Synth & Eurorack Parts / DIY

Our Synth & Eurorack Parts / DIY category is a curated list of items that are commonly found in synth/eurorack projects. The items and filters here do not represent our full lineup of parts. If you don't see what you are looking for, check out our main categories or send us a suggestion and we'll look into adding it.
Integrated Circuit - SSI2162, Dual VCA, Sound Semiconductor
The FatKeys™ SSI2162 provides two independent VCA channels, and like its SSI2161 and SSI2164 siblings offers great flexibility in design of dynamics processors, automatic or remote level control, and voltage controlled filters. Highly compact 10-lead SSOP package. The SSI2162 is a versatile VCA building block for high-performance audio applications. Two independent channels provide voltage control of a current-mode input and output for a gain range from +20dB to –100dB, with control provided by a ground-referenced –33mV/dB constant. The device offers considerable flexibility for a wide range of design goals and applications. A unique mode control allows selection of Class A, Class AB, or in-between using a single resistor. In addition, improved current handling allows use of lower value input resistors for reduced output noise without loss of headroom. Both channels can be parallel-connected for further noise improvement.
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Regulator - 7805, 5 Volt, 1A, Linear Voltage Regulator
5V linear regulator with up to 1 amp of current in a TO-220 package. This style of regulator can be found in many power supplies and also modular synth circuits as well as some stomp boxes. These voltage regulators are monolithic integrated circuits designed as fixed−voltage regulators for a wide variety of applications including local, on−card regulation. These regulators employ internal current limiting, thermal shutdown, and safe−area compensation. With adequate heatsinking they can deliver output currents in excess of 1.0 A. Although designed primarily as a fixed voltage regulator, these devices can be used with external components to obtain adjustable voltages and currents.
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Integrated Circuit - SSI2140, Multi-Mode VCF, Sound Semiconductor
The SSI2140 is a new-generation voltage controlled filter that provides four highly-configurable variable transconductance cells for a wide variety of pole and mode combinations, and adds significant new features.
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Integrated Circuit - SSI2161, Single VCA, Sound Semiconductor
A very high performance single-channel VCA for the most demanding applications, the ProCircuit™ SSI2161 offers industry-leading lowest-noise, and a mode control to optimize noise vs. distortion performance. All at low-cost and in a 10-lead SSOP package. The SSI2161 is a versatile VCA building block for high-performance audio applications. A single channel provides voltage control of current-mode inputs and outputs for a gain range from +20dB to –100dB, with control provided by a ground-referenced –33mV/dB constant. The device offers considerable flexibility for a wide range of design goals and applications. A unique mode control allows selection of Class A, Class AB, or in-between using a single resistor. In addition, improved current handling allows use of lower value input resistors for reduced output noise without loss of headroom.
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Integrated Circuit - SSI2164, Quad VCA, Sound Semiconductor
The FatKeys™ SSI2164 is perhaps the most flexible VCA available, with four independent channels for lowest cost-per-VCA. The user-selectable mode control allows Class A, AB, or intermediate biasing, and current inputs and outputs provide great design freedom. Ideal for voltage-controlled filters. The SSI2164 is a versatile VCA building block for high-performance audio applications. Four independent channels provide voltage control of current-mode inputs and outputs for a gain range from +20dB to –100dB, with control provided by a ground-referenced –33mV/dB constant. The SSI2164 will directly retrofit existing SSM/V2164 positions while offering improvements that include significantly lower overall distortion, on-chip protection against asymmetrical power failure, and a substantial increase of input current handling. The device offers considerable flexibility for a wide range of design goals and applications.
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical
Linear taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Vertical
Audio taper (log), vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
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¼" Jack - Switchcraft, Enclosed, Mono, Shunt Tip
The Switchcraft Type 112A enclosed ¼” jack is a high quality jack featuring a switched tip. This jack has three solder lugs. One for the tip, one for the sleeve, and one for the switch which connects to the tip when no plug is inserted. These jacks have been widely used across the industry and can also be found in many popular 5U synthesizers. Includes nut and washer
  • Type 112AX
  • 0.276" bushing length (standard)
  • Mates with standard ¼" plugs and is available with 0.25" inside diameter bushing.
  • Mono 2-Conductor
  • Includes nut and washer
  • Tip is shunt
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Panel - Eurorack Blanks, Reversible Black / Aluminum, 1.6mm
Aluminum blank panels for use with eurorack synths. These 1.6mm thick panels feature a painted black side and a bare aluminum side. Simply flip the panel around to match your color scheme. Elongated holes are used for the mounting holes to ensure a proper fit in your rack. These low cost panels are great for filling gaps in your system or making DIY modules. Blank panels are also referred to as blind panels. Standard Eurorack panels have the same height of 128.5mm but the width varies and is measured in HP. HP is short for horizontal pitch. A single HP is 0.2” (5.08mm). The 2HP panel will measure 0.4” wide (10.16mm”) and the 20HP panel will measure 4.0” wide (101.6mm).
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Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, Solid Shaft, 16mm
16mm solid shaft audio potentiometers. These pots are a great for any project. The smaller size is useful for builds with limited panel space such as guitar pedals, synthesizer modules, and adding modifications to equipment. Washer and nut included.
  • Threading: M7 x 0.75
  • Distance between terminals: 5 mm (0.197”)
  • Busing Length: 6.5mm (0.256")
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35mm ( 0.250")
  • Taper: Audio (Log)
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Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 3-Position, PC Pins
Carling mini-toggle switch, double pole/double throw, PC Pins. ¼" mounting hole diameter. 0.354" bushing length. 3-Position.
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Regulator - 5 Volt, Linear Voltage Regulator
5V Linear Regulator. Used in MOD® kits. This fixed-voltage monolithic integrated circuit voltage regulator is suitable for applications that required supply current up to 100 mA.
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Trimmer - Bourns, 3296Y, Multiturn, Top Adjust, PCB Mount
High-quality Bourns 3296Y trimpots. These sealed cermet trimmers have 25 turns for precision setting. ±10% tolerance.
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ProtoBoard - Fits 1590B, 1 sided, 2-hole strips
Prototyping circuit board (PCB) designed to fit the Hammond 1590B die-cast aluminum enclosure. It has a convenient 2-hole pattern, which provides an easy way to connect parts while maximizing usable board area. It can be used as a stand-alone prototyping board, or installed in a Hammond 1590B enclosure. For fastening your project to a surface see our adhesive standoffs (S-H190-X) Features:
  • Single-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board.
  • Convenient 2-hole pattern provides an easy way to connect parts.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering. Lead free and RoHS compatible.
  • 0.042" holes are drilled on 0.1" (2.54mm) centers. 2 mounting holes.
  • PCB Size 2.05 x 4.05 in (52.1 x 102.9 mm)
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Wire - 22 AWG Stranded Core, PVC, 600V, Variety Pack
Variety pack, 10 feet for each color. 6 colors, 60 feet total. 600V stranded. Strands are tinned individually. See photos for detail. UL style 1015, rated to 105 degrees C. Perfect for new projects or rewiring any electrical equipment.
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Reverb Module - Accutronics Belton, Digi-Log, horizontal, mini
A great digital reverb sound that easily replaces a spring reverberation unit. Small package is half the size of the P-RBTDR-1H-X
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Transistor - 2N5089, TO-92 case, NPN
General purpose low level, low noise amplifier. Silicon NPN transistor.
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Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 2-Position, PC Pins
Carling mini-toggle switch, SPDT, PC Pins. 2-Position.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 2-Position On/On
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Single pole/Double throw (SPDT)
  • PC mount pins
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Op-Amp - TL072, Dual, Low-Noise, JFET Input, 8-Pin DIP
The TL072 is a high speed JFET input dual operational amplifier incorporating well matched, high voltage JFET and bipolar transistors in a monolithic integrated circuit. The device features high slew rates, low input bias and offset current, and low offset voltage temperature coefficient.
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Capacitor - 50V, Radial Lead, Electrolytic
Package of 5
High quality, radial leaded, aluminum electrolytic capacitors rated at 50VDC.
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Capacitor - 0.002uF, 1000V, Ceramic Disc, ± 10%
0.002uF ceramic disc capacitor rated for up to 1kV, ± 10% tolerance.
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Wire - 22 AWG Solid Core, PVC, 600V, 50 Foot Roll
Colors Available:
600V solid wire. UL style 1015, rated to 105 degrees C. Perfect for new projects, rewiring electrical equipment, or use in breadboards, perfboard, and veroboard/stripboard.
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Keyboard Key - Korg, "C" & "F" keys
For use with M1, Trinity, Triton, 01-W, Wavestation and i30 keyboards.
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Transistor - 2N5088, Bipolar, General Purpose
2N5088 NPN Bipolar Junction Transistor in TO-92 package
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