Back in September, Point Blank hosted a fantastic live set from Look Mum No Computer. It was so impressive they asked him to come back and give an introduction to DIY modular synthesis. He’s so infectiously enthusiastic that we defy you to watch this and not be more than a little intrigued.
In the video, the man also known as Sam Battle gives a short lesson in the history of synthesisers before diving into his homemade setup. Homemade oscillators, filters, envelope generators and analogue drums are demonstrated, and he delves into resonance, waveform shape and voltage.
After making an entire track on the fly, LMNC finishes up by talking through how he built everything, and how the unit being used will set you back a lot less than you might imagine.
Image via Look Mum No Computer YouTube