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You've got your DIY Synth, and now you need to record your Number 1 hit.

Possibly you need to plug your DIY Synth into something that can be turned up to 11?

Or maybe the practice room is booked up and you need to crank out your Synth solos with headphones?

This tutorial will solve all these issues for you, showing you how to connect a Headphone Jack to your DIY Synth Kit!

Step 1: You Will Need:

A DIY Synth

Mono Jack Socket

Step 2: The Headphone Jack

Headphone Sockets are confusing at first sight, but unlike an onion, there aren't too many layers to it

The DIY Synth is a Mono Sound source (one speaker), so it only needs a Mono Jack Socket. This means we will need 2 connections to make our sound signal: Positive (Signal) & Negative (Ground).

The Sleeve of the Jack Socket should be wired to the Ground (negative).

This is the blue wire on our socket.

The end of the Socket that connects with the tip of the jack should be wired to the signal (positive).

This is the red wire on our socket.

If you haven't got a breadboard friendly Jack Socket, time to get that trusty soldering iron out and get soldering some wires on it.

Step 3: Insert Speaker Cables

Locate your black and red speaker wires where they go into the bread board.

Take the positive wire from the socket and locate it on the same row as the red speaker wire on the breadboard.

Take the black negative wire and locate it anywhere on the ground rail on the breadboard.

Step 4: Plug In

Get your jack plugged in and output your sound...

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