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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Erica Synths & Moritz Klein Introduce EDU DIY LABOR prototyping station


video upload by Moritz Klein

"Disclaimer: I actually created Labor together with my friends at Erica Synths and Dr. Shalom D. Ruben, who's a teaching professor for engineering at the University of Colorado. Either way, it's an awesome entry point for anyone looking to get started in circuit design. (Or a great help if you've already disappeared down the rabbit hole.)"

Chapters
00:00 Feature Overview & Bundle Versions
01:32 Prototyping with Labor
03:23 Expansion Modules & Outro"



"Get started in circuit design with MKI x ES Labor! Developed in collaboration with Dr. Shalom D. Ruben teaching professor for engineering at the University of Colorado Labor is a fully-featured circuit design playground and a powerful electronics learning tool all in one. Created with the aim of serving as a universal learning tool for electronics engineering Labor enables users to delve into various aspects of electronics design from fundamental concepts to advanced techniques. Whether you're a beginner exploring the basics or an experienced engineer honing your skills Labor provides a versatile platform for experimentation and learning. Create your own filters oscillators envelopes sequencers – and whatever else you can come up with. Or use it to learn the basics by following along with our series of educational DIY kits.

Features
a built in dual power supply producing eurorack-compatible voltages, with built-in over current protection for safe experimenting
a modular interfacing section with 16 slots for potentiometers, jacks & switches
a pulse/triangle/sine oscillator (audio & LFO range)
a multi mode envelope generator controlled by a premium push button
a buffered variable control voltage source
an output amplifier with variable gain
a dedicated headphone output and a line-level output for recording, processing and analyzing the signal
an expansion slot for installing specialized prototyping tools
a protective lid to cover a breadboard.
EDU DIY Labor Basic Kit includes:

LABOR
Power Supply Unit
jumper cables
array of interfacing elements like potentiometers, jack sockets, switches
EDU DIY Labor Full Kit includes:

LABOR
Power Supply Unit
jumper cables
array of interfacing elements like potentiometers, jack sockets, switches
commonly used components (resistors, capacitors, chips, transistors) to start building circuits straight away


We – Erica Synths and Moritz Klein – have developed a series of educational DIY kits under the brand name mki x es.EDU with one specific goal in mind: to teach people with little-to-no prior experience how to design analog synthesizer circuits from scratch. What you’ll find in the box is not simply meant to be soldered together and then disappear in your rack. Instead, we want to take you through the circuit design process step by step, explaining every choice we’ve made and how it impacts the finished module.

NB! All kits in these series are simple and come with extensive user manuals which can be downloaded separately, therefore we will not provide customer support in case your DIY build fails to function or similar."

Friday, April 19, 2024

Erica Synths Introduces EDU DIY SNARE DRUM

Designing a simple analog snare drum from scratch

video upload by Moritz Klein

"No drum machine is really complete without a punchy, snappy snare. Together with the kick, it creates the rhythmic backbone for most grooves.

So in my ongoing quest for creating a Roland-inspired modular drum machine, I knew I had to come up with a snare circuit that would complement the kick and hi-hat I‘ve already designed. After a lot of fine tuning, I landed on a circuit that can emulate a TR-606, TR-808 or TR-909 snare."



No drum machine is really complete without a punchy, snappy Snare Drum. Together with the Kick, it creates the rhythmic backbone for most grooves. So for our percussion-focused second season of educational DIY kits, we knew we had to come up with a Snare circuit that would complement the Kick and Hi-Hat we’ve already released. After a lot of fine tuning, here’s what we came up with: introducing mki x es.edu DIY Snare Drum.

Features
Manual and CV controlled Tune
Tune CV depth attenuator
Manual Attack and Decay control
Manual and CV Snappy (noise and tone crossfade) control
Accent input

We – Erica Synths and Moritz Klein – have developed a series of educational DIY kits under the brand name mki x es.EDU with one specific goal in mind: to teach people with little-to-no prior experience how to design analog synthesizer circuits from scratch. What you’ll find in the box is not simply meant to be soldered together and then disappear in your rack. Instead, we want to take you through the circuit design process step by step, explaining every choice we’ve made and how it impacts the finished module.

NB! All kits in these series are simple and come with extensive user manuals which can be downloaded separately, therefore we will not provide customer support in case your DIY build fails to function or similar.

Friday, March 15, 2024

Erica EDU Kick and Hats! - Build and Demo


video upload by

"Hey! Finally back with some Synth DIY Action! These new Erica Synths and Moritz Klein .EDU modules expand the original system with amazing and powerful percussion sounds! In this video we build both kits and then take them for a groovy spin, come on in!

Stay Noisy!

Index:
INTRO 00:00
Hi Hat Build 01:00
Kick Build 04:31
Demo 06:38
Outro 16:49"

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Designing a simple analog hi-hat from scratch


video upload by Moritz Klein

"Build your own as a DIY eurorack kit:
https://www.ericasynths.lv/shop/diy-k...

Synthesized, analog hi-hats are pretty fascinating. That’s because emulating any kind of cymbal using an analog circuit is tough, since the sound a real cymbal produces is not quite pure noise – but also not really harmonic.

Still, a couple classic drum machines like the Roland TR-606 and TR-808 took their best shot at it, with quite strange sounding results that I personally really like. So I decided to follow suit and came up with this simple, but very versatile and crunchy sounding DIY hi-hat circuit."

Chapters
00:00 Intro & Sound Demo
01:30 Hi-Hat Basics
03:21 Metallic Noise Gen
06:25 Bandpass Filter
13:55 Distortion/VCA
19:12 Envelope/Gate-To-Trigger
22:10 Highpass Filter
26:50 Open Hi-Hat
28:32 Tune Control
35:34 Outro

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Albers - Stepped tones.


video upload by DecadeBridge

"Using audio rate oscillators patched into Albers' pitch inputs and then using the LFOs to create stepped tones. In the first part I use all four of Albers' oscillators as stepped tone generators and then have a little jam with the patch. In the second part I use a VCO to create two stepped tone generators with oscillators A and B and then use the other two as sustained notes. This is followed by another small jam with the patch.

00:00 - Patching Pam's pro workout (outputs 5 - 8) to Albers' pitch inputs.
02:58 - Adding more elements to the patch whilst having a jam. Delay has been added in Ableton.
07:38 - Using the square and saw wave outputs from the Moritz Klein VCO patched to Albers' oscillators A and B whilst using C and D to add static notes. Stepped tones and drones.
09:11 - Adding more elements to the patch whilst having a jam. Delay has been added in Ableton."

Thursday, April 06, 2023

Erica Synths EDU DIY Compressor Build and Demo


video upload by

"Erica Synths has a new range of EDU DIY modules designed in association with Moritz Klein. The first module is a Compressor with side chaining. This video is a build of the kit and a demo of the module."

Also see: Erica Synths Stereo Compressor Eurorack Module



Press release follows:

"Need some professional polish in your modular system? With this simple diode-based compressor, you can shape the dynamics of your sound, adding punch and consistency to your patches. Whether you’re looking to beef up your basslines, add sustain to your leads, or tame the peaks of your percussion, this circuit’s got you covered.

We – Erica Synths and Moritz Klein – have developed a series of educational DIY kits under the brand name mki x es.EDU with one specific goal in mind: to teach people with little-to-no prior experience how to design analog synthesizer circuits from scratch. What you’ll find in the box is not simply meant to be soldered together and then disappear in your rack. Instead, we want to take you through the circuit design process step by step, explaining every choice we’ve made and how it impacts the finished module.

NB! All kits in these series are simple and come with extensive user manuals which can be downloaded separately, therefore we will not provide customer support in case your DIY build fails to function or similar."

Monday, February 20, 2023

Lil' Nicky (Erica Synths mki x es.edu DIY synthesizer full system)


video upload by Greg Dixon

"This is a demonstration video for the Erica Synths mki x es.edu full system. The recorded audio is completely raw mono direct from the synthesizer with no added effects etc. I built the synthesizer (which I named "Lil' Nicky") including the case with kits designed by Moritz Klein and released by Erica Synths. Lil' Nicky is patched mostly with purple 18" cables by Luigi's Modular. The purple and black look of the synthesizer/ cables as well as it's name is an homage to the pop icon, Prince."

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Simple ADSR Envelope (Not the Fastest Envelope On the West)


video upload by KellerDev

"I started this project with the intend to modify a schematic from Moritz Klein to have Release CV. Than I discovered I can extend what I was doing to make it have distinct Decay also, and not control the Decay with the Release Control like the Original. I also made a couple more changes to the schematic, including an option for Release accent trigger."

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Erica Synths .EDU S&H/Noise - Building and Demo


video upload by Synth Diy Guy

"Building and playing this wonderful sample and hold/noise from Erica Synths and Moritz Klein's .EDU project!

My Website: https://www.quincasmoreira.com/
My Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/quincas

Stay Noisy!"

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Erica.EDU Diode Ladder Filter Kit!


video upload by Synth Diy Guy

"Building and playing this wonderful filter from Erica Synths and Moritz Klein's .EDU project!

My Website: https://www.quincasmoreira.com/
My Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/quincas

Stay Noisy!"

Friday, May 20, 2022

Top 10 eurorack modules Superbooth 22 – (A personal selection by Monotrail)


video upload by Monotrail Tech Talk

"Superbooth 22 is over, and this time I was finally able to hang around, meet some people, and see some new modules! I thought I’d make a little compilation with 10 modules that stood out to me. Among others a collaboration between Endorphin.es and Andrew Huang, the Xaoc devices Sophia, Verbos Electronics polyphonic envelope, and a project that involves Yann Tiersen. In this video I just explain why the modules stood out to me.

Timetable:
00:00 – Intro
00:28 – Endorphine.es / Andrew Huang - Ghost,
01:41 – Neuzeit Instruments - Quasar
03:12 – Knobula - Kickhain
04:44 – AtoV project - Dual Harmonic Oscillator
06:05 – Xaoc Devices – Sophia
06:59 – Bastl Instruments - Pizza
08:20 – Verbos Electronics – Polyphonic Envelope
09:35 – Instruo - Larachd
10:49 – Erica Synths / Moritz Klein – Edu series
11:40 – Eowave / Touellskouarn / Yann Tiersen - Ostilh "

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Erica Synths .EDU Sequencer - Building and Demo


video upload by Synth Diy Guy

Synth Diy Guy Erica Synths .EDU posts

"Part 4 of the series on Moritz Klein and Erica Synth's educational system! This time we build and play the Sequencer!

My Website: https://www.quincasmoreira.com/
My Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/quincas

Stay Noisy!"

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Live playing on a DIY Modular Synth


video upload by KellerDev

"Live Jam to test the spring Reverb module
The module has Low and High Pass Filter, feedback and distortortion(soft clipping).
Schematics, PCB, Code and KiCad Files: https://www.patreon.com/kellerdev
Sound Samples: https://soundcloud.com/kaloian-kraste...
The Sequencer, spring reverb and mixer are my design.
The VCF, VCA and ASR are from Moritz Klein: https://www.youtube.com/c/MoritzKlein0
The VCOs are from here: https://www.davidhaillant.com/simple-...
but I changed the temperature compensation to use NTC resistors"

Thursday, February 17, 2022

New Erica Synths mki x es .EDU DIY Eurorack Enclosure & PSU



via Erica Synths

The mki x es. edu project takes you on a journey of building a complete, self-contained eurorack system. Those who are already into eurorack will find the mki x es. edu modules to be a nice addition to their existing systems, but those who are about to take their first steps into modular synthesizers will need a reliable and safe power supply unit (PSU) and eurorack-compatible enclosure.

We designed a DIY eurorack PSU based on a DC/DC converter that turns +12VDC from a wall wart AC/DC adapter into eurorack standard bipolar +-12V. This ensures the voltage in your eurorack system never exceeds 12V and any area in your eurorack case is safe to touch. In order to reduce the overall cost of the case we do not use eurorack rails with threaded inserts or sliding nuts, instead, there are pre-drilled, threaded holes to accommodate the modules of the mki x es. edu system in a specific order.

NB! The enclosure & PSU are designed specifically to accommodate DIY modules from mki x es. edu series and are not compatible with other eurorack modules.

RRP: 110 EUR (VAT excl.)
MAP: 139 USD

mki x es. EDU enclosure & PSU
high-res photos of DIY EDU series
We – Erica Synths and Moritz Klein – have developed series of educational DIY kits under the brand name mki x es. EDU with one specific goal in mind: to teach people with little-to-no prior experience how to design analog synthesizer circuits from scratch. What you’ll find in the box is not simply meant to be soldered together and then disappear in your rack. Instead, we want to take you through the circuit design process step by step, explaining every choice we’ve made and how it impacts the finished module.

In total, we have developed 9 kits to build a fully featured modular mono-synth: a sequencer, a VCO, a wavefolder, a noise/S&H module, a mixer, a VCF, an Envelope generator, a dual VCA and an output stereo mixer with a headphone amplifier. Additionally, an affordable eurorack case with a DIY PSU will also be available. While these kits are easy to build, we did not compromise on design and functionality. We will launch one kit every 4-6 weeks. Each kit comes with an extensive user manual (40+ pages) that will dive deep into not only the electronics behind each circuit, but also the fundamental principles of sound synthesis.

We hope that the mki x es. EDU project will inspire future engineers and will contribute to the ever growing diversity of electronic music technology.

More information coming soon

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

KellerDev Arduino DIY Modular Synthesizer


videos uploaded by KellerDev

Playlist:
1. DIY Modular Synthesizer Test
Playing arround with a melody on this diy modular synth
2. DIY 16 Step Sequencer
DIY 16 Step Sequencer for a modular Synthesizer. It uses a couple of shift registers and an Arduino Nano. The frequency for each step is read by the ADC of the arduino, then quantized and played back through the PWM as CV. The v/oct scale is set by an opamp
3. Arduino DIY synth, sequencer and drum machine
This is a DIY synthesizer made with the mozzi library and Arduino Nano. It uses 4 multiplexers CD4051 and three decade counters 4017. Sound samples : https://soundcloud.com/kaloian-kraste...
4. DIY analog Synth - Arduino Nano PWM CV output
Setup for Control Voltage output for a DIY analog synthesizer, using the PWM from arduino. Adjusting it to align with the 1v/octave standard.Most modules so far are from Moritz Klein, including the Diode Ladder Filter. Here's a sound example : https://soundcloud.com/kaloian-kraste...

Monday, February 07, 2022

New Erica Synths MK1 vs es.EDU Dual VCA - Build and Demo


video upload by Synth Diy Guy

"Part 2 of the series on Moritz Klein and Erica Synth's educational system! This time we build, calibrate and play the cool dual VCA!"

Part one here.

https://www.quincasmoreira.com/
https://www.patreon.com/quincas

Introducing the mki x es.edu DIY VCA kit

video upload by Moritz Klein



"The mki x es. EDU VCA is simple, yet efficient dual VCA for your eurorack system. It has DC coupled inputs, so you can use the VCA both for audio and CV signals. Inputs of the second VCA are normalled to the first one, which allows to split audio signal to both VCA or control both VCAs with a single CV. A 60 page build manual explains electronics behind the module and provides step-by step build instructions.

RRP: 55 EUR (VAT excl.)
MAP: 69 USD"

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Erica' Synths .EDU VCO - Building, tuning, playing


video upload by Synth Diy Guy

"Erica Synths and Moritz Klein have teamed up to offer an incredible full system, designed to teach you about electronics and circuit design for real!"

https://www.quincasmoreira.com/
https://www.patreon.com/quincas

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Erica Synths mki x es.EDU Educational DIY Kit Line Created with Mortiz Klein


video upload by Moritz Klein

Full playlist further below.

"As some of you already know, I'll be releasing a series of DIY kits with the good people at Erica Synths. In this stream, we'll check out some of the prototypes, talk about the design process & the circuits themselves and – of course – hear what they sound like."


"Erica Synths and Moritz Klein – have developed a series of educational DIY kits under the brand name mki x es.EDU with one specific goal in mind: to teach people with little-to-no prior experience how to design analog synthesizer circuits from scratch. What you’ll find in the box is not simply meant to be soldered together and then disappear in your rack. Instead, we want to take you through the circuit design process step by step, explaining every choice we’ve made and how it impacts the finished module.

In total, we have developed 9 kits to build a fully-featured modular monosynth: a sequencer, a VCO, a wavefolder, a noise/S&H module, a mixer, a VCF, an Envelope generator, a dual VCA, and an output stereo mixer with a headphone amplifier. Additionally, an affordable eurorack case with a DIY PSU will also be available. While these kits are easy to build, we did not compromise on design and functionality. We will launch one kit every 4-6 weeks. Each kit comes with an extensive user manual (40+ pages) that will dive deep into not only the electronics behind each circuit but also the fundamental principles of sound synthesis.

We hope that the mki x es.EDU project will inspire future engineers and will contribute to the ever-growing diversity of electronic music technology."

Mortiz Klein Playlist
video uploads by Mortiz Klein

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

RIP Thereminist Barbara Buchholz


Today we lost one of the great theremin players of our time. Barbara Buchholz was a master student of Leon Theremin's grand neice, Lydia Kavina. Do not miss her performances below.

via Wikipedia: "Buchholz was born in Duisburg. She studied flute, guitar, bass guitar and singing at the Bielefeld University. She earned her first success as a bass player in the German woman jazz band Reichlich Weiblich.[1] Since the early 1980s she worked on various interdisciplinary projects both as performer and composer. She produced e.g. Tap It Deep - „midified“ Steppdance and music, Human Interactivity and Theremin: Berlin-Moscow.

At the end of the 1990s Buchholz met Lydia Kavina, the grandniece of Léon Theremin; later she went to Moscow and became a master student of Kavina. In jazz and contemporary music she develops new playing techniques and experiments with various sound possibilities for the theremin. Together with Kavina, in 2005 Buchholz founded the Platform Touch! Don't Touch! for theremin. New compositions for the platform were worked out amongst others by Moritz Eggert, Michael Hirsch, Caspar Johannes Walter, Juliane Klein, Peter Gahn, Gordon Kampe and Sidney Corbett. Buchholz performed in a trio with Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen and live electronics performer Jan Bang,[2] tours with Jazz Bigband Graz in the framework of ELECTRIC POETRY & Lo-Fi Cookies and conducts solo performances as well.

She played the theremin in various contemporary works, like The Little Mermaid, a ballet by John Neumeier, music by Lera Auerbach, and in the operas Linkerhand by Moritz Eggert and Bestmann-Opera by Alex Nowitz.

In 2009 Buchholz participated in the talent show - the German version of Got Talent - and succeeded in presenting the theremin to a wide audience.[3][4]

She died of Cancer on April,10th, 2012."

via Theremin World

Barbara Buchholz Talkshow Tietjen und Hirschhausen NDR.avi

YouTube Uploaded by Mr21gramm on Aug 25, 2010
The performance comes in at 5:23.

Vocalise - Barbara Buchholz (live) Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, 19.05.2010

YouTube Uploaded by Lachos19 on Aug 17, 2010

"Barbara Buchholz performing 'Vocalise' by Sergej Rachmaninov on Theremin at a concert in the "Museum für Moderne Kunst" in Frankfurt."

Note her theremin was the tVoxTour, a Russian made theremin that is no longer in production according to Theremin World.

Update via Pedro Trotz in the comments: "Video of her performance at Sa Taronja, Andratx (Mallorca):"

YouTube Uploaded by ubikac on Oct 8, 2010

"Open Ends @ Andratx (Mallorca). Octubre 2010."
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