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Voice of Saturn Synthesizer mk II

The Voice of Saturn Synthesizer mk II was released in Spring of 2016 originally as a kit for a workshop for the Tom Tom Festival in Charlottesville, VA. There have been several revisions with the current one being configurable as a standalone device or a eurorack module. It features 4 oscillators, 2 lfos, a ring […]

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Voice of Saturn Modulator

The Voice of Saturn Modulator was a module designed¬†around an OTA based Voltage Controlled amplifier and a function generator chip that served as an LFO. Also included was a simple attack release envelope rounding out the Modulator¬†as a useful utility module.   <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/VpjB23RQrAA” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

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Voice of Saturn Voltage Controlled Filter

The Voice of Saturn VCF is based around the CEM 3372 Signal Processor chip. At one point ca. 2006 I wound up with a decent sized amount of these discontinued chips and I decided to design a filter module around them. I also had a great source for joysticks and loved that sort of user […]

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Voice of Saturn Sequencer

The Voice of Saturn Sequencer came soon after the VoS Synthesizer and was an expanded take on the Baby 10 sequencer utilizing a cd4017 decade counter at its core. I wanted something that could sequence my Realistic (Moog) MG1 amongst other things so it was important to add an S-Trig output as well as the […]

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Voice of Saturn Synthesizer (mk I)

The Voice of Saturn Synthesizer was the first device I created that bears the Voice of Saturn name. It came out of my own experimentation with the venerable 555 timer IC and was the result of some circuit bending of some known schematic ideas, the basis of which being the Atari Punk Console. You can […]

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Custom MIDI Wheel Controller

Custom modwheel midi controller with Arduino from Travis Thatcher on Vimeo. Using the Doepfer’s modwheel assembly and an Arduino I built this midi controller for a client that needed a standalone box with a center detented, spring loaded pitch bend control and a free moving volume control. There is a switched that puts the device […]