Sawtooth organ

By Ben Everard. Posted

Electronic music is a fascinating hobby. You learn an awful lot, you spend a fortune on components and, in the end, you get a small box that makes a wobbly noise that’s barely different from all the other circuits you’ve spent hours putting together.

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Jokes aside, the learning curve for homemade analogue synths can be incredibly intimidating. So this circuit, which is priced at $9.99 on Tindie, is an inviting breath of fresh air. It’s a sawtooth organ, which uses just a handful of components to make notes when the user presses a stylus onto a keyboard. That’s it, and the simplicity means that anyone with a soldering iron will be able to put it together and bash out simple tunes

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