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.
Optocoupler - Xvive, Vactrol, VTL5C Series
High quality vactrols from Xvive. The Xvive vactrols are clones of the original Excelitas / Perkins-Elmer vactrols used in man effects pedals, synthesizers, compressors and other equipment. These vactrols feature a thick epoxy sealed casing. The VTL5C3 and VTL5C3/2 both have a steep slope, good dynamic range, a very low temperature coefficient of resistance, and a small light history memory.
Starting at $5.50
Knob - Scalloped Edge, Indicator Line, Set Screw, Brass Insert
Colors Available:
The P-K801-BRASS is a custom built Davies 1900H clone. This knob features a brass insert in addition to a thick plastic build resulting in the most solid version of this knob available. The thick plastic eliminates the unfortunate hairline fractures that can commonly be found near the set screw of other versions. The P-K801-BRASS has an infilled painted indicator and fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
$0.95
Knob - Small, Indicator Line, set screw
Colors Available:
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The P-K380 is a high quality Davies 1510 clone. This classic design can be found on countless pedals, synths, amps and other equipment. The set screw uses a metal insert for additional stability and durability. This knob has an infilled painted indicator and fits 1/4" (6.35mm) pot shafts. The P-K380 pairs nicely with the color matched P-K801-BRASS-X knobs.
Starting at $0.70
Integrated Circuit - SSI2131, VCO, Sound Semiconductor
The FatKeys™ SSI2131 Voltage Controlled Oscillator provides the core VCO function with buffered triangle, sawtooth, and variable-width pulse waveform outputs over a ten-octave range. The device offers unparalleled temperature stability, exponentiality, waveform integrity, and ease of use while requiring an absolute minimum of external components. The SSI2131 is a new-generation voltage controlled oscillator for high-performance electronic musical instruments and other systems requiring accurate audio-band waveform generation. The device offers unprecedented levels of temperature stability, exponentiality, waveform integrity, and ease of use.
$7.50
Integrated Circuit - DAB2130, VCO, Sound Semiconductor
The Sound Semiconductor DAB2130 is a pre-soldered DIP converter for the SSI2130. This board features the SSI2130 and two decoupling caps for the V+ and V- inputs. The pinout is labelled on the board and matches the QFN pinout. This adapter features a 32 pin DIP base with a .600 in. width. The pins are machined so a machine socket is recommended. For the standard QFN version, please see P-Q-SSI2130.
The first new VCO IC in decades, and worth the wait! 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.
The SSI2130 is a new-generation voltage controlled oscillator subsystem for high-performance electronic musical instruments.
$19.95
StripBoard - Single Sided, 3.94” x 3.15”, Mounting Holes
ST2 StripBoard is a prototyping circuit board with a standard long strip pattern. Tracks run the length of the board. The long tracks are convenient for power and ground rails, and for signal buses. Strips can be cut as needed to make smaller tracks and circuit pads. It has 0.1" hole spacing for DIP integrated circuits and headers and other parts. ST2 has higher quality than traditional stripboard. The holes are drilled, not punched. The base material is high-quality FR4 glass epoxy board. It has better stability and moisture resistance than boards using phenolic or SRBP (synthetic resin bonded paper), which can warp with exposure to humidity. Features
  • Standard stripboard pattern, with tracks running the length of the board.
  • Single-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering.
$5.50
StripBoard - Single Sided, 6.30” x 3.94”
ST3U StripBoard is a prototyping circuit board with a standard long strip pattern. Tracks run the length of the board. The long tracks are convenient for power and ground rails, and for signal buses. Strips can be cut as needed to make smaller tracks and circuit pads. It has 0.1" hole spacing for DIP integrated circuits and headers and other parts. It has higher quality than traditional stripboard. The holes are drilled, not punched. The base material is high-quality FR4 glass epoxy board. It has better stability and moisture resistance than boards using phenolic or SRBP (synthetic resin bonded paper), which can warp with exposure to humidity. Features
  • Standard stripboard pattern, with tracks running the length of the board.
  • Single-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering.
$9.95
Breadboard - Solderable PCB, 3.00” x 1.90”
The SB400 Solderable PCB BreadBoard enables you to transfer your circuit and wires from a plug-in breadboard without recutting wires or changing your layout. The SB400 has the same pattern and spacing as a standard 400 connection point BB400 solderless plug-in breadboard. It has a standard 5-hole strip for each IC pin, just like solderless breadboards plus 4 power rails. However, it has the advantage that soldered joints provide a more reliable long-term connection than solderless contacts. The SB400 has four power rails like solderless breadboards, plus two bonus rails for power or signals. There are bonus two-hole pads along the centerline allowing DIL (dual in-line) headers to be used. BPS prototyping boards use high-quality FR4 glass epoxy PCBs for long life, with an anti-tarnish protective coating for easy soldering.
$4.95
PadBoard - Double Sided, Plated Holes, 3.94” x 3.15”, Mounting Holes
The PadBoard-2 prototyping circuit board has a general purpose pad-per-hole pattern which is good for analog and digital use. It is a double-sided board with plated holes, which allows components to be soldered to either side of the board. A square pad is provided every 5th hole, which makes it easy to align components on the top and bottom of the board. Features
  • Pad-per-hole prototyping board with plated-thru holes. A square pad every 5th hole makes it easy to align components on top and bottom.
  • Double-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board with plated holes. Components can be soldered to either side.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering. Lead free and RoHS compatible.
  • 31 x 39 holes, 0.037" holes are drilled on 0.1" (2.54mm) centers. Four 0.125” mounting holes.
  • Size2 = 100 x 80mm (3.94 x 3.15in), 1/16" thick (1.6mm)
$6.85
PadBoard - Double Sided, Plated Holes, 6.30” x 3.94”, Mounting Holes
The PadBoard-3U prototyping circuit board has a general purpose pad-per-hole pattern which is good for general purpose analog and digital use. It is a double-sided board with plated holes, which allows components to be soldered to either side of the board. A square pad is provided every 5th hole, which makes it easy to align components on the top and bottom of the board. The PCB accepts a 96 pin DIN-41612 VME connector for backplane or board-to-board applications. Holes for ejector latches are provided. Features
  • Pad-per-hole prototyping board with plated-thru holes. A square pad every 5th hole makes it easy to align components on top and bottom.
  • Double-sided high-quality FR4 glass-epoxy circuit board with plated holes. Components can be soldered to either side.
  • 1oz/ft2 copper with an anti-tarnish coating for easy soldering.
$12.95
Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 2 Position, Solder Lugs, Flatted
Carling mini-toggle switch, DPDT, ideal for phase switching, coil-tapping, series/parallel pickup switching in guitars. This switch features a flattened actuator.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Double pole/Double throw (DPDT)
$4.95
Knob - Chicken Head, mini, high-quality, brass insert, Set Screw
Colors Available:
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High quality miniature chicken head knob with set screw for smaller applications. 0.90" long nose to tail. Mini Davies 2300 clone.
$0.79
Knob - Mini Indicator, Set Screw, 15mm x 11mm
Colors Available:
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Mini fluted knob with infilled indicator line. Pairs well with the larger P-K850X. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
  • Height: 11mm
  • Diameter: 15mm
  • Fits 1/4" shaft with set screw
$0.75
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.
$0.80
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.
$0.80
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.
$0.80
Washer - Flat, M3, Nylon, for Front Panels
Package of 10
Colors Available:
High quality nylon M3 flat washers. These durable washers fit perfectly on M3 threaded screws. The small outside diameter provides a clean look beneath the head of the screw. These are great mounting washers for preventing rack rash on front panels like Eurorack synths or any other use where the surface beneath the screw requires protection.
$0.95
Wire - Weico, 24AWG Stranded, Top Coat Pre-Tinned, 300V, 50 Feet
Colors Available:
High quality 24AWG wire from Weico featuring a topcoat of solder over the strands. This wire is pre-tinned in the sense that a coating of solder is already applied, bonding the individual strands together so no additional tinning is required. This wire is ready to go as soon as it is cut and stripped making assembly that much easier. Rated at 300V and offered in a variety of colors, this wire is a great option for a variety of different projects.
$7.50
Integrated Circuit - Spin FV-1, DSP, Multi-Effect / Reverb
The Spin Semiconductor FV-1 is a complete reverb solution in a single IC. With integrated stereo ADC and DACs, the FV-1 can be treated like any other analog component in your product's signal path. The FV-1 can access a total of 16 programs, 8 are built into the internal ROM and the designer may elect to connect a serial EEPROM with 8 additional programs. By using an external EEPROM, the designer can distinguish his product from others by creating a custom program set without the need for a microprocessor in the system. With 3 potentiometer inputs, programs may have real time variable parameters such as decay time in a reverb, rate and depth in a chorus or frequency in a filter. These inputs are available as coefficients to your program and may be used independently of each other. The rich instruction set allows users to program effects of all kinds. With instructions like LOG and EXP, users can easily program audio expansion and compression routines.
$17.50
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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.
$0.55
Nut - Round, for mounting Qingpu PJ3410 3.5mm jacks
Knurled, slotted nut for W-QP-PJ3410 3.5mm jacks. See W-QP-NUT-PJ-H for the hex version of this nut.
$0.07
Nut - Hex, for mounting Qingpu PJ3410 3.5mm jacks
Hex nut for W-QP-PJ3410 3.5mm jacks. See W-QP-NUT-PJ-R for the round, slotted version of this nut.
$0.07
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.
$6.50
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.
$5.45