Yes thats right! Anyone can build the 555 timer LFO… and to prove it, I let my 8 year old daughter do it! This was Elly’s first time soldering and she enjoyed it immensely (even with a minor mishap!) If she can jump on the Synth DIY horse, SO CAN YOU!
The 555 Timer Oscillator from Synthrotek will be a modulation source for our upcoming Delay Dev kit circuit. (and other circuits as we will keep this modular!)
the Idea is to use this to modulate the rate of the delay board.
For this project, we won’t be hooking up power just yet as I plan on daisy chaining the power off of another circuit first.
we also will not solder on the attenuator just yet as we will be using wire so that we can place the board more efficiently inside of the case. You can buy the 555 Timer LFO HERE—> Synthrotek Store it’s only $15.
100% Analog Audio Signal Path
Steiner-Parker 2 pole Multimode Filter (Low Pass, Band Pass, High Pass)
Analog Voltage Controlled Oscillator
Oscillator Mixer (Overtone, Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, audio in (on rear panel))
‘Overtone’ sub oscillator/5th generator
Signal Enhancers :
Pulse Width Modulation
Ultrasaw generating fat sawtooth waveforms
Metalizer bringing extreme harmonics
Brute Factor™ delivering saturation and rich harmonics
LFO with 3 waveforms (Sine, Sawtooth, Square)
LFO clock syncable to Arpeggiator (Arpeg, or free).
ADSR Envelope Generator
Keyboard Tracking on the VCF Cutoff
25 note minikey keyboard
Mod Wheel (assignable to Cutoff, or LFO amount)
Pitch Wheel (with selectable bend range via software)
Octave selector from -2 to +2 octaves
External Analog Audio Input
CV In jacks: Pitch, Filter, sub-harmonics, pulse width, metalizer, saw animator
CV Out jacks: pitch, envelope, LFO
MIDI Inwith 5 pin DIN connector
USB MIDI In/Out
1/4” Audio Output and 1/8” Headphone Output
Full Function step sequencer :
up to 64 steps per memory
step divisions (via software)
trigger modes (via software)
Steel bottom panel
12V DC 1A power supply
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