A quirky drum synthesizer clone that you can build yourself or buy complete.Designed by Rakit in United Kingdom
What is it? Available as a kit or a fully made unit, the Rakit Drum Synth is based on the Boss PC-2/AMDEK PCK-100 percussion synthesizer. The sounds produced by the synth are not limited to what yo...Read More…
Available as a kit or a fully made unit, the Rakit Drum Synth is based on the 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 added a few extra modifications:
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+).
SENS: Sets the sensitivity of the trigger/touchpad.
DECAY: Sets the decay time of the VCA and the SWEEP modulation.
RATE: Sets the LFO frequency.
DEPTH: Sets the amount of LFO to be applied to the VCO.
SWEEP: Controls the amount of sweep applied to the VCO.
PITCH: Sets the VCO's frequency before modulation.
TRIGGER, PITCH CV and OUTPUT connectors are all 3.5mm mono.
SOUND OUTPUT: The Drum Synth is capable of generating a wide range of frequencies and as such will work best with a wide range speaker/amplifier rather than a typical guitar/bass amp.
Power - Get yourself a 9V PP3 battery to use with the battery-barrel jack connector supplied in your kit for a mobile device or if you would prefer a power supply make sure its rated +8V to +12V DC and has a centre positive barrel jack. 2.1mm (centre) x 5.5mm (outside)
This kit requires skill and precision to complete, but trust us when we say it is well worth the effort!! The only equipment needed to complete this kit is a soldering iron and a pair of flush cutters. We are unable to provide individual customer support with kit building so please see the easy to follow assembly guide to gauge difficulty before purchasing. It can be downloaded or viewed on the Rakit website along with our handy soldering tutorial and blog containing some fun hacks!
|3.5mm Mono Socket||3|
|A100k Log Potentiometer||4|
|B504 500k Linear Potentiometer||1|
|B102 1k0 Linear Potentiometer||1|
|50k Trim potentiometer||2|
|2.1mm/5.5mm Barrel Power Socket||1|
|Right Angle SPST Slide Switch||2|
|Horizontal DPDT Slide Switch||3|
|1n0 Box Capacitor||4|
|3n3 Box Capacitor||1|
|22n Box Capacitor||1|
|47n Box Capacitor||3|
|100k 0.6W 1% Resistor||11|
|33k 0.6W 1% Resistor||2|
|47k 0.6W 1% Resistor||11|
|22k 0.6W 1% Resistor||5|
|10k 0.6W 1% Resistor||5|
|4k7 0.6W 1% Resistor||4|
|390R 0.6W 1% Resistor||1|
|4M7 0.6W 1% Resistor||1|
|1k0 0.6W 1% Resistor||5|
|56k 0.6W 1% Resistor||1|
|1M0 0.6W 1% Resistor||1|
|220k 0.6W 1% Resistor||1|
|OTA IC BA6110||1|
|Op Amp 4558 IC||1|
|Op Amp 358/2904 IC||3|
|3mm Blue LED||2|
|Signal Diode 1N4148||3|
|Schottky diode IN5819||1|
|2N3904 NPN Transistor||2|
|2N3906 PNP Transistor||2|
|2SC945P NPN Transistor||2|
|1u0 Electrolytic Capacitor||3|
|10u Electrolytic Capacitor||2|
|100u Electrolytic Capacitor||1|
|PCB – Top, Inside, Left and Right||4|
|Battery Snap to Barrel||1|
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