The new DIY VCA module includes a 60-page build manual
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 VCA module.
- The mki x es. EDU VCA is a simple, yet efficient dual VCA for any Eurorack system.
- The VCA is the second of nine kits to be released.
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The mki x es. EDU VCA is a simple, yet efficient dual VCA for any Eurorack system.
It has DC coupled inputs so you can use the VCA for both audio and CV signals, while the inputs of the second VCA are normalled to the first one, which allows splitting of the audio signal to both VCA or control both VCAs with a single CV.
The VCA is the second of nine kits to be released with future releases including a sequencer, a wavefolder, a noise/S&H module, a mixer, a VCF, an envelope generator, 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.