Erica Synths and Moritz Klein add a sequencer to their DIY synthesiser kit
21.04.2022

Erica Synths and Moritz Klein add a sequencer to their DIY synthesiser kit

Words by Mixdown Staff

Complete with a build guide as the kit is now a over a third of the way through its releases

Latvian synth specialists Erica Synths and Moritz Klein have announced the latest module in its series of educational DIY kits, the DIY Sequencer.

What you need to know:

  • Latvian synth specialists Erica Synths and Moritz Klein have announced the latest module in its series of educational DIY kits, the DIY Sequencer.
  • The EDU DIY Sequencer is a super simple five-step sequencer that will make your oscillator sing in no time.
  • The Sequencer is the fourth of nine kits to be released with future releases including a wavefolder, a noise/S&H module, a mixer, a VCF, and an output stereo mixer with a headphone amplifier.

Read all the latest product news here.

“If you’re new to DIY synthesiser building,” Erica Synths said, “you might’ve run into this issue: you just set up your first VCO on a breadboard, spent a good while troubleshooting the stubborn thing – and then you realise you have nothing to actually control it with. If this is you, no worries: here’s a super simple five-step sequencer that we have designed – it will make your oscillator sing in no time.”

The Sequencer is the fourth of nine kits to be released with future releases including a wavefolder, a noise/S&H module, a mixer, a VCF, and an output stereo mixer with a headphone amplifier.

Users will be given four to six weeks between module releases to give them a chance to build each one as the intention is to “teach people with little-to-no prior experience how to design analogue synthesiser circuits from scratch”.

Erica Synths said “what you’ll find in the box is not simply meant to be soldered together and then disappear in your rack”.

“Instead, we want to take you through the circuit design process step by step, explaining every choice we’ve made and how it impacts the finished module,” they said.

Each kit will also include a build manual, covering both the fundamentals of synthesis as well as how the electronics in each module work.

Additionally, an affordable eurorack case with a DIY PSU will also be available.

“While these kits are easy to build, we did not compromise on design and functionality,” they said.

Head to Erica Synths for more.