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Transistor ADSR release
2018 Jul 11th

Transistor ADSR release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEEnvelope generator offers full ADSR with minimalist designTORONTO, Ontario - July 11, 2018 - North Coast Synthesis Ltd., Toronto-based manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, has extended its line of discrete-transistor utility modules with the MSK 012 Transistor ADSR, an envelope generator for Eurorack synthesizers.  With only nine transistors it generates a comp… [Read more]

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Transistors for the Perplexed
2018 Jul 8th

Transistors for the Perplexed

Most transistor circuits are quite straightforward.  If you look at the schematic of something like the North Coast Transistor Mixer, you can easily recognize common patterns - an emitter follower here, a common-emitter amplifier there - which are in every textbook and really are just transistorized versions of vacuum-tube circuits going back generations.  The new Transistor ADSR g… [Read more]

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Tools for getting started with SDIY
2018 Jun 26th

Tools for getting started with SDIY

It's a fairly common question "What tools do I need to get started with synthesizer do-it-yourself building?" and most people who ask or answer this question seem to think it starts and ends with a soldering iron.  That tunnel vision then becomes part of the unrealistic expectation that SDIY is "a good way to save money."  That's not the reason to do it!Never mind why you want to get int… [Read more]