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Answer by Jim Patchell.
This is a fairly tough question to answer, as it depends a lot on your skill level. If you have minimal electronic skills, Paia is probably a good choice. Their Fatman synth has a minimum of parts, is a fairly nice nice for what it is, and is acknoledged as a fairly easy kit to put together with a good chance of success. However, there are a lot of excelent kits out there.
Research also makes some fine kits. Although, I have never built
one of these. They are highly spoken of plus he has some rather unique
MOTM modulars are also very nice kits. They tend to be more pricey, but these are by far the highest quality, in my opinion.
For those who are a bit more
advanced, Tom Gamble has his Electronics
For Music. You have to be a little bit more savy perhaps to build
these, but Tom does have a support list on Yahoo Groups.
How do I know what type of capacitor to use where?
provided by Scott Bernardi (article by Walt Jung).
http://www.musicsynthesizer.com/txt/caps2.txt Provided by Harry Bissel
http://www.uni-bonn.de/~uzs159/expo_tutorial/index.html provided by Rene Schmitz