I'm a electronic music maker / tinker very tempted at buying a kit from here http://www.willzyx.com/products/x0xb0x-complete-black
and basically diving in and figuring it out!
I'm slightly nervous as it looks like it can be a bit tricky and I've never picked up a soldering iron in my life!
Simple question: bad idea or not?
I'm completely attracted to the idea by the idea of basically building a synth! Id love to build a Xox and actually use it in some music, I think the pride would be amazing! I feel like getting into this is right up my street! I'm the kind that will build my computer and do my own work on car/bike, and generally have a crack at things some people shy from - so feel like its natural for me to want to give this a shot!
I'm wary because I have zero experience other than a bit of messing with stuff in high school, alot of the lingo being thrown around in here is right over my head and I will spend about £200 + on the kit and im guessing around 50+ on the tools - if I mess up I don't want to throw money down the drain obviously.
What do you guys think?
Another question is what do you use your soldering/electronics skills for generally, do you tend to build random electric things (any examples??) Trying to see if I can have some projects maybe before a Xox to get started and get an idea of scope for the future aswell! I guess it comes in handy for fixing things, however my three other synths are all va and I guess its not as usefull on them eh?
Thanks for any guidance you can provide!