When I had all the Erica PCBs made, I gave most of them away, just keeping one of each. Apart from the Поливокс VCFs; I wanted to build two of those to have the option to use them in stereo as it’s a classic and wonderful filter. As with a lot of the Erica DIY … Read moreErica Polivoks VCFs
As so mucho if my music is percussion-based, I’m always on the lookout for interesting sound sources to make drums and percussive hits. I spotted the Skull & Circuits Metal-O-Tron II on a social media post and instantly wanted to build one. I grabbed a PCB/panel set and started to build it up from what … Read moreMetal-O-Tron II
As my system has grown, I’ve accumulated more and more cases and need to be able to connect them up efficiently. I’ve been very happy with the Rack Plumbers, so it was an obvious choice to just do a couple more of those. It’s a really simple build – just a handful of LEDs and … Read moreMore Rack Plumbers!
I think I was on the Erica Synths GitHub page within about 5 seconds of them announcing that they were open sourcing a lot of their DIY modules. I was most interested in the Bassline, the Polivoks filter and the BBD delay/flanger, so I had some PCBs made up in China. The biggest, trickiest of the … Read moreErica Bassline
This was a fun project! My son found this Ikea toy kitchen that my neighbours were throwing out. He wanted to use the bottom half of it, and offered me the top bit. I measured it up and worked out I could get about 130hp/10U in there! I ordered a pack of Vector rails and got … Read more10U Uber-case
Don’t ask about OB-XP1! I wanted a power supply with a decent bit of grunt for a big case I’m working on. Discussing it in a Facebook group, Juanito from Modular for the Masses (the tin can synth man) told me about his PSU using cheap but powerful switching PSU boards from AliExpress. After a couple … Read moreOB-XP2
A while back, I built the ARP Odyssey Ring Mod, not realising it only works with the Odyssey VCOs. So, I thought I’d better build a couple of those! I grabbed these beautiful panels/PCBs from JKLMNT Modular. There were a few tricky parts to source – the pots in particular I could only find at … Read moreARP Odyssey VCOs
I’ve been yearning for a proper complex oscillator for some time. There are a few options out there, but the ones I like seem to be based on the Buchla Programmable Complex Waveform Generator Model 259. Looking for a Eurorack alternative, I found the Feedback Modules Two59, which as the name suggests, is heavily based … Read more259