Erica Synths has introduced a new educational line of DIY modular synth kits, mki x es.EDU, created together with Moritz Klein.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“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.”

The line will feature 9 kits, which will allow you to build a fully-featured modular monosynth, including: 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. The line will also include an affordable Eurorack case with a DIY power supply.

Each kit will also include an extensive user manual that will dive deep into not only the electronics behind each circuit, but also the fundamental principles of sound synthesis.

Pricing and Availability:

The first of the modules, the VCO, is available now, priced at € 60.00. They expect to launch the remaining kits every 4-6 weeks.

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