Tssss has released StartHere, a new desktop Synthesizer DIY Kit based on the MeeBlip Anode that takes you to the Synth DIY world in easy steps.
Before we take a closer look at the StartHere Synthesizer, you should know who Tssss is. It’s the Secret Southside Synthesizer Society and is a group of artists based on Glasgow’s Southside, who meet up every Thursday evening to build synths. Kits can also be purchased by members on the tssss.org website. Such events are always a good time to expand your knowledge of DIY synths but also to get to know others with the same hobby. Community building par excellence.
StartHere is designed to be an introduction to Synth DIY and so very simple kit for beginners. The initial idea comes from James Graham and CDM (Peter Kirn) who later made the files available through the GNU General Public License v3.0.
StartHere is a compact mono hybrid synth based on a digital oscillator, analog filter, modulation, envelope, tuning, and pulse width controls. This version is converted to all through-hole components which make it much easier for beginners to build.
Also, the former 9V power socket has been replaced with a Mini USB port so this can be powered straight from a USB socket. The developer also changed the output socket: it has now a mono 3.5mm jack so you can plug it straight into a mixer.
If you always want to have a MeeBlib but missed the opportunity then you should take advantage of this offer. For the price, this is a very good offer plus you get a nice introduction to the world of DIY synths.
The StartHere kit is now available for £ 50 straight from the Tssss website.
More information here: Tssss