The CHA/V (CHEAP, HACKY, A/V) is an open-source, DIY, A/V video synthesizer based on a hacked VGA test signal generator. If you are new to video synths, fasten your seatbelt. You just opened up a huge can of wormholes.
Who is this for?
- “I want my modular synth to make purdy-pitchers while I play it”
- “I like making DIY audio circuits, like the Atari Punk Console. Is there something like that for video?”
- “I’m interested in DIY video devices or circuit-bending.”
- “I’ve heard of a soldering iron, and I am willing to do some online research about reading a schematic, learning to solder, and I’m not afraid to maybe break a few of these, burn my fingers, and/or receive a minor electrical shock.”
The CHA/V is not:
- the “correct” way to synthesize video
- made from quality parts
- capable of precision
The CHA/V is:
- lots of fun
goodeasy way to get started in video synthesis
For complete info and VGA test signal generator shopping advice: www.jonasbers.com/chav