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.
3.5mm Jack - Qingpu, Eurorack, TRS, Switched, Panel or PC Mount
3.5mm TRS jacks with a switched tip found in many DIY Eurorack projects. These Qingpu Electronics jacks can be panel mounted with wires or more commonly PCB mounted. The PJ3410 jacks can be used for both mono and stereo signals. Hardware sold separately. See accessory items below.
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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 - SSI2144, Ladder VCF, Sound Semiconductor
The second of two legendary SSM filter updates, the FatKeys™ SSI2144 is a dedicated four-pole low-pass ladder filter with on-chip resonance control. Original designer Dave Rossum did a number of performance updates such as lower noise, improved control feedthrough, and logical pin grouping but otherwise left this sweet-sounding VCF alone. The SSI2144 reprises the SSM2044 of legacy chipmaker Solid State Micro Technology, which many believe to be the best-sounding analog synthesis filter IC ever produced. Based on Dave Rossum’s patented classic improved ladder topology, the SSI2144 allows rich tonal characteristics that showcase the very best attributes of subtractive synthesis. The SSI2144 uses the same internal circuit as the SSM2044 but incorporates improvements by the original designer and takes advantage of modern process technology.
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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 - Song Huei, Linear, 9mm, Tall
Linear taper, vertical mount, Song Huei pots with a 6mm shaft. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, modular synthesizers, and other projects where space is limited. The knurled shaft features a painted indicator line so no knob is required. These tall versions have a 17mm shaft length and a total height of 25mm. For audio taper versions, see R-VSHL-AX. For center notched linear taper versions, see R-VSHL-BX-CN.
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Potentiometer - Song Huei, Audio, 9mm, Tall
Audio taper, vertical mount, Song Huei pots with a 6mm shaft. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, modular synthesizers, and other projects where space is limited. The knurled shaft features a painted indicator line so no knob is required. These tall versions have a 17mm shaft length and a total height of 25mm. For linear taper versions, see R-VSHL-BX. For center notched, linear taper versions, see R-VSHL-BX-CN.
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Integrated Circuit - SSI2130, VCO, Sound Semiconductor
The FatKeys™ SSI2130 Voltage Controlled Oscillator provides beautiful triangle, sawtooth, pulse, and square waveforms with unprecedented temperature stability; and adds an on-chip mixer, low distortion sine wave generator, through-zero FM/PM capability and more in an ultra-compact PCB footprint.
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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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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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Potentiometer - Song Huei, Center Notched, Linear, 9mm, Tall
Linear taper, vertical mount, Song Huei pots with a 6mm shaft and a notched center position sometimes called a center detent. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, modular synthesizers, and other projects where space is limited. The knurled shaft features a painted indicator line so no knob is required. These tall versions have a 17mm shaft length and a total height of 25mm. For audio taper versions, see R-VSHL-AX. For standard linear taper versions, see R-VSHL-BX.
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Resistors - ¼ Watt, Metal Film, 1% tolerance
Package of 5
Metal Film resistors consist of a resistive element of an extremely thin layer of metal alloy vacuum deposited on a substrate. Precise and quiet. Package of 5. These resistors are perfect for pedal builders! 1/4 watt.
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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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Washer - CTS, Flat, for Potentiometers
Package of 10
Flat washer for 3/8" bushing. Perfect fit for CTS potentiometers. Package of 10.
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Capacitor - 25V, Radial Lead, Electrolytic
Package of 5
High quality, radial leaded, aluminum electrolytic capacitors rated at 25VDC.
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LED - 5mm, Water Clear, High Brightness, Package of 5
Package of 5
Colors Available:
High brightness 5mm LED. Great for use in pedal and amp builds as well as other applications where a bold, bright, indicator is needed. Multiple colors available.
  • 5mm size
  • Water clear
  • High brightness
  • Multiple colors available
  • Package of 5
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Resistors - ¼ Watt, Carbon Film, 5% tolerance
Package of 5
Carbon Film resistors are made by vacuum depositing a thin carbon film on a ceramic form. A good choice for applications which require a steady, low power drop. Package of 5. These resistors are perfect for pedal builders!
  • 1/4 watt
  • ± 5% tolerance
  • EIA color coded
  • .24" long x .08" diameter
  • Package of 5
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LED - 3mm, Water Clear, High Brightness, Package of 5
Package of 5
Colors Available:
High brightness 3mm LED. Great for use in pedal builds and other applications where a bold, bright, indicator is needed. Multiple colors available.
  • 3mm size
  • Water clear
  • High brightness
  • Multiple colors available
  • Package of 5
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Resistors - ⅛ Watt, Metal Film, 1% tolerance
Package of 5
Metal Film resistors consist of a resistive element of an extremely thin layer of metal alloy vacuum deposited on a substrate. Precise and quiet. These 1/8W resistors have a very small body and are great for tight builds.
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Nut & Washer - Panel, for ⅜" Potentiometers and Jacks
Package of 100
Replacement nut and washer for pots and jacks that feature a ⅜" bushing with 3/8-32 threading. Sold in packs containing 100 nuts and 100 washers.
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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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Knob - Small, Indicator Line, set screw
Colors Available:
New!:
Small knobs, .744" diameter, .57" height. Davies 1510 clone.
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Knob - Chicken Head, mini, high-quality, brass insert, Set Screw
Colors Available:
New!:
High quality miniature chicken head knob with set screw for smaller applications. 0.90" long nose to tail. Mini Davies 2300 clone.
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Nut - M8x0.75 hex, for potentiometers / switches / jacks
Package of 5
M8 x 0.75 threaded hex nut. For use on potentiometers, switches, and jacks.
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Wire - 22 AWG Stranded Core, PVC, 600V, 50 Foot Roll
Colors Available:
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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