Showing posts with label Rakit. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rakit. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Rakit GO! Meets BitByBit Skiffy42 | battery operated Eurorack skiff

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I recently built this Skiffy 42 case from BitByBit Synths. My plan was to use it to build a portable bioelectric skiff. Alas, I wasn't sure how I'd power it but then I received the GO! & Sticky from Rakit. That was great timing! Stay tuned to see how this little project develops.

Overview of BitByBit Skiffy 42 - 0:00
Overview of Rakit GO! - 0:42
Overview of Synthrotek Head Out - 1:27
Fitting the Modules - 1:53
Mounting the Busboard & Modules - 3:05
Testing the Power Supply - 4:12
Conclusion - 5:00

You can learn more about the GO! here if you're interested:

And see the Skiffy 42 video here:" [posted here]

Thursday, May 04, 2023

Making Racket with Rakit (DIY Synth Jam)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I've built several of the DIY kits from Rakit and I decided to try to use all of them in one video. I really like all these little gadgets. The devices used are the Disintegrated Cracklebox, Mini-APC, Baby8 Sequencer, Drum Synth, and Rakimix5.

Check out Rakit's website to learn more:"

Friday, April 28, 2023

Hidden Feature on the Rakit Drum Synth

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I discovered this hidden feature accidentally, but if you sent the sensitivity control high, just flipping a switch will trigger the drum voice. So... you can play the Drum Synth with the switches. It's kinda fun.

See the build video here:" [posted here]

Monday, April 24, 2023

What Does a Passive Multiple Do? (Eurorack Modular Synth 101 - 1)

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I've been asked this question several times, so I decided to do a video explaining what a multiple does. It's pretty self-explanatory but hopefully this video is helpful to someone. The mult I use is made by Rakit."

Additional posts in the series: Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios) Modular Synth 101

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Rakit Drum Synth: Build & Demo

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"The folks at Rakit sent me this really cool kit to build and review. The Drum Synth is more than just a drum synthesizer. Thanks to the trigger and pitch inputs... it can be used for a lot of different musical applications.

You can buy these kits from Rakit's online store:

Intro - 0:00
Overview & Build - 0:43
Knobs & Switches (w/sounds) - 2:28
Interfacing w/Other Synths - 6:38
Final Thoughts - 8:32"

Update: also see Hidden Feature on the Rakit Drum Synth

Friday, February 10, 2023

Rakit Disintegrated Cracklebox: Build & Demo

video upload by Musical Miscellany (Poorness Studios)

"I recently built this Disintegrated Cracklebox kit from Rakit in the UK. This device makes all kinds of fun glitchy sounds. The kit was very well laid out and easy to assemble.

Intro - 0:00
Build & Overview - 0:22
Sounds (Dry) - 2:27
Sounds (with FX) - 3:37
Final Thoughts - 4:59

You can purchase one here:

See more of my DIY Projects here:"

Friday, May 07, 2021

Rakit Drum Synth & Boss DD7

video by Geylo Follen

"Based on the Boss PC-2/AMDEK PCK-100 but with some features added like CV pitch input.
Testing some delay modes of the Boss DD7 digital delay, I cannot recommend highly enough this awesome pedal. Very cheap secondhand.
Pads from a Roland JD990 rack synthesizer.
Geylo out."

Friday, March 08, 2019

Rakit Baby8 sequencer controlling 2 Atari punk consoles!

Published on Mar 8, 2019 midierror

"The Rakit stuff is great, here the Baby8 sequencer is sending its output to two atari punk consoles set to different pitches. I made a little breadboard patchbay which allows the signal to be sent to two destinations for melodic richness and detuned madness.

In this quick vid I'm flicking between each of the atari punk consoles before finally playing them together."

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Kit Overview # 33 Rakit Drum Synth

Published on Dec 13, 2018 Synth Diy Guy

"Building and testing the cool standalone percussion synth kit from Rakit in the UK!"

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Kit Overview # 32 - Rakit Baby 8

Premiered 15 minutes ago Synth Diy Guy

"Building the Baby 8 sequencer by Rackit! An awesome and useful project!"

Friday, November 30, 2018

BoBeats Best Synth & Music Production Gifts Under $150

Published on Nov 30, 2018 BoBeats

"Best synth & music production gifts under $150. A perfect video for anyone looking to buy a Christmas present or Birthday gift. Sponsored by Skillshare:

Become a patron and support future videos:"

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Rakit Baby 8 and Drum Synth | Sound Demo + Overview

Published on Nov 27, 2018 littleBIGsynths

"Hey guys! New toys!! 😁 lol In this video, I give you guys a quick overview of the Rakit Baby 8 and Drum synth. Rakit is a small, UK based business who designs these really cool DIY electronic kit. interesting right? Oh, and don't worry, if you are like me and don't have any soldering skills... you can purchase them pre-assembled. 👍🏻 lol

So, I haven't really had much time to play with them, due to this crazy busy holiday season... but with the little time that I have spent with them, I have already had a ton of fun. 😉 This tiny 8 step sequencer and drum synth are definitely a great addition to my collection of battery powered jam machines and I'm really looking forward to playing with them more.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy this video. As always, thank you for watching littleBIGsynths. 👊🙂"

Friday, November 16, 2018

BoBeats EXCLUSIVE review of RAKIT METAL SYNTH - Portable Percussion Synthesizer

Published on Nov 16, 2018 BoBeats

"Exclusive review of the new Rakit Metal Synth. A noise based percussion synthesizer. You can check it out here: or here

BE AWESOME and become a Patron:"

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Rakit Metal Synth

Published on Nov 12, 2018 Rakit

Rakit Metal Synth Demo
Rakit Metal Synth with Volca FM
Rakit Metal Synth with PO-20 Arcade

The prototype was first revealed in June. via Rakits:

"The Rakit Metal Synth has a Polivok’s inspired filter at its core. It uses this, along with a punchy AD envelope to produce a variety of percussive sounds from shaped noise.
It was designed to be a companion to the Rakit Drum Synth and as such creates a range of mad/interesting sounds and some very useful metallic sounds.

Available as a kit or fully assembled."

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Gecho & Friends - Part 2: RaKit Drum Synth

Published on Sep 6, 2018 Gecho Loopsynth

"Gecho's new best friend is Drum Synth from - a fully analog little synthesizer which is also available as a DIY kit!

Hear this delicious blend of analog and digital, layers of low frequencies, with overtones sweeping almost into ultrasonic. As usual, no additional effects applied."

Gecho & Friends

Sunday, July 01, 2018

this is a wicked drum synth

Published on Jul 1, 2018 BoBeats

"Today we are checking out RAKIT DRUM SYNTH as well as their 8-step sequencer and 5 channel mixer.

Today we are checking out RAKIT DRUM SYNTH as well as their 8-step sequencer and 5 channel mixer.

☀Become a Patron:


See this post for additional demos and details on RAKIT.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Rakit Metal Synth (Working Name)

Published on Jun 23, 2018 Rakit

"A new 'metal' synth prototype, it makes a variety of metallic (and sci-fi) sounds using shaped noise."

via where you can find more pics and a newsletter sign-up.

"A new prototype percussion synth has been in the works for some time now and it has finally emerged.

The prototype features:

White noise, ‘metal’ and external sound sources
A Polivoks style filter with switchable bandpass/lowpass modes
Sweep for subtle to sci-fi sounds
Adjustable decay and tails contour generator
CV controllable filter cutoff & Gate Input

The Prototype
Initially we went through a few filter circuits before we settled on a polivoks style filter (think abusing op amps). The unit is able to create classic synthesised metallic sounds, hi-hats, cymbals and even an approximation to a snare.Just like our drum synth, you can coax interesting and useful sounds out of the unit, but as you dial it up you get all sorts of crazy. As an added bonus the filter works as a third voice for sci-fi laser sounds.

The white noise and ‘metal’ sound sources are produced by an 8 pin attiny. The VCA is a long tail BJT pair, which on the final unit will contain a matched NPN transistors pair soldered on by us. We thought about matching pairs by hand but we don’t have the time and its unfair to make the customer do this themselves.

A lot of mods have been made to get the unit working so another prototype run will be made before a product can be launched. But I’m hopeful it will only take one more board spin.

Currently we are pretty pleased with the sound palette and fitting any more components would be near to impossible, but any feedback will be considered.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Rakit Analogue Drum Synth

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via this auction

See this post for demos.

"The synth is triggered by a piezo disc which is sensitive to how hard you tap the top panel giving subtle differences in the envelope. The sounds are generated by a VCO optionally modulated by a frequency sweep, LFO, Pitch CV or all three. There is a simple envelope generator with a fixed fast attack for punchy percussive envelopes and variable decay for super short to really long decays (5 seconds+).

The sounds produced by the synth are not limited to what you would expect to associate with drum sounds and can vary from big bass drums to tapping on glass to UFO space drum-wobbly things! Not only does this Drum Synth do sonic justice to the original but we have also put our own spin on it with extra modifications including:
* Attack on/off
* VCO & LFO wave shape selection
* Pitch CV input"

Monday, November 13, 2017

Toa Mata Band - Episode#6 [Orkestrionicle]

Published on Nov 11, 2017 Opificio Sonico

The latest video featuring the Tao Mata Band. Click here to bring up all posts in the series.

"The musical instruments and robot devices used in this episode are:
Rakit Drum synth (Tone Drumsynth), Boss HC-2 (Clap), Arturia BeatStep pro, Coron Rockaku-kun Drum synth (BD+Noise), DIY Glockenspiel, Sabian cymbals, Electro Harmonix Mini-Synthesizer (Bass Synth), Alesis Mod-Fx, TC-Electronics Hall of Fame, Korg mini Kaosspad, Mackie 1402 VLZ, Arduino UNO, Novation Launchpad, Adafruit motor shield."

"Time for a new episode of Toa Mata Band, this one is called 'Orkestrionicle'.

The Orchestrions were mechanic musical instruments that were developed in Germany in the early XIX century that would automatically play music and were designed to sound like an orchestra.

These music machineries were made of a complex system of gears, pulley and levers which were operated by a large pinned cylinder or by a piano roll*.

Their sound was usually produced by pipes, percussion instruments, but many orchestrions contained a piano player as well.

The 6th episode of Toa Mata Band is inspired by these amazing retro music machines, by adding to the LEGO® Bionicle robotic orchestra some acoustic percussions and a vintage mono synthesizer which creates (with help of a bunch of solenoids, robot arm and a MIDI step sequencer) a fully analogue electroacoustic ensemble.
This piece is the results of a live-robotics set recording, mastered in post production.

Giuseppe Acito (Opificio sonico)

:: Credits:
Making and Music: Giuseppe Acito
Camera: Maryanica
Performed: Toa Mata Band
The performance was recorded in October 2017.

:: Contact:

*The PIANO ROLL is a punched paper roll that contains the note sequence arranged in length, height and time along the duration of the song.
It can be replaced and swapped for another roll with a different song."

Rakit Drum Synth

Published on May 11, 2017 Rakit

"Rakit Drum Synth Kit based on the Amdek PCK-100 & Boss PC-2.

A DIY drum synth that is made almost entirely from PCBs and has only 2 wires making for a tidy build. Nicely interfaces with sequencers and other trigger/CV sources."


"Available as a kit or a fully made unit, the Rakit Drum Synth is based on the (now rare) Boss PC-2/AMDEK PCK-100 percussion synthesizer. The sounds produced by the synth are not limited to what you would expect to associate with drum sounds and can vary from big bass drums to tapping on glass to UFO space drum-wobbly things! Not only does this Drum Synth do sonic justice to the original but we have also put our own spin on it with extra modifications including:

* Attack on/off
* VCO & LFO wave shape selection
* Pitch CV input


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