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Columbus, OH makers Kevin Holland and John Staskevich have built a seemingly fun to play hackable synth using a PIC microcontroller, 8-bit DAC, and analog low-pass filter. It includes an integrated step sequencer and simple, intuitive controls. The device was built with hacking in mind, so you’ll also get a spare hardware DAC channel, on-board prototyping area, and ICSP port to modify, update, or completely rewrite the firmware. It’s all housed in a clear laser-cut acrylic housing so everything’s easy to see. [Thanks, John!]

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  1. [...] Holland and Staskevich put their creation on Kickstarter a few weeks ago, and they’ve already met the $15,000 funding goal with 20 days to go. The time has come and gone for some of the deals offered to early supporters of the project, but you can still get a fully-assembled NTH Music Synthesizer for $400. [Nth Synth and Kickstarter via Make] [...]