Rakit Drum Synth - Build/Solder your own Drum Synthesizer

A workshop from EMF 2022 by Darren Blaxcell - rakits.co.uk

On Sunday June 5, 2022 at in Workshop 3

Participants can build their own Electronic Noisemaker or Synth Kit, learn to solder and become familiar with circuit boards and components along the way.

The Rakit Drum Synth is based on the (now rare) Boss PC-2/AMDEK PCK-100 percussion synthesizer. The synth is triggered by a piezo disc which is sensitive to how hard you tap the top panel giving subtle differences in the envelope. The sounds are generated by a VCO optionally modulated by a frequency sweep, LFO, Pitch CV or all three. Its a true analogue synthesis engine.

Please bring a smartphone to browse the instructions or any of your own equipment.

Two experienced engineers will be on hand to steer people in the right direction and offer a helping hand. Please, ask us questions!