A short demo of the SLMS, showing the following features: CV input, Low Pass filter with resonance, VCA, Gate input, Attack/Release with retrig and LFO.
The CV and Gate signals are generated by MIDI interface CVpal by Mutable Instruments. The sequence is generated by Qtractor on Linux.
Recorded with my Tascam DR-08.
I’m having fun at my local Fablab!
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MFOS Sound Lab Mini-Synth is a cool analog monophonic synthesizer. The original version has been created by Ray Wilson from Music From Outer Space.
I made some scope measurements to help understand and debug faulty MFOS SLMS in SMT version.
My scope is not very accurate and the tested unit is far from perfect, but at least, it gives a pretty good idea of expected signals on the Test Points.
First signal to check is VCO1 (TP201). Put VCO1 Frequency pot in middle position (50%), LFO and AR switches on Off position:
Ray Wilson was the guy behind Music From Outer Space. He was a huge contributor to the Synth DIY scene. He designed a lot of cool projects, offered kits, schematics and a huge amount of tips and tricks for beginners. He even wrote a book on how to build an Analog Synth. MFOS kits and PCBs are still available through various resellers (see synthcube).
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