The Rakit Metal Synth uses a Polivok’s inspired filter core along with a punchy AD envelope to produce a variety of fun/metallic sounds.Designed by Rakit in United Kingdom
What is it? 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 design…Read More…
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.
How it Works - The synth is triggered by a piezo disc which is sensitive to how hard you tap the top panel giving subtle differences in the two stage envelope.
The noise is generated digitally by a pre-programmed microcontroller. The filter at the heart of the unit can be controlled and modified by the Sweep, lowpass/bandpass, Resonance, Cutoff and Cutoff CV.
SENS: Sets the sensitivity of the trigger/touchpad.
DECAY1: Sets the decay time of the louder initial hit (body).
DECAY2: Sets the lasting decay time (tail).
CUTOFF: Sets the filter’s cutoff frequency and the bias for control voltages to be summed with.
SWEEP: Controls the amount of sweep applied to the cutoff frequency.
RES: Sets the filter’s resonance. The filter will oscillate at max!
AUX IN: A mono input of your choosing.
TRIGGER, CUTOFF CV, AUX IN and OUTPUT connectors are all 3.5mm mono.
SOUND OUTPUT: The Metal 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 (with screw)||3|
|3.5mm Mono Socket||1|
|A100k Log Potentiometer||2|
|B504 500k Linear Potentiometer||2|
|B102 1k0 Linear Potentiometer||1|
|B103 10k Linear Potentiometer||1|
|50k Trim potentiometer||2|
|Right Angle SPST Slide Switch||2|
|Horizontal DPDT Slide Switch||3|
|1n0 Box Capacitor||1|
|3n3 Box Capacitor||3|
|47n Box Capacitor||1|
|100n Ceramic Capacitor||3|
|4k7 Resistor Network||1|
|100k Resistor Network||1|
|100k 0.6W 1% Resistor||6|
|33k 0.6W 1% Resistor||1|
|47k 0.6W 1% Resistor||2|
|22k 0.6W 1% Resistor||13|
|10k 0.6W 1% Resistor||13|
|499k 0.6W 1% Resistor||1|
|560R 0.6W 1% Resistor||1|
|4M7 0.6W 1% Resistor||1|
|1k0 0.6W 1% Resistor||6|
|3k3 0.6W 1% Resistor||1|
|1M0 0.6W 1% Resistor||3|
|2k2 0.6W 1% Resistor||3|
|3mm Blue LED||2|
|Signal Diode 1N4148||3|
|Schottky diode IN5819||1|
|Op Amp 2904 IC||1|
|Op Amp LM324N||1|
|Op Amp NJM4250D||2|
|78L05 5V Regulator||1|
|2N3904 NPN Transistor||3|
|1u0 Electrolytic Capacitor||1|
|4u7 Electrolytic Capacitor||1|
|10u Electrolytic Capacitor||1|
|100u Electrolytic Capacitor||5|
|PCB – Top, Inside, Left Wing, Right Wing||4|
|Battery Snap to Barrel||1|
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Marc | Nov. 1, 2021
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