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Want to expand your Eurorack modular system and immerse yourself in a couple of DIY projects? Gearnews and Exploding Shed are giving away a bundle of two Eurorack DIY kits by North Coast Synthesis and Patching Panda! Up for grabs are the North Coast Synthesis Leapfrog VCF and the Patching Panda Punch VCA decay modules.
Win Eurorack DIY kits by North Coast Synthesis and Patching Panda
The days are getting shorter in the northern hemisphere and a DIY project is the perfect way to pass the time on those long, cold evenings! And if you end up with a couple of exciting new modules for your Eurorack system, that’s even better! If you love modular synthesizers and aren’t afraid to pick up a soldering iron, this raffle is for you!
We’ve teamed up with Exploding Shed, a well-known online shop for synthesizer DIY kits. Gearnews and Exploding Shed are giving away a DIY bundle that consists of the North Coast Synthesis Leapfrog VCF and the Patching Panda Punch modules. Both kits are full kits and include all required parts, so you don’t have to order any extra parts from another electronics retailer.
North Coast Synthesis Leapfrog VCF
The North Coast Synthesis Leapfrog VCF is a 16 HP low pass filter module based on a unique design. The manufacturer says that rather than copying the classic VCF designs (Moog ladder, 2-pole state variable) for the umpteenth time, they’ve come up with an innovative filter topology of their own, which is characterized by a very steep, near-elliptical response curve. The module offers three modulation inputs (1V/oct, exponential FM, linear FM) and even includes a built-in VCA. The kit has a medium build difficulty and requires the soldering of through-hole components only, there are no SMT parts. The North Coast Synthesis Leapfrog VCF DIY kit has a retail value of EUR 223.
Find out more about the Leapfrog VCF on the manufacturer’s website.
Patching Panda Punch
Punch by Patching Panda is a dual-channel VCA with built-in, voltage-controlled decay envelopes. Its main focus is on dynamic percussive sounds, but it can also be used for bass lines, leads, envelopes and more. The envelopes offer variable response curves and can be activated with triggers, gates or CVs. Punch is a beginner-level DIY kit with pre-soldered SMT components. You only need to solder the larger through-hole components. The kit’s retail value is EUR 125.
Find out more about Punch on the manufacturer’s website.
Get a €10 coupon for the Exploding Shed online shop
You can find many more DIY kits for Eurorack modules and everything synth-related in the Exploding Shed online shop. If you’ve caught the DIY bug, Exploding Shed has another great offer for you. If you sign up for the Exploding Shed newsletter here before this raffle is over, you will receive a rebate coupon in the amount of EUR 10. The website also features an info section with soldering tips, recommended tools and much more.
Terms and conditions
Entering the raffle is free. The minimum age for entering the raffle is 14 years. You can only participate once – any attempt to enter the raffle more than once will result in disqualification. We are giving away one Eurorack DIY bundle consisting of the modules North Coast Synthesis Leapfrog VCF and Patching Panda Punch as DIY kits.
To enter the raffle, post a comment to this article or underneath the corresponding Instagram and Facebook posts. A jury of Gearnews editors will randomly draw the winner from all received comments, and notify the winner. Employees of gearnews.com, the associated companies and their family members are prohibited from entering the raffle.
Your personal data is collected and stored only for the purpose of this raffle and will not be shared with third parties. Recourse to the courts is not permitted and the cash disbursement of prizes is not an option. This raffle lasts from Tuesday, 13 October 2020 until Monday, 26 October 2020 (11:59:59 p.m. GMT). Comments received after this period are invalid.
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