El Dinosaurio is the nickname of an analog patch chord programmable voltage controlled synthesizer that I designed and built from scratch in the late 70's and early 80's (in Buenos Aires, Argentina). This is the second synthesizer I built, it took me about 1 1/2 years to finish and I was done sometime in 1981 (the first one was a clone of the ARP Oddysey). I did the electronic and mechanical design, hand etched all the PCBs, cut the face plates, and assembled the whole monster. This is the front panel:
Modules (top rack, from left to right):
Modules (bottom rack, from left to right):
And this is a complete view:
I don't normally use my old keyboard controller, I just drive it from a MIDI controller and/or my computer.
It was never meant to leave my room back in Buenos Aires, but now it has been to Germany twice for concerts and (barely) survived the trips.
Of Dinosaurs and Other Creatures
The Well Modulated Dinosaur
The Love Songs of Flying Dinosaurs
The Miraculous Multiplication of Strings
Y Sonó Como Arpa Vieja
Un Esqueleto en la Cocina
The Hidden and Mysterious Machinery of Sound
Modulate me, please?
Toast and Jam
Divertimento de Cocina
Velvet Skin, Heart of Steel
Fugue 1 (Fanfare)
A Very Fractal Cat, Somewhat T[h]rilled
65 Second Bycicle
The Dinosaur At War
El Dinosaurio Habla
Kitchen <-> Miniature(s)
House of Mirrors
With Room to Grow
Knock knock, anybody there?
Espresso Machine II
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