Mixing might be more of a utility function in a modular synthesizer – but this doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be dull and boring. Case in point: this super simple three-channel mixer with built-in diode distortion will make your patches sound delightfully rough.
Erica Synths and Mortiz 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, they want to take you through the circuit design process step by step, explaining every choice they'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.