EDU DIY Mixer
Mixing might be more of a utility function in a modular synthesizer – but this doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be dull and boring. Case in point: this super simple three-channel mixer with built-in diode distortion will make your patches sound delightfully rough.
EDU DIY VCF
Who doesn’t love a good resonant low pass VCF? It’s arguably the beating heart of any subtractive synth – adding character, dynamics, and a good deal of retro-futuristic oddness to your patches. That’s why a diode ladder VCF that sticks to super basic and widely available components was created. On top of that, the architecture is as approachable as possible by avoiding the tricky diff-pair setup classic ladder filters rely on.
PĒRKONS HD-01 is a unique live performance and sound design instrument that tears down the borders between drum machine, synthesizer, and drone instrument.
Black 3109 VCF/VCA
The Erica Synths Black 3109 VCF/VCA is a lowpass filter and voltage-controlled amplifier combo built around the AS3109 VCF integrated circuit, a contemporary version of the IR3109 chip, found on vintage Roland synths such as the Jupiter series, Juno series and the SH-101.
EDU DIY Sequencer
If you’re new to DIY synthesizer building, 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 realize you have nothing to actually control it with. OR if you already have a decent modular setup, but still haven't found a simple, hands-on sequencer - here’s a compact, yet versatile 5 step sequencer with adjustable sequence length, per step gate status, and output range! It works both from an internal and external clock and has reset input for more complex sequences if several sequencers are chained up. It works also as a waveshaper when clocked at the audio rate.
Erica Synths Fusion VCO is a special kind of VCO – it fuses the great tuning of a digital VCO with the warm and unique sound of vacuum tubes that work in suboscillator circuit.
Black Code Source
Erica Synths Black Code Source is a unique design, true stereo digital noise or dual random CV generator using a complicated calculation of polynomials of various configurations.
Black Code Source Expander
Erica Synths Black Code Source Expander takes the Code Source to the next level by adding autobend feature and more noise/CV modes.
Black Double Bass
Erica Synths Black Double Bass is unique module that combines two transistor suboscillators (-1 and -2 octaves) and lowpass filter. It does not make sound on its own, but it will turn any VCO or beeper into massive bass sound with CV control over octave mix and cutoff frequency. Sync input that resets suboscillators on incoming pulse, provides even more versatility in sound design. The module can be also provide aggressive distortion, when used with percussive sounds like bassdrums.
Techno System in Carbon Fiber Travel Case
With the restrictions of the pandemic easing up and new possibilities of traveling to far-off corners of the world re-appearing, we have decided to make a limited run of 25 units of the Techno System in our carbon fiber travel case. Now lighter and sturdier than ever, taking it with you - be it to a local venue, a distant city, or a continent away on a winding path into the mountains - this limited edition Techno System is the ultimate travel companion for any nomadic sound artist.
Black System III in Carbon Fiber Travel Case
With the restrictions of the pandemic easing up and new possibilities of traveling to far-off corners of the world re-appearing, we have decided to make a limited run of 25 units of the Black System III in our carbon fiber travel case. Now lighter and sturdier than ever, taking it with you - be it to a local venue, a distant city, or a continent away on a winding path into the mountains - this limited edition Black System is the ultimate travel companion for any nomadic sound artist.
EDU DIY EG
Many iconic sounds like the squelchy acid bass line, snappy techno kick drum, and swelling dream pop pad wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for envelope generators. So, the next module in the mki x es.edu line is a slightly optimized ADSR envelope generator. Optimized because it has only 3 controls. With sustain on, it outputs an ASR (attack/sustain/release) envelope, but when the sustain is set to a minimum, it becomes an AD (attack/decay) envelope generator that ignores gate length; Release and Decay are controlled by the same knob. A looping function and an inverted output make the module more versatile for complex patches.