During the month of January, 2006, I built an analog modular synthesizer from the ground up. At Oberlin, where I went to school, January is a time for students to work on individual projects of their choice. It has always been a dream of mine to build a modular synth, as I not only wanted one but also thought of it as sort of the "next step" after pedal building. I started on January 4th and ended on Febuary 4th (at 2 in the morning no less!), so it really did take a month to build.

This page contains specifications of my synth, information about the construction, and various soundclips and movies. While building the synth, I created a daily journal of my progress with pictures posted for each day (see "journal"). I am hoping that this can be a learning experience for more than just me-I know there are gaps in information regarding the construction of the modular synthesizer (from experience!), so hopefully this site can help with that. And most of all, hopefully I can give back to the Internet's synth DIY community that has greatly helped me along the way.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to e-mail me at .