Behringer RD8 DIY Mods

This one is in via Matthias

“In the spirit of pre-youtuber times, here’s some Modding Guide for the Behringer RD8 drum machine. It’s in beta but contains already a great number of mods, such as CV and Trigger inputs.

I hope that soldering enthusiasts might find it useful. Sound mods should work with the 808 and Yocto as well, and and one mod will help you with an annoying RD8-MS101 bug.


Some brutal handmade electronic sounds live, from Balfa

It’s Friday night; you want to set the mood. How about some violent electronic sounds from the handmade electronics of Spain’s Balfa? ¡Por supuesto!

We premiered Balfa’s music video and explored the range of his dynamic music last month. It’s time to return to check in on his live performance:


Live performance @ Eufònic Festival – 6th September 2019
Live improvisation while exploring the handmade devices I built. All the sound is generated only by analog crafted machines and synthesizers.
Video produced by Nektar Studio – IG: @nektarstudio

If you read Spanish, he did an interview in his native tongue with Red Bull accompanying the premiere of this live set documentation:

Mira en exclusiva el singular directo de Balfa


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Roland Alpha Juno 1 and 2 Overview and Repair

Published on Oct 10, 2019 bradthx

“This is part 1 of 2 where I look at the classic Roland Alpha Juno Synths. I compare the Alpha Juno 1 to the Alpha Juno 2 and do some repairs on the Alpha Juno 1.”

Also see the Waldorf Micro Q Repair and Teardown by bradthx here.

Blind noise Experimental Touchable Synthesiser

Published on Oct 9, 2019 paul tas

“The sound has also a small delay effect you can use Guitar pedal”

via Error Instruments

[note there is a white version as well]

“Blind noise

tell us your colour LED,

.Is a experimental .Touchable synthesiser. For a lot of different people The development was for People who can not see good .Or being blind . But also for children and artists this is

ARP Model 1611 Sequencer Teardown

Published on Oct 9, 2019 Reuben Jones

“I took apart an ARP Model 1611 Sequencer from 1975, gave it a clean, put it back together again, and it still worked!

Removing the PCB out of the metal casing was very very difficult, but I managed to release it with some man-handling, thankfully not captured on film.”

Nathan Ramsden – Modular Synth – SynthFest UK 2019

Published on Oct 7, 2019 Sound On Sound magazine

“Nathan Ramsden shows us his labour of love: a totally self-designed modular synth.”

Oscillations & Modulations 2019 – September 27th & 28th – Derry, Ireland

Published on Sep 23, 2019 Movin Music Academy

“Oscillations & Modulations was a two–day festival of synthesisers and electronic music, which takes place 27th-28th September 2019 in various locations throughout the city of Derry.

The festival’s goal is to celebrate and explore an expanding ecosystem of electronic music culture, joining the dots between the music makers and teachers, synthesiser

Sad ARP Quadra Repair & Restoration – Synthchaser #124

Published on Oct 3, 2019 Synth Chaser

Theremax Paia Theremin Synth

via this auction

Check out the size of the circuit board inside.

Yusynth Modular Synthesizer (Nikko909DIY ) 2019 Black

via this auction

What’s nikko909?

“Here is the opportunity to get a Modular synthesizer nikko909 DIY

Made from the famous Yusynth modules.

Flight case and custom power supply block in tolex with handles.

*Professionally SERVICED in FULL Working order*

3 vcos from paired 2Sc1583 transistors 1 filter module 24 db moog 1 lfo / noise module 1 sample and hold