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Do-It-Yourself Digital Signal Processing
Techniques to design music instruments with DSP.
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"There is immense pleasure in learning to do something skillfully." - Alan Watts
Why learn Digital Signal Processing (DSP)? To create interesting sounds and music!
If you daydream of new, beautiful sounds no one has heard or want to design or build a digital music instrument, guitar pedal, audio effect, or make a new type of music no has ever heard before, you share this dream with the luthiers of this age. See the Free Information sections below to find how DSP instruments put the power in your hands to apply your creativity to the shaping and crafting of sound. In this new dimension, you find designers, builders, players, composers, listeners .... all converging around music instruments. It's a tradition reaching back in time to before people entered the sedentary age - DIYDSP.com connects all techniques together into fresh musical sounds you can perform and record with. Please register on this site to get access to the member pages and access members-only designs.
New Update! Release 2.0 of Aristocrat Effects!
In particular, we believe in the Maple / AudioCodecShield combination known as the Aristocrat, due to its ARM Cortex M3 chip, high 16-bit audio-quality and cross-platform (win/lin/osx) compatibility. When you register, you get access to plans to build your own Aristocrat which can be the basis of a DSP guitar effects pedal and much more - it's based on the Arduino software, so you may already have written code for it. :)
Large online shops carry a large number of DIY parts; only DIYDSP.com concentrates on digital music instrument parts. We organize them into specific things that you need to make electronic instruments. DIYDSP tells you why certain parts work better than others.
The most immediately useful stores for digital luthiery:
These music instruments were designed using DSP and the STM32F4:
Learn the secrets of synthesizing well-known music instruments
When looking for DIY instruments, DIYDSP introduces the boutique stores run by experienced electronic music instrument designers who show you how to build synthesizers and guitar pedals:
For DSP and Electronic Music Instrument Development boards, DIYDSP shows you where to get raw materials:
These books teach you DSP you can use to make music instruments. In particular, these two have excellent examples, so I recommend getting these books in a hurry:
These books also look very useful:
Kindest, gentlest introductions geared toward making music with DSP at the top, math-intensive at the bottom:
From the best schools in the country:
Subreddits where you can improve and practice your DSP skills:
DIYDSP is part of a larger world DIY movement on gardening, farming, metalworking, sewing, cooking, programming, etc.
Please contact me directly with any questions about DSP, Music Instruments and electronics.