You can now get the whole series of Erica Synths educational EDU DIY modules in a completely fascinating modular system, with or without the case and power supply.
mki x es.EDU DIY
It’s been a marvellous series of DIY modules that first started back in January. Erica Synths and Moritz Klein designed this as an educational tool to teach you about circuit design and modular synthesis. So, rather than building a kit and using it in your modular, the manuals took you through the concepts, building it out of a breadboard and introduced you to the electronics behind the music-making machines.
I’ve been following the series as they’ve been released, and I’ve live-streamed my exploration of the experience. The kits are not difficult to build, and the manuals are fantastic. Sometimes the learning has been quite challenging, but it’s worth the effort. Moritz thoroughly delves into the concepts, and it takes time and patience to fully understand what’s going on. I’ve learned an enormous amount and would highly recommend them to anyone interested in circuit design and understanding synthesis better.
So, while you can still buy the modules separately, you can now buy them as a bundle. The modules include a VCO, Dual VCA, Envelope Generator, Sequencer, VCF, Mixer, Noise/S&H, Output module and Wavefolder.
The mki x es.EDU DIY System includes all 9 modules, with two of the envelopes, a bunch of braided patch cables and the Eurorack case and power supply designed for the system. You get all of that for a bundle price of €630 ex VAT. It’s also available without the case, power supply and cables for €500.
Each module takes a couple of hours to build out on a breadboard and absorb the theory laid out in the manual. Then it takes another couple of hours to solder and test. So this system represents many many hours of fabulous modular DIY. So if really want to learn about modular synthesis, circuit design and electronics, then this is an extraordinary bundle. And at the end of it, you’ll have a decent little modular synth.
- Erica Synths EDU DIY System: Erica Synths