Introduction: DIY Square-Wave Generator

Ever wondered how an analog synthesizer actually generates sound? Using some basic components and a 7555 IC, we'll show you how to make your own square-wave generator, allowing you to create small yet powerful and versatile synths of your own!

 

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jabujavi (author)2012-05-22

Could you post the schematics?

Here is a schematic we used in this tutorial: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/555_timer_IC

NYU_MusicTechnology (author)2013-03-24

Here you can see a schematic: https://www.circuitlab.com/circuit/dgv878/variable-hz-7555/
its a slight variation on the above, with much more satisfactory results.

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