Elecfreaks DIY DDS Digital Synthesis Kit
Elecfreaks DIY DDS Digital Synthesis Kit
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Make your own direct digital synthesizer with this all-in-one kit from Elecfreaks. Once assembled, you’ll be able to create arbitrary waveforms from a single, fixed-frequency reference clock Read More

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atomicthumbs
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Dec 9, 2018
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0-200 kHz? so much for my VFO idea :|
Dec 9, 2018
Calaverasgrande
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Dec 9, 2018
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unless you are Merzbow or Nurse With Wound this is not really a synthesizer.
Dec 9, 2018
nac1
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Dec 10, 2017
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In addition to all of the below, the first 2 videos on google are "problem" videos - jeez.
Dec 10, 2017
sfish
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Aug 25, 2017
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Can someone at Massdrop verify that orders shipped to the US will come with a US power supply? After reading the post below by @jersey_boy, I have to ask.
Aug 25, 2017
P1MPBOT5000
549
Aug 25, 2017
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This seems to be a function generator masquerading as a synthesizer.
Aug 25, 2017
bars
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Nov 5, 2017
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Yup,
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11394 That's exactly what this is.
As a follower of synthesis, your money is better spent at places like http://noise.kitchen/ (checkout the Kastle & Kastle DIY kit)
Nov 5, 2017
P1MPBOT5000
549
Nov 6, 2017
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When you talk about synthesizers in the context of a musical instrument yes. It has no musical properties, only math. Don't get me wrong - sound in time is math, and all sounds are composed of sinusoidal wave shapes.
However this kit is very much the exact thing you use as a bench function generator when working with signals in electronics.
Actual oscillators that are of high quality and tuned for music are different in many regards and approaches to th actual design.
Saying that, you can hook this in and sample it or mutate it and engineer it's output into anything given enough work and effort. After all you only really need a single sine wave to make any sound (as insane as that statement sounds).
Saying that though I would expect a synth to have control voltage for it's controls and inputs such as midi for controlling composition and timing. Otherwise I would just think of it as a function generator.
Nov 6, 2017
jersey_boy
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Aug 17, 2017
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received the kit a week or two ago, built it last night at my local makerspace/hackerspace. some things to note, this was the first kit i ever built for anything and it was a breeze for me (never built a kit but have some experience soldering/amateur robotics). i wanted to build some mono amps, and i thought getting something with a moderately dense board would be a nice practice project first.
some things to note, there are no spare parts which is a problem for me because I broke one of the push switches handling it after soldering it (there are about 20 push button switches), and if you dont solder everything straight, the faceplate obviously wont fit and you will have to do a little rework. the directions for the second to last step, to attach the bnc connector, isnt great, it talks about cutting a wing on a collar off, and soldering a wire between two points- the pcb has a slot mount where you can just bend it and solder it right in without sourcing wire which i did just fine.
other thing to note, it came with a 2 prong euro power supply and i live in the states, so i have to score an adapter before i can find out if it works or i messed anything up.
was a pretty easy build, easy enough to do if you are a novice. might upload some pics later.
Aug 17, 2017
Dzeimsas
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Aug 27, 2017
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Good lookin out @dragonfax!
Aug 27, 2017
T_Good
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Jun 21, 2017
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I applaud Massdrop for venturing into hosting products like this. They just need to do as much pricing research as Massdrop users are willing to do.
Jun 21, 2017
Miley
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May 22, 2017
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A great kit! LOVE it
May 22, 2017
Estrella
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May 19, 2017
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Fairly great! That's exactly what I want
May 19, 2017
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