I have had experience in the past with a very elegant and large E-MU modular system, and it has influenced me greatly in terms of my ideals for synthesizer module design. I worked in an electronic music studio for years, using this system and interfacing it to a variety of other machines to create a 16 voice polyphonic monster. This experience taught me how to create a personal and unique modular synthesizer, by customizing existing modules, and by bringing cool modules into the system from other manufacturers.
The elements for building a custom synthesizer system include:
Building custom modules, when you just can't buy what you need:
Modifying stock modules, for more performance or features:
Mounting modules from other manufacturers, and making it look pretty:
Putting together the system infrastructure:
I have practiced what I preach to put together my own unique system. Just about every trick that I have documented on this site is used in my synth. So here it is - the Synth of Doom!
Dave's Keyboard and Synth Gallery
Here's a parade of instruments I have owned, built, and customized over the years.
My other hobby
Motorcycle mania has struck.
Where to find parts:
Links to Synth Manufacturers, whose modules I admire and use:
Links to other MOTM enthusiasts:
Here's the breakfast of champions for modular synthesists.
Questions, comments? email me - Dave Bradley