Thursday, December 19, 2013



This project has been long overdue. the motivation behind it was to create an easy to use, easy to build, and easy to sell drum-synth. the drum synth would be based around my coveted collection of radioshack "elephant keyboards". over the past several years i have been snatching up these keyboards off ebay when ever i see the chance. i have been known to spend $60+ on them. it's kind of funny too because the people who sell them can't understand why i am offering so much money for a child's toy. the reason is that inside the elephant keyboard is a pretty decent monophonic toy-organ chip, as well as an amazing little two-voice rhythm chip. the toy organ chip is similar to the ek001in that it has an envelope I/O,

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013



 I started this project some time ago. it has probably taken a good six months to complete. there was really no rush to finish it as it was intended only as a prototype for what was supposed to be a short production of ten or so of the same design. unfortunately though this will likely be the only one i make in this size and arrangement. although i was able to create some highly stable and unique circuit ideas for this synth, the hardware is just too small(and expensive). i just wasn't happy with the feel of the interface once it was finished. i would have much rather used big heavy panel-mount hardware but

Monday, July 8, 2013


Welp, i guess its time to update stuff. its been over a year since i posted a short demo clip of the yamaha