SDIY: Synthesizer Do-It-Yourself.
Why? You might ask.
For me it is the joy of building my own modular electronic musical instrument exactly the way I like it. It allows me to create a custom instrument. I can choose what functions will be included in the synthesizer. If I don’t like a specific module, I modify it or built another one. If I don’t have enough oscillators, I add some to the system. If I miss certain functionality I can design it myself. So, it is very versatile.
It adds a new broad range of sounds to my palette and it makes me work in a different way compared to the off the shelf digital instruments with menu systems and computer control.
And last but not least does it provide an opportunity to experiment with alternative controllers to play the instrument, something I’m very interested in.