Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
Date of Last Revision
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
The purpose of this project is to develop and design an analog synthesizer musical instrument that integrates embedded digital hardware into the design to enable control from a remote source. The use of digital hardware enables the potential for a wide range of convenient features such as sound profile saving and loading, output recording functionality, and the ability to accept digital input from another musical instrument utilizing the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI). In addition to the synthesizer itself, this project also includes the design of a companion application that can be hosted on a wide variety of consumer computing devices, such as desktop or laptop PCs, tablets, or mobile smart phones. This application provides a clear and easy to use user interface for controlling all aspects of the synthesizer’s sound output and can initiate the receipt of an output recording stream for later playback as well as providing the interface for saving and loading sound profiles. With this design the Analog and Digital Remote synthesizer provides both the sound characteristics of traditional analog synthesizers as well as the conveniences of modern digital hardware.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Brunner, Adam; Cihon-Scott, Andrew; Grisso, Scott; and Wright, Linus, "Analog & Digital Remote Synthesizer" (2021). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1288.