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 - 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
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Vertical, Dual Gang, 100K
Audio taper, vertical mount, dual gang Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. Dual gang pots are useful for stereo controls and other circuits requiring two separate pots moving in tandem. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included. See R-VAV-BX-DUAL for linear taper versions.
$2.55
Op-Amp - LM358H, Dual, 8-Pin TO-99
LM358H dual op amp in an 8-pin TO-99 package. The LM358H series consists of two independent, high gain, internally frequency compensated operational amplifiers which were designed specifically to operate from a single power supply over a wide range of voltages. Operation from split power supplies is also possible and the low power supply current drain is independent of the magnitude of the power supply voltage. Application areas include transducer amplifiers, dc gain blocks and all the conventional op-amp circuits which now can be more easily implemented in single power supply systems.
$10.95
Capacitor - 50V, 680pF, Ceramic Disc
Ceramic disc capacitor, 680 pF (.00068µF) rated for up to 50 V.
Non linear temperature coefficient of capacitance
$0.55
Knob - Davies, 1919, Daka-ware, Large, Skirted Pointer
High-quality USA made knobs from Davies Molding. The large skirted 1919 pointer knob is made of solid phenolic and features an infilled indicator line. The pointer has an overall length of 1.25” and the skirt’s diameter is 1.13”. This knob shares design elements of the Davies 19xx knobs allowing for a uniform look while using a variety of knob shapes and styles.
  • Height: 0.625 in
  • Length: 1.25 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
$2.95
Screws - M3-0.5 Socket Head Cap, 8mm Length
Package of 5
Colors Available:
Ideal for precision assembly work with close tolerances and applications needing a well tooled appearance.
Starting at $0.75
Capacitor - 50V, 0.047µF, Used In Pedal Kits
Polyester Film Capacitor used in MOD® Pedal Kits. Rated at 0.047µF 50V. Tolerance: 10%. Operating temperature: -40 C to +85 C
$1.00
Knob - Rogan, 155 Series, Witch Hat, Small Skirt, Indicator Line
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These phenolic knobs feature a brushed aluminum inlay, a small skirt and an infilled indicator line. 155 Series knobs can be found on classic gear from Sunn, Music Man, Gibson and others. Fits ¼" shaft potentiometers.
  • Height: 0.62 in.
  • Diameter: 0.84 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw

A variety of different knobs are available from the 155 Series. See the links below for the full selection. P-K155-2 0-10 Witch Hat P-K155-3 Large Witch Hat w/ Arrow
$2.75
Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, Solid Shaft, PC Lead, 16mm
Alpha Mini Pots with solid shaft and short PC mount terminals.
  • Threading: M7 x 0.75
  • Distance between terminals: 5 mm (0.197”)
  • Lead Depth from Panel: 3.8 mm (0.150”)
  • Lead Distance from shaft center: 12.5 mm + 3.5 mm (0.492” + 0.138”)
  • Lead Thickness: 0.5 mm (0.020”)
$1.10
Transistor - 2N5485, JFET, N-Channel,TO-92
2N5485 N-channel JFET in a TO-92 package. The 2N5485 is an N−channel junction field effect transistors designed for RF amplifier and mixer applications. These devices operate well in the VHF/UHF frequency range.
$1.25
Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 2 Position, Solder Lugs, Short Bat
Carling, SPDT mini toggle, 2 positions, ¼" mounting hole diameter, 0.354" bushing length.
$3.39
Transistor - 2N3906, TO-92 case, PNP
General purpose low-power PNP bipolar junction transistor, used frequently in hobbyist electronic projects. For the NPN 2N3904 see P-Q2N3904
$0.28
Transistor - 2N1309, Germanium, TO-5 case, PNP
2N1309 PNP germanium transistors. The 2N1309 is a popular PNP for fuzz pedals and other effects. This transistor is in a TO-5 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors.
$1.95
Power Jack - DC Panel Mount, 5.5mm External, 2.1mm Internal
Colors Available:
½" panel mount with solder lugs. Round plastic with normally closed switch. For barrel plugs with a 5.5mm external diameter and 2.1mm internal diameter.
Starting at $0.75
Potentiometer - Alpha, Reverse Audio, 9mm, Right Angle, 25KΩ
Reverse audio taper (antilog), right angle, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. These 9mm pots are poplar in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
$1.85
Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, Skirted Pointer, 1.125" Diameter
Large black plastic control knob with set screw and brass insert. This distinctive pointer knob is similar to the selector knobs used on original MiniMoog and Moog modular synths. It features a triangular pointer, a radial brushed metal top, and a line indicator. The large skirt has a diameter of 1.125 inches. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
$1.55
Diode - 1N60, Germanium, DO-7
1N60 point-contact germanium diodes in a DO-7 package. 1N60 diodes were used in many vintage electronics and also make for great clipping diodes in stompbox effects pedals.
$2.25
Transformer - Lehle, Audio, Line-Bridging, Unbalanced to Balanced
The LEHLE TRANSFORMER MZ is the ideal component to avoid hum loops without degrading the sound. It achieves this through galvanic isolation of low to mid impedance audio signal sources. It can be used as an input or output transformer, for balanced or unbalanced signals.
$47.95
Switch - Carling, Mini Toggle, SPDT, 2 Position, Solder Lugs, Flattened
Carling mini-toggle switch, SPDT. This switch features a flattened actuator.
  • 0.354" bushing length
  • 2-Position On/On
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Single pole/Double throw (SPDT)
  • Solder Lugs
$4.35
Integrated Circuit - AS3340A, VCO, Alfa, 16-Pin Dip
The AS3340A is Alfa’s version of the CEM3340 IC. The AS3340A is a completely self-contained, precision voltage controlled oscillator, featuring both exponential and linear control scales and up to four buffered output waveforms: triangle, sawtooth, square, and pulse with voltage controllable pulse width. Full temperature compensation makes these VCOs extremely stable, and eliminates the need for a temperature compensation resistor. The highly accurate exponential and linear control inputs are virtual ground summing nodes, allowing multiple control voltages to be mixed within the device itself.
Also included is provision for hard and soft synchronization of the frequency, and an output for easy adjustment of high frequency tracking. Special care in the design ensures oscillation start-up under any power-on sequence and supply conditions.
An on-chip 7.4 volt Zener diode allows the device to operate off ±15 volt supplies, as well as +12, -5 volt supplies.
$7.95
Op-Amp - NJM4558, Dual high-gain, 8-Pin DIP
Dual Operational Amplifier. The NJM4558 (JRC4558) integrated circuit is a dual high-gain operational amplifier internally compensated and constructed on a single silicon chip using an advanced epitaxial process. Combining the features of the NJM741 with the close parameter matching and tracking of a dual device on a monolithic chip results in unique performance characteristics. Excellent channel separation allows the use of the dual device in single NJM741 operational amplifier applications providing density. It is especially well suited for applications in differential-in, differential-out as well as in potentiometric amplifiers and where gain and phase matched channels are mandatory. Features:
  • Operating Voltage (±4V~±18V)
  • High Voltage Gain (100dB typ.)
  • High Input Resistance (5MΩ typ.)
  • Bipolar Technology
$0.90
Knob - Rogan, RB-67 Series, Large, Skirted
High-quality USA made knobs from Rogan Corp. These large knobs feature a metal insert, spun aluminum inlay, and a skirt with an infilled arrow indicator. The RB-67 Series from Rogan is popularly used on Buchla 200 Series modular synthesizers and can be found on many contemporary eurorack synthesizers.
  • Height: 1.02 in.
  • Diameter: 1.52 in.
  • Fits ¼" shaft with set screw

A variety of sizes and colors are available from the RB-67 Series. See the links below for the full selection of knobs from this series. P-K770-X Small P-K770S-X Small Skirted P-K771S-X Medium Skirted P-K772S-B Large Skirted
$4.95
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
Starting at $1.30
Potentiometer - Alpha, Reverse Audio, Solid Shaft, 16mm
Reverse audio taper 16mm solid shaft potentiometers with solder lug terminals. These pots are 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”)
  • Bushing Length: 6.5mm (0.256")
  • Shaft Diameter: 6.35mm ( 0.250")
  • Taper: Reverse Audio (Anti-Log)
$0.95