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Report on assembling the Aries System 300 Electronic Music Synthesizer kit.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1976 [Oct 1976] (v.7#3) pg. 26

ThumbDrum. A controller that converts finger drumming into real drum sounds. Can be equipped with either (1) a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) for connection to a computer or (2) a tone board to produce the sounds of a bass, tom-tom, snare, conga, wood-block, clave and synth drum. Est. cost: $99-$165 (kit). Part 1. Operating theory.
ELECTRONICS NOW Jun 1993 (v.64#6) pg. 33

ThumbDrum. Part 2. Construction.
ELECTRONICS NOW Jul 1993 (v.64#7) pg. 55

Animal sounds piano. Build a 10-key music synthesizer that plays both normal piano-like sounds and barnyard-animal sounds. Est. cost: $29 (kit).
ELECTRONICS NOW Mar 1997 (v.68#3) pg. 60

Sixteen-note melodies can be played with this circuit which uses three readily available RTL digital integrated circuits.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Apr 1971 (v.85#4) pg. 60

Vibra Vox electronic musical instrument has 5 touch keys and a frequency shift lever.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Jan-Feb 1970 (v.9#3) pg. 31

Simple-syn, the music machine. An electronic music synthesizer is a simple project, uses an intregrated circuit and does more than many professional devices of a generation ago. This unit spans more than 3 octaves, can imitate fog horns, whistles, sirens, etc. The theory and history of electronic music synthesizers are covered.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Jul-Aug 1977 (v.17#4) pg. 59
Correction ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Sep-Oct 1977 (v.17#5) pg. 35

Rhythm & blues box. Electronic rhythm synthesizer can give each click in a sequence a different emphasis to produce musical rhythms. Unit is not limited to standard or preset rhythms. Unit may also be connected to a percussion generator or can serve as a programmable controller for music synthesizers.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Jan-Feb 1979 (v.19#1) pg. 29

OctaVizer expands the frequency output of an electronic musical instrument threefold. In addition to the single frequency output by the instrument, this accessory makes available square waves at 50% and 25% of that frequency. All three signals can be mixed in any proportion using controls provided. Est. cost: $15.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Jul-Aug 1979 (v.19#4) pg. 33

Big Boost, a self-contained mike/guitar/keyboard preamplifier you can plug directly into the amplifier, the mike, or the electronic musical instrument.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Mar-Apr 1980 (v.20#2) pg. 27

Superbass amplifier is used between a guitar, organ, or other electronic musical instrument, and the amplifier. It strips the highs from the instrument's output and amplifies the low frequencies. Powered by a 9-volt battery.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Mar-Apr 1980 (v.20#2) pg. 76

Backpack amplifier designed to operate on batteries will directly drive any small (6" to 8") speaker from the output of virtually any electronic musical instrument.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS May-Jun 1980 (v.20#3) pg. 66

Build the "Musical Madness" machine. An electronic circuit produces a variety of musical patterns using only four controls. With light-emitting diodes (LED's) arranged on a musical staff, the circuit shows the notes as they are being played.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Jul-Aug 1986 (v.3#4) pg. 47
Added Info HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Dec 1986 (v.3#7) pg. 4

Circuit for an audio preamplifier especially for use with electronic musical instruments.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Dec 1986 (v.3#7) pg. 42

Star light synth. Build an infrared and visible-light activated music synthesizer. A 556 timer chip is used to generate various tones. Each note is activated by an infrared emitting wand or by a photocell. Battery powered.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Jun 1988 (v.5#6) pg. 26
Correction HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Oct 1988 (v.5#10) pg. 8

Wand-O-Dyne. An electronic musical instrument. A "magic wand" controls the pitch, a lever sets audio-output level, and a switch controls tremelo/vibrato. Teaches the builder about voltage-controlled oscillators.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Jun 1988 (v.5#6) pg. 81

Floor monitor speaker enclosure is useful for anyone who plays an electronic musical instrument. Estimated cost: $7.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Dec 1980 (v.69#9) pg. 36

A simple voltage-controlled music synthesizer is built around the Texas Instrument SN76477 complex sound generator.

Make better music with a Joy Drone. Circuit uses a joystick to control the pitch and volume of this drone. Circuit will add body and texture to electronic music.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [1] Sep 1978 (v.1#7) pg. 73

Musical instrument phase shifter. Selectively and controllably shifts the phase of signals fed to it from an electric guitar, electric bass, synthesizer and electronic drums to produce special sound effects.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1988 (v.5#10) pg. 36
Correction MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Dec 1988 (v.5#12) pg. 62

Musical-instrument fuzz box. A special-effects accessory for use with electric guitar, music synthesizer or other musical instrument.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Dec 1988 (v.5#12) pg. 36

The MIDI music revolution. An introduction to Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), musical instruments that use it, and how musicians are exploiting this new frontier.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1989 (v.6#4) pg. 28
Correction MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jul 1989 (v.6#7) pg. 6

Touch-A-Tone electronic musical instrument looks like a banjo, is played with 8 pushbuttons and has four-octave range.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Mar 1970 (v.32#3) pg. 66
Correction POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] May 1970 (v.32#5) pg. 88

Wire music. Amplified sound from a long, taut steel wire is a new musical experience.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1970 (v.33#1) pg. 35

Psych-tone melody synthesizer. Some 1,728 different 63-note sequences can be selected and combined to produce 108,864 different melodic lines. Est. cost: $48.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Feb 1971 (v.34#2) pg. 25

Build a timbre gate. An amplitude envelope generator for great new sounds.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1971 (v.34#4) pg. 29
Correction POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1971 (v.34#6) pg. 97

The art and technology of electronic music.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Feb 1972 (v.1#2) pg. 40

Electronic music synthesizers. A discussion of the various electronic elements common to all electronic musical instruments.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] May 1973 (v.3#5) pg. 40

Introduction to electronic music. How to get started and where to learn about it. Circuits for two simple pitch generators included.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Oct 1973 (v.4#4) pg. 35

Components for electronic music systems. A discussion of tone generators, keyboards, and voicing techniques. Circuit for an electronic bell is shown.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1973 (v.4#5) pg. 47

A simple "waa-waa" circuit for use with two electronically amplified musical instruments.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1973 (v.4#6) pg. 22

Pitch generators for electronic music. Part 1. Separate voicing and VCO with sample-hold generates notes electronically.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Feb 1974 (v.5#2) pg. 98

Tremolo device for an electric guitar or other electronic musical instrument.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Mar 1974 (v.5#3) pg. 40

Pitch generators for electronic music. Part 2. Digital dividers and phase-locked loops.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Mar 1974 (v.5#3) pg. 50

What's new in electronic music synthesizers.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] May 1974 (v.5#5) pg. 76

How to select keyboards and controllers for electronic music synthesizers.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1974 (v.6#1) pg. 42

Selecting an electronic music synthesizer.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Oct 1974 (v.6#4) pg. 50

Keying and VCA circuits for electronic music. Part 1. The keyer.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1975 (v.7#1) pg. 60

Keying and VCA circuits for electronic music. Part 2. More keyers, including the digital variety.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Feb 1975 (v.7#2) pg. 37

Timbre and voicing circuits for electronic music. Techniques for converting basic frequency references to elaborate musical notes.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1975 (v.7#6) pg. 31

Imitating musical instruments with synthesized sound. How the sounds of traditional instruments can be produced electronically
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Aug 1975 (v.8#2) pg. 37

Envelope generators and sequencers for electronic music. A discussion of the basic circuitry.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1976 (v.9#1) pg. 58

Musical modules to build your own synthesizer. Circuits shown include: Top-octave generator & translator (Est. cost: $17); Triple divider module (Est. cost: $11); Dual Hex VCA module (Est. cost: $22). Assembly into a 72-note, 36-key system is shown. A keyboard is also needed but no construction details are given here.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1976 (v.9#6) pg. 59

Build the V-4 voltage-controlled oscillator for electronic music. Features sine, triangle, square-wave and pulse outputs.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Mar 1977 (v.11#3) pg. 42

How electronic music synthesizers work. Examines noise generators, instrument dynamics and voltage control.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1978 (v.13#4) pg. 56

Build an Envelope Modification Unit that can be used to vary attack, sustain, and decay of any electronic instrument. Est. cost: $22.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1979 (v.16#1) pg. 65

Build a super electronic music maker. Use one microprocessor and PROM memory chips to generate 25 or more musical tunes. Estimated cost: $25 and up.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1980 (v.18#5) pg. 83
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1981 (v.19#4) pg. 6

Unimod. A battery-powered sound-effects generator can create tremolo, panning, and ring-modulation sounds. Designed for use with microphones and electric and electronic musical instruments. Est. cost: $30.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Feb 1981 (v.19#2) pg. 65

Electronic-trombone circuit uses a unique infrared light-to-frequency converter IC.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1998 (v.15#10) pg. 63

Band-Jo. Simple electronic musical instrument is made from a wooden ruler, rubber band, paper clip, and a piezo disc. The output is fed through almost any amplifier.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1998 (v.15#11) pg. 57

Portable battery-powered amplifier for guitar, accordian, harmonica and public address systems.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1963 (v.119#1) pg. 195

Build this electronic music box (music generator). Uses pink-noise sources to select the pitch and duration of each note. Can select notes from three octaves of a pentatonic scale. Connected to an audio system, it continually produces a pleasant form of pink-noise music. Est. cost: $75.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jun 1977 (v.48#6) pg. 31
Correction RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1977 (v.48#9) pg. 14, 16

String synthesizer. Part 1. Build this keyboard electronic instrument which sounds like a piano, cello, and violin. Est. cost: $295.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1979 (v.50#2) pg. 37

String synthesizer. Part 2.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Mar 1979 (v.50#3) pg. 71
Correction RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jun 1979 (v.50#6) pg. 6

Circuit uses the Epson America 7910, 7920, and 7930 IC's to play 6 tunes, depending upon the setting of 4 switches.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Mar 1982 (v.53#3) pg. 78

All about music synthesizer IC's. Includes the basics of synthesizer design.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS May 1983 (v.54#5) pg. 65
Correction RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1983 (v.54#9) pg. 22

Custom-tailored audio. Tremolo add-on circuit for an amplifier, electronic musical instrument, or any other audio circuit.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1985 (v.56#9) pg. 96

Mini music synthesizer. Turn your voice into a versatile musical "instrument" with this electronic device which samples and holds the frequency of a signal from a microphone or other source and outputs that signal as a single note. Est. cost: $20.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1986 (v.57#2) pg. 75, 91

All about the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) and how it has changed the way music is made.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1989 (v.60#8) pg. 33