This site is dedicated to the DIY novice and enthusiast who are serious about making some electronic noise! Here you will be able to find a wealth of information free for your personal experimentation. On this site are numerous schematics, manuals, modifications, and tips from the DIY experts.
Synth-DIY Mailing List News
The Synth-DIY Mailing list is down. Rick knows and he'll fix it as soon as he's able to as currently he is out of town and in no position to take care of it currently. I briefly thought about setting up a temperary list but decided against it. If someone else set up a non-Yahoo list, please let me know and I'll make a note of it.
Look at the bright side, all this time without email means you can actually do some work building something or maybe even making music! I know I am...
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Latest Breaking News - March 2007
Welcome to the E-Music DIY Archive!
All the redirects are in place so there is a really good chance you got redirected here from the original physicsenterprises URL. If you did and you can't find what you were looking for, please drop me an email! If its missing then I need to figure out what I broke, and if you didnt get redirected close enough to what you were looking for then I might need to tweak the redirects. In either case I need your help to make the transition as smooth as possible.
August 2006 & Feb 2007
After many years of hard work, Tony Clark is stepping down as curator of the E-Music DIY Archive. I ( Tom Arnold ) have volunteered to continue to host and update the site. In an attempt to make the site easier to update and maintain I am in the process of moving it into a Wiki. This is not the most aesthetically pleasing solution, but I do think it will be good in the long run.
I would personally like to thank Tony for the hard work he has done on the site all these years and I hope that I can live up to the precedent that has been set.
If you are new here, the following tips may help you nagivate the site: Use the side navigation bar to move around the web site. Look at your browser's status bar for information about files and links!
Please forward any comments, criticism, and/or bugs to the curator!
Minor Update List
- Major content has been moved in from all sections of the original site 2/12/07
- Links page Updated 2/13/07
- Contributors page is updated. The move to the Wiki version is complete.
- www.emusic-diy.org is repointed to the Wiki version 3/1/07
As I rather doubt I'll remember to update the main page whenever something new is added, try looking at the Recent Changes page. This will show you where I've been mucking about most recently.
February 2, 2005
NEW! Roland has finally put many of the user manuals for their products up online. This is great news for everyone that has ever emailed me asking for D50 manuals, or other such digital machines. Please go here:
Note, I've updated the URL for this link. Roland does require you to create a login to access the manuals but the list of manuals is quite extensive. -Tom
December 15, 2000
The owners manual for the legendary Oberheim Xpander has been added here. Many thanks Kenneth!
December 13, 2000
The service manual for the Korg MonoPoly has been added here. Many thanks Patrik!
December 7, 1999
The schematic for the Boss DR-110 drum machine has been added here. Thanks Ola!
December 6, 1999
The schematic for the Oberheim Mini-Sequencer has been added here. Thanks to Jeff, Kevin, and Mike!
October 20, 1999
Trevor Page has contributed an elegantly simple MIDI-to-CV converter that was designed to be used with Tony Allgood's TB-3030 project, although it can certainly be used to drive other things as well! Find out more here: MIDI-to-CV Converter
August 30, 1999
Tony Allgood has graciously contributed another fabulous filter circuit! This time it is the Super Ladder Filter!
Find more of his circuits here.
The Archive is always in search of more material. If you have anything that you feel would make a great addition, please feel free to contact the curator! He is always on the lookout for schematics of synths, drum machines, sequencers, effects, and about anything else you can think of!
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