DIY Synthesizer Workshop

Workshop (Circuits 2023) Circuits 2023

23/03/2023 18:00

Studio A, Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta.

During the Circuits 2023 programme, the event consisted of a presentation and a hands-on building workshop.

Part 1: Euro-Rack Modules Made in Malta

During  December of 2022, Circuits guest and YouTube celebrity Hainbach had featured one of Maltese builder Marlon Fenech’s modules in a short video – such video had stirred up a lot of curiosity and interest from all around the world.

During this presentation, we invited Marlon to present his Electronified euro-rack modules and devices.  Marlon’s range of interesting mechanical based devices are considered as unique in the Eurorack module world.

Part 2: Build your First-ever Oscillator!

In part 2 of this event, the audience are given the opportunity to build a simple voltage controlled oscillator. Mike Desira presented the ‘Storbju Squeaky’ which consists of  a simple oscillator kit which one can build on a small breadboard. All this without the need of any soldering iron. During this presentation, Mike provides very simple instructions guiding the audience to build ‘Squeaky’ step by step. Each circuit comes complete with all components including a small speaker; all one needs is a 9V battery to power it up.

This workshop is ideal to inspire budding builders to see what it takes to build an oscillator, which is the heart of any analogue synthesizer.

Electronic Music Malta is Supported by the Arts Council Malta.

This event is part of the Circuits 2023 and Spazju Kreattiv programmes.

Marlon Fenech

Marlon Fenech

A lift technician by profession, Marlon Fenech graduated in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the MCAST Institute in Malta, and has steadily built an impressive brand of mechanical noise devices…


Mike Desira

A retired AirMalta employee, Mike started his first modular synthesizer project way back in 2015 and completed the first version of his modular synthesizer in the autumn of 2017. In…