
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TSynth - Teensy 3.6 MCU based DIY polyphonic synthesizer TSynth is a low cost, highly capable, six note polyphonic synthesizer that you build yourself. It can store and recall patches, and is contr...Read More…
TSynth is a low cost, highly capable, six note polyphonic synthesizer that you build yourself. It can store and recall patches, and is controllable via the front panel or MIDI (CC, patch recall, pitch bend and modulation wheel.) It can accept MIDI via a USB Host port (plug your MIDI Class Compliant keyboard directly in), USB Client (appears as a MIDI device on a computer for your DAW) and classic MIDI 5 pin DIN.
You are buying the following, as seen in the pictures:
The front panel (the red PCB)
The main PCB with SMD components already soldered: two 4067 multiplexers, 6N138 based MIDI In opto-coupler and all resistors and capacitors (the green PCB)
A 3D printed standoff for the display (the small black plastic part)
You need to buy the rest of the components (Teensy 3.6, Audio Board, 33 potentiometers, encoder, 7 buttons, display, connectors...) and anything you want to make the enclosure, yourself.
The open source code, build guide and plans for the enclosure are all available.
Please read the Build Guide before you purchase! Although it isn't particularly challenging to solder and build (two hours), this is not suitable as a first project. Also you need to satisfy yourself that you can buy the rest of the components needed to complete it. These are very common or easily available from various global sources, however and the total cost of components is aimed at $99. You also need to make an enclosure - laser cut / 3D printed case plans are available from the website.
You will be surprised at the range of sounds and the capabilities of TSynth! It is all running from one ARM Cortex M4F MCU running at 180MHz (or overclocked) and in use, you will find it works reliably with the firmware supplied by ElectroTechnique. It's features rival many more expensive desktop synths, but remember it is supposed to be a fun build using just one microcontroller and not an alternative.
Six note polyphony, two oscillators, versatile PWM, noise, pitch envelope, unison, variable filter, two LFOs for pitch and filter, two envelopes generators, stereo chorus/ensemble, patch save and recall, USB digital audio...... A long list of features is available from the website electrotechnique.cc The code and build plans are open source.
The Teensy 4.1 was recently released. It is much the same form-factor as the T3.6, however it will NOT simply replace the T3.6 on the current PCB. An updated revision of the main PCB and accompanying firmware will be available later this year. The only real advantage at the moment is more polyphony and probably quicker note on response time. I'm hoping for some contributions from users to improve it!
Sorry about the cost, I'm not happy either. I'm trying to find a suitable alternative.
These countries are the only ones I can currently ship to:
JAPAN HONG KONG CHINA LUXEMBOURG SINGAPORE MALAYSIA
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