SynTesla II Is A DIY Steampunk Synthesizer Based On The Waldorf Rocket

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In March, I reported about the SynTesla, a DIY Synthesizer with a steampunk design based on the Waldorf Streichfett by Pierre-Jean Tardiveau. If you can remember, it was too nice to play but better to exhibit at a Steampunk convention.

After this project, Pierre-Jean worked on the SynTesla II, another Steampunk Synthesizer, but this time based on the Waldorf Rocket monophonic analog Synthesizer.  Besides the lovely design, he added again tesla vacuum tubes in the signal flow.

SynTesla II


  • Analog multimode-filter (VCF) Low Pass / Band Pass / High Pass
  • VCF-input
  • flexible oscillator-section with pPWM and hard sync
  • Up to 8 oscillators in unison for chords
  • Ultra High-Density Sawtooth
  • Low-Frequency Oscillator (LFO) for modulation
  • Envelopes for VCA, VCF, and Sync
  • Booster circuit (distortion)
  • Arpeggiator with different rhythmic patterns
  • Glide and Hold
  • Tesla Vacuum tubes pre-amp
  • Nixie IN-13 Vu-meters
  • Hand made in Paris-France

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