Sacramento Audio Waffle #56 by NorCal Noisefest

Audio Waffle 56 Flyer

Audio Waffle 56 – July 21, 2019

Come check out Sacramento Audio Waffle #56 at The Red Museum in Sacramento. Sunday July 21, 2019 @noon.

Brought to you by NorCal Noisefest, Thee Instagon Foundation & The Red Museum.

There will be amazing waffles & coffee/juice with a 8-10$ cover charge. Start your Sunday with some NOISE!


Closed for Holiday – July 4, 2019

Just a quick reminder that we will be closed on July 4, 2019 In observation of the holiday. The Etsy store will remain open as well as the March store. If you have any questions or suggestions during this time, please feel free to contact us

Thanks and have a safe 4th everyone!

~ f i N


Rat King Modular EVENT – DIY Build

RK EVENT Eurorack Modular Build

Rat King Modular - EVENT DIY KIT

For the final build of June 2019 we took on the Rat King Modular EVENT, which to our surprise was a hidden gem for our eurorack system. The EVENT is the first eurorack module by Rat King Modular and we have to say, it’s a little beast. The panel is beautifully designed and the layout of the knobs and the jacks makes the EVENT easy to maneuver while recording or performing.

The matte black design with gold highlights is backed by a mustard yellow PCB who’s layout is easy and concise to follow. The dual sided PCB accepts solder like a sponge which makes this build a hassle free and not to mention fun build. So lets get onto the build…


BEFACO KICKALL Eurorack Module – DIY Build

BEFACO KICKALL Eurorack Module - DIY Build

Befaco Kickall Packaging

As we head into the summer months here at fiN Studios, we take on our second build of the month … the Befaco KICKALL Eurorack Module. 

The KICKALL is a 6HP compact synth voice that features damn near everything you need to make a big fat KICK sound. This module is a powerhouse. It contains a VCO that tracks voltage per octave, an aggressive wave shaper and has the ability to use CV to control envelopes and pitch.

CV is controllable from Sine to Square wave shaping and the envelope decay for the main VCA is also CV controlled. So, what does this mean?  It’s a badass kick drum synth! 

What about that design?

Before we get into the logistics of the build, we want to take a moment to appreciate the Befaco KICKALL dual PCB layout. As a pretty complex and time consuming build, the two PCBs, once joined are a tight fit.  One would question how they did this so well, but designers uncanny knack to make each piece integrate with the other is amazing. You have to take a step back and appreciate its ingenuity and design.

This can also make for a difficult time for the novice DIYer. You have to be precise with your soldering points. Even as a more experienced builder, we took the time to finesse the module PCBs together.  The main thing here is that you want to make sure that you have no high tips in your solder points as they can short the boards or cause unwanted issues.  With all that being said, let’s get onto the build…


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