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DIY Series: Introduction – Shruthi-1 Assembling

The initial part of the DIY - Do It Yourself has been done in co-operation with the Music Store magazine. We will regularly bring you interviews with DIY specialist and hand over their experiences spiced up by interesting tricks. Read the first part of the DIY series and you will get to know how I built and soldered my first DIY synthesizer - Shruthi-1 from Mutable Instruments.

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DIY Series: Part 7. – 7 days at Château de Fougerette

How is it like to spend one week at Château de Fougerette with a Swiss community who is excited about and into electronics? The next part of the DIY series is here. This time I am bringing you a complete review from a workshop in this summer camp in the heart of French countryside, spiced by the magic of an old castle. The atmosphere was great, with a great group of people and a rich schedule.

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DIY Series: Part 5. – Interview with Bastl Instruments

What would happen when several musicians from the Brno underground scene met at an art school and discover on their own that each of them is into electronics? A successful project can arise after five years that will have a yearly turnover to the amount of one million Czech crowns and will distribute DIY instruments to the whole world. This time, the boys from Bastl Instruments were interviewed and I was really having a great time with them.

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DIY Series: Part 4. – Interview with Michal Steinz

In today's part of the DIY series I visited Michal Steinz the owner of recording studio in Tabor who is engaged in building clones of famous studio equipment. How to build, for example, a clone of the SSL G4000 Mixbus compressor? And how to make it look attractive? How to deal with the construction requirements, and with the actual making of the instrument? Michal and I discussed all these issues.

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DIY Series: Part 3. – Interview with Martin Trochta

This time I went to a small town called Rudolfov, close to České Budějovice where Martin Trochta, another DIY guru, grew up in when he was a child. Martin's life story can inspire any enthusiast whose situation made him or her start from restricted means (as many of us did) and make it on their own. Besides the eurorack models that Martin offers under the Autiolab label, we also had the chance to look at his analogue jewel called Yousynth.

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