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Reverse Landfill Creep Cluster – DIY Build

Reverse Landfill Creep Cluster - DIY Build

Completed Creep Cluster Front Panel

As we dive into the fall season and Halloween draws near, we decided to take on a little module known as Creep Cluster by Reverse Landfill . Until recently, little was known about the Creep Cluster as it was only available as a desktop synth. We were very intrigued by the desktop model and were stoked to see Martijn decide to release the eurorack version. 

Upon picking up the module through Reverse Landfill’s ETSY page (listed here), we made sure to read through the assembly guide and double checked the BOM to ensure that we had everything ready once the module arrived from overseas. Thankfully, we had a few single female single header wires/pins (at least 3 are needed) but we did have to order some extra wire for the build. A quick order on Amazon and we were ready to go in a couple days. 

What about the design?

The wooden panel with the Reverse Landfill logo really give the panel a unique look. This is something that Reverse Landfill is known for up until recently, as they now offer black panels as an option. 

As for the PCB panels, they are royal blue with a white silkscreen. Martijn also had a little fun with the PCB as you can see by placing an “Easter egg” on the board.  Now, lets get on with the build!

You Creep!

DivKid Mutes – DIY Build

DivKid Mutes by Befaco - Eurorack Modular Build

DivKid Logo

Have you ever wanted to just insert a quick break or turn off a certain portion of your composition and yet keep the track rolling?  If so, you need to pick up a DivKid Mutes by Befaco for your Eurorack system.

Comprised of four I/O channels and four accommodating 3-way switches, the Mutes goes beyond basic muting. For our final build of September, we take on the DivKid Mutes, and get to learn a little more about what this little 4HP module is capable of. 

A Brief History of Mutes

Anyone who dabbles in the modular world is well aware of a company called Befaco.  They are known for producing top quality modules like the KICKALL, Rampage and Chopping Kinky (just to name a few). Their modules have become a staple to any rack over the past few years. 

Additionally, there is a gentleman by the name of Ben who lives in England and goes by the name DivKid.  He is always in the modular know and is constantly previewing and reviewing new modules over on his YouTube page/webpage. His videos are hands down some of the reasons we pick up some of the modules that we have in our cases. Long story short, these two amazing teams partnered up to create the Mutes. 


Rat King Modular TONE – DIY Build

Rat King Modular TONE - Eurorack Modular Build

Tone DIY Kit

For our first build of September, we were honored to receive one of the first Rat King Modular TONE kits from our friends over at Synthrotek

A relative newcomer to the Eurorack Modular scene, the Rat King is quickly proving to be a master of modular synths. Being the third module in the series, we have to say that the TONE module pairs well with its brethren kin; the EVENT and the Random SEQ

So, what makes the Rat King Modular TONE different from other VCOs?  Well, besides the beautiful mustard gold PCB and the matte black panel with gold laced graphics, the TONE uses the Alfa AS3340 chip (a CEM clone), made famous by its outstanding quality.  It is hard to go without saying that this VCO has some grit and some warm sounds that are trackable over an entire 8 octaves. 

Let’s get onto the build … All Hail The Rat King! 


Synthrotek M/DIV – DIY Build

Synthrotek M/DIV Eurorack Modular Build

Completed MDIV Module

For our final build of the summer, we take on the Synthrotek M/DIV Eurorack Module. This module is apart of the “slider series” developed by Synthrotek and has the ability to multiply or divide clock signals with a quick slide. What sets this utility module apart from other similar modules is that the M/DIV can do both (multiply and divide) due to its dual clock channels. It also has a master clock out bringing the total outputs to 3.

The M/DIV also contains a clock reset input and a “tap” tempo button to help your performance reach new heights. The sliders that Synthrotek uses are reactive and contain a small LED that easily gives you an idea of what is going on with your clock signals.

MDIV or M/DIV?

So you may have noticed the spelling the M/DIV on the packaging or have read related media that shows it being spelled in other ways (MDIV or M-DIV).  The correct spelling of the module is “M/DIV” and for our purposes here, we will also refer to it as the M/DIV instead of any other way of spelling.

Let’s get onto the build …


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