Tag: Synthrotek

Synthrotek Roboto – DIY Build

Synthrotek ROBOTO - Eurorack Modular Build

Synthrotek Roboto DIY Kit
Roboto Eurorack DIY Kit by Synthrotek

As 2019 came winding down, the gang out at Synthrotek sent us over the Roboto Eurorack DIY kit and low and behold, we were onto another build. The Synthrotek Roboto was originally released in 2017, but has quickly become a staple in a lot of musicians racks due to its versatility and uniqueness. 

From the first module in our rack, we have always had our eyes on the Synthrotek Roboto. We were excited to finally take this one and see what it could do. Roboto is known as a vocoder, pitch shifter, speak-n-spell effect processor, vibrato provider, an 8-bit modulator or plain and simple…  a bit crusher.

Now, let’s get on with the build.


Synthrotek Arcadian Rhythms – DIY Build

Synthrotek Arcadian Rhythms - DIY Modular Build

Completed Module

As the new year draws upon us, we take on a brand new module originally introduced at Knobcon 2019. The Synthrotek Arcadian Rhythms is a touch controller that brings the feel of the retro arcade right to eurorack. 

The design of the module is quite simple. Three arcade buttons, a power header, some standoffs, three jacks, a few resistors and a couple trimmers make up the module. This simple, yet intricate little design gives even the novice builder a chance to take a stab at DIY.

Synthrotek have always had a knack for ensuring that the builder is well suited to tackle their builds. They not only include a BOM with their kits, but they post their BOM and assembly instructions on their website as well.

Now, enough with all that… let’s get on with the build.


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 …


Scroll Up
error: Content is protected !!