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 - 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
Power Jack - Lumberg, DC Panel Mount, Low Profile, 5.5mm External, 2.1mm Internal
Low profile Lumberg panel mount barrel jack with solder lugs. This high quality jack is the perfect size for smaller builds where additional space is necessary. The Lumberg low profile DC jack is also great for builds where aesthetics are a priority. For use with barrel plugs with a 5.5mm external diameter and 2.1mm internal diameter. Mounting nut included.
$1.55
Op-Amp - LM1458, Dual, 8-Pin DIP
LM1458 dual op amp in an 8-pin DIP package. The LM1458 is a general purpose dual operational amplifier. The two amplifiers share a common bias network and power supply leads. Otherwise, their operation is completely independent. Features
  • No Frequency Compensation Required
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Wide Common-Mode and Differential Voltage Ranges
  • Low-Power Consumption
  • 8-Lead TO-99 and 8-Lead PDIP
  • No Latch Up When Input Common Mode Range is Exceeded
$1.20
Knob - Small, Indicator Line, set screw
Colors Available:
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
OTA - AS3080ED, Linearizing Diodes, Alfa, SOIC-8
The AS3080ED is Alfa’s version of the CA3080 IC in an SOIC package. The AS3080ED is a gain block which is the operational-transconductance-amplifier (OTA). The AS3080ED has differential input and a single-ended, push-pull, class A output. Amplifier bias input may be used either for gating or for linear gain control. High output impedance and transconductance (gM) is directly proportional to the amplifier bias current (IABC). Linearizing diodes are provided at the inputs to reduce distortion and allow higher input levels. The result is a 10-dB signal-to-noise improvement referenced to 0.5 percent THD.
The AS3080ED is notable for it’s high slew rate (50V/µs), which makes it especially useful for multiplexer and fast unity-gain voltage followers.
$4.75
Knob - Scalloped Edge, Indicator Line, Set Screw
Colors Available:
Set screw knob with indicator line and scalloped edge. Measures .50" in diameter and .6" in height. Davies 1900H clone
$1.50
Knob - Rogan, PT Series, 5PS, Wide, Skirted, Pointer, D-Shaft
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These large, puck-shaped, skirted pointer knobs from Rogan’s PT Series feature a soft rubber grip molded over a solid polymer knob. PT Series knobs can be found on synthesizer modules from Make Noise, Mutable Instruments and others. Fits 6mm D-shafts.
  • Height: 0.45 in.
  • Diameter: 0.84 in
  • Fits 6mm D Shafts
  • Indicator on round side of D-shaft

A variety of different sizes are available from the PT Series.
$1.85
Transistor - 2N5088, Bipolar, General Purpose
2N5088 NPN Bipolar Junction Transistor in TO-92 package
$0.20
Potentiometer - Alpha, Reverse Audio, Solid Shaft, Right Angle, 16mm
Reverse audio taper Alpha 16mm pots with a solid shaft and right angle PCB mount terminals. 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”)
  • Lead Depth from Panel: 10.7 mm + 5 mm (0.421” + 0.197”)
  • Lead Distance from shaft center: 16 mm (0.630”)
  • Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35 mm (0.25”)
$0.85
Wire - 22 AWG Solid Core, PVC, 600V, Variety Pack
Variety pack, 10 feet for each color. Great for color-coded wiring with smaller quantities. 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. 6 Pack (6 colors, 60 total feet) includes:
  • Black
  • Red
  • Green
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Blue

​​9 Pack (9 colors, 90 total feet) includes:
  • Black
  • Red
  • Green
  • White
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Brown
  • Purple

See S-W33 for 50 foot rolls of individual colors.
Starting at $11.95
Op-Amp - OPA2134, Dual, High Performance Audio, 8-Pin DIP
OPA2134 SoundPlus™ Audio dual op-amp with low distortion, low noise and precision. The OPA2134 are ultra-low distortion, low-noise operational amplifiers fully specified for audio applications. A true FET input stage is incorporated to provide superior sound quality and speed for exceptional audio performance. This, in combination with high output drive capability and excellent DC performance, allows for use in a wide variety of demanding applications. In addition, the OPA2134 has a wide output swing, to within 1 V of the rails, allowing increased headroom and making it ideal for use in any audio circuit. The OPA2134 SoundPlus™ audio operational amplifiers are easy to use and free from phase-inversion and the overload problems often found in common FET-input operational amplifiers. They can be operated from ±2.5-V to ±18-V power supplies.
$5.40
Comparator - LM311, Single, High Speed, 8-Pin DIP
LM311 single comparator IC in an 8-pin DIP package. The LM311 device is a single high-speed voltage comparator. These devices are designed to operate from a wide range of power supply voltages, including ±15-V supplies for operational amplifiers and 5-V supplies for logic systems. The output levels are compatible with most TTL and MOS circuits. These comparators are capable of driving lamps or relays and switching voltages up to 50 V at 50 mA. All inputs and outputs can be isolated from system ground. The outputs can drive loads referenced to ground, VCC+ or VCC−. Offset balancing and strobe capabilities are available, and the outputs can be wire-OR connected.
$0.49
LED Bezel - for 3mm LED, used for mounting
Holder for mounting LEDs to panels.
$1.10
Transistor - 2N5458, JFET, N-Channel,TO-92
2N5458 N-channel JFET in a TO-92 package. The 2N5458 is an N−channel junction field effect transistors, depletion mode (Type A), designed for audio and switching applications. Features
  • N−Channel for Higher Gain
  • Drain and Source Interchangeable
  • High AC Input Impedance
  • High DC Input Resistance
  • Low Transfer and Input Capacitance
  • Low Cross−Modulation and Intermodulation Distortion
$1.39
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.
$8.95
Nut - Mod® "Top Brass", for Qingpu and other 3.5mm jacks
Mod® "Top Brass" nuts are the easiest way to upgrade your Eurorack module or other 3.5 mm application to a more regal look - we call it "Top Brass". Designed with the same outer dimensions as Qingpu knurled nuts, these round brass nuts will fit any module using Qingpu or other similar metal-bushing jacks without covering up the jack labels. As their name implies, the Mod® "Top Brass" nuts are made out of pure brass, and while they look incredible on their own, their appearance also pairs extremely well with the immersion gold used on Make Noise and other similar modules. Rather than being knurled, Top Brass nuts have a smooth outer edge for a clean look. The nuts are slotted and will work with all existing nut drivers intended for use with the knurled Qingpu-style nuts. "Top Brass" nuts use M6x0.5 threading which matches the bushing on the ubiquitous Qingpu jacks and many of their copies.
$0.35
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)
$5.95