My name is Jorrit Tyberghein. When I was still young (9-12 years) I was
interested a lot in electronics (mostly digital electronics using TTL
chips) and also in electronic music (musicians like Klaus Schulze mostly).
But at that time I was too young to connect both hobbies. I didn't
understand transistors, opamps, and analog electronics and never got
more 'music' then a simple square wave sound. Then at some point
I got myself my first computer. This completely eliminated my electronics
hobby and instead I became a programmer (see below for some
links related to my software projects).
But now (at the age of 37) my son got a simple electronics kit and my
old interested was sparked again. Because I now have access to the internet
I was able to learn a little more about analog electronics (still have
to learn a lot though :-) and finally I started finding very interesting
DIY synth sites with lots of schematics. I resurrected my old breadboards
and started building. At first I used a salvaged -12V/12V switching power
supply from a Dell computer but that wasn't working too well due to too
much noise. So I bought a Power One supply from eBay and mounted it in
an old speaker box. It is working great now. From my uncle I got a 25
years old oscilloscope which is not perfect but suitable for the job.
I also bought a bunch of TL072's on eBay so now I'm (mostly) settled.
On this page I hope to put information useful to other people who want
to build analog synthesizers. In the beginning it will mostly be a
collection of links to various resources that I found useful. I will
also put pictures and samples of the things I build online. But at this
moment this site is still rather empty :-)
My Software Hobby
As I said before I'm mainly a programmer. I'm the project manager of
several projects including an Open Source 3D engine called
. I'm also a
professional Java developer.
To pay for my electronics hobby I also help run a small commercial 'company'
(not really). We do support on everything related to the Crystal Space
3D Engine. So if you have problems that you can't solve, or you want
us to make a small project for you, or help you start up your own 3D
project then you can find contact information at www.crystalsquared.com
In addition I'm also willing to do small projects related to Java, C++
and OpenGL on Linux or Windows.
My Synthesizer Hobby
Well that's what this page is all about.
You can reach me at jorrit dot tyberghein at gmail dot com.