Steam Trax

Published on Jan 10, 2018 Vykaar Tones

"Step time sequenced analog synthesisers starting of with noise from the Trax RetroWave R-1 and then a bunch of stuff in my usual improvised old school one take and take a break style.

Other equipment used:
Elektor formant modular
Beat Step Pro
Roland CR8000
SH101 with tubbutec mod
Boomstar 4075
Waldorf Streichfett
Doepfer Dark Energy Mk1 x 3

Introni - Archive of Italian Electronic Magazines

I spotted this one in a post by Francesco Mulassano of Soundmit and Torino Synth Meeting. The image comes from this PDF. I was curious what exactly it was, and what synth was pictured, so I reached out to him. According to Francesco:

"Introni is a sort of archive of almost all old italian electronic magazines (and a few in other languages), very interesting archive, inexhaustible source of

Demo1 Elektor Formant clone system NEW - Sequencer demo

Published on Mar 5, 2017 RicardoDiLago

"small clone of the Elektron Elektor Formant . Wunderfull warm VCF and build in sequencer. Here is a little demo, sequencer is clocked by a LFO and an other LFO controls Freq Cut Off. If you want more info please ask."

This appears to be the first post on a clone of the Elektor Formant. The Elektor Formant was of course DIY as well.

1977-1978 ELEKTOR Magazines Featuring Formant DIY Modular

via this auction

"ELEKTOR - Formant Synthesizer build features, Schematics and PCB layouts!

This is a nearly complete set of the original month by month build instructions for the Elektor Formant synth!
The lot includes 12 issues from April 1977 to October 1978.
Issues 24, 25, 26, 31, 32 (2 copies), 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 42.
The mags are an amazing snapshot of the hobby electronics scene in the

Testing LudusLab Trio V. 3.12

Published on May 24, 2016 Ludus Pinsky

Elektor Formant DIY semi-modular system.  Note the lack of patch chords.  Connections are internal. You can see what the back of a different system wired up here.

EP05 VCOs - Elektor Formant Modular Synthesizer Overhaul

Published on Apr 15, 2016 Marco Reps

"In this video I take a look at the basic circuits behind the VCO modules and do some repairs."

All parts here.

Moon Modular Overview At Superbooth 16

Published on Apr 10, 2016 Synthtopia

"At Superbooth 16, we talked with Moon Modular synth designer Gert Jalass.

He told us the story of how he went from being a ‘typical DIY guy’ to creating new modular synthesizer designs, with detours to make MIDI gear for Kraftwerk, build a Synthesis Technology MOTM modular and repair Moog Modular Systems."

Selfmade Synthesizer by Kurt Diedrich (english version)

Published on Feb 18, 2016 Kris Deux

"Selfmade Synthesizer planned, built and played by Kurt Diedrich

For more details go on the homepage of Kurt:

http://subroutine.jimdo.com/6/project... [Googlish here]

and use the contact function."

German video here.

Power supply (500 mA)
Combined LFO and sample-and-hold unit
Dual Exponentialkonverter for VCOs
Combined VCF VCA

EP04 Wiring - Elektor Formant Modular Synthesizer Overhaul

Published on Nov 19, 2015 Marco Reps

"Somehow I managed to beat around the bush, doing 4 videos about this old synth before touching any of the modules. This one probably the last one with preliminary skirmishing. Next we'll be looking at an actual module."

EP03 PSU Load Testing - Elektor Formant Modular Synthesizer Overhaul

Published on Jul 27, 2015 FPV Electronics

"In this episode I test the cheap eBay LM2596 Modules with an adjustable electronic load. Turns out they are horrible: more than 100 mVpp ripple at 1 A. It gets better when another inductor is added in series with the module, but I chose to go with the original Elektor design after all."

Treat Yourself :)