Eurorack SMD Synth DIY

MI Peaks build

MI Peaks – LFO, Envelope and drums

Peaks is a dual channel multifunction module – it can be an ADSR, a clockable LFO, or a bass drum/snare drum.

It’s a nice easy build with relatively few components. It’s 0603 but the ARM processor isn’t as fine pitched as some of the other MI modules, and it’s a great next step up from an 0805 build or something like MI Ripples.

As per usual, I built this in three stages: ICs and semiconductors, then resistors and capacitors, using a hot air gun (340 degrees on low air flow) and then the through-hole components with a chisel tip iron.

I’m waiting for an JLC order of 5 PCBs of a CV-able version which will be even more useful.

Nothing to report on this as it worked first time. Panel from www.amazingsynth.com and panel from www.pusherman.com.

Time to clean the antistatic mat, though.