CMOS Synthesizer Project
I'm taking a summer class called Systems, or more popularly, "Hacking Everyday Objects". I felt I needed to get back into the lab, and actually build stuff.
My project (now approaching completion) is a compact rhythmic synthesizer, based on circuits and concepts from Nicolas Collin's book "Handmade Electronic Music".
Here's a picture:
My original plan was to build it into a surplus Sony professional tape deck, but I decided I didn't really know enough to do more than just use it as a case. Instead I'm using the enclosure from an old Iomega CD-ROM drive.
I'll post recordings of sample output. It sounds interesting - using only a few simple chips, it generates elaborate polyrhythmic structures.