Analogue Drum Synth diy soldering kit by Rakit. Boss PC-2 AMDEK PCK-100 clone

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Available as a kit or a ready-made unit, the Rakit Drum Synth is a DIY drum synth kit based on the (now rare) Boss PC-2/AMDEK PCK-100 percussion synthesizer. Not only does this Drum Synth do sonic justice to the original but we have also put our own spin on it with extra modifications including:
* Attack on/off
* VCO & LFO wave shape selection
* Pitch CV input

The sounds are generated (using an external trigger such as the Rakit Baby8 Sequencer or by tapping a finger on the large touch pad) by a VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) optionally modulated by a frequency sweep, LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator), Pitch CV (Control Voltage) or all three. There is a simple envelope generator with a fixed fast attack for punchy percussive envelopes and variable decay for super short to really long decays (5 seconds+). The sounds produced by the synth are perhaps not what you would normally expect to associate with drum sounds and can vary from big bass drums to tapping on glass to UFO space drum-wobbly things!

The Rakit Drum Synth is made entirely of interlocking PCBs and includes silkscreened artwork on all sides. Additionally unlike a lot of kits the only wires that have to be soldered are the ones going to the piezo disc.


Special care has been taken to make a kit that can be constructed with only 2 basic soldering tools: a soldering iron and a pair of flush cutters. The skill level required to build the kit is intermediate (Some prior experience is definitely recommended.) More information on the Drum Synth's functions plus clear instructions are available at Rakits.co.uk which include large step-by-step photos and tips, and a page of example settings to get you started. We recommend that this kit should take an evening (3-4 hours) to complete. We are unable to provide individual customer support with kit building so please see the detailed assembly guide to gauge difficulty before purchasing. Once started, kits cannot be refunded.

TOOLS REQUIRED
Soldering Iron & Solder
Flush Cutters
Pliers (optional but you might need them in a pinch [Ha!])

A battery snap to barrel jack cable is included as standard. We recommend using a good alkaline battery (not included.)


This kit is compatible with the Rakit Baby8 Sequencer kit and you can see both here in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6eRdDSn84I

KIT CONTENTS
3x 3.5mm Mono Socket
4x A100k Log Potentiometer
1x B504 500k Linear Potentiometer
1x B102 1k0 Linear Potentiometer
2x 50k Trim potentiometer
1x 2.1mm/5.5mm Barrel Power Socket
2x Right Angle SPST Slide Switch
3x Horizontal DPDT Slide Switch
4x 1n0 Box Capacitor
1x 3n3 Box Capacitor
1x 22n Box Capacitor
3x 47n Box Capacitor
11x 100k 0.6W 1% Resistor
2x 33k 0.6W 1% Resistor
12x 47k 0.6W 1% Resistor
5x 22k 0.6W 1% Resistor
5x 10k 0.6W 1% Resistor
4x 4k7 0.6W 1% Resistor
1x 390R 0.6W 1% Resistor
1x 4M7 0.6W 1% Resistor
5x 1k0 0.6W 1% Resistor
1x 56k 0.6W 1% Resistor
1x 1M0 0.6W 1% Resistor
2x 220k 0.6W 1% Resistor
1x OTA IC BA6110
1x Op Amp 4558 IC
3x Op Amp 358/2904 IC
2x 3mm Blue LED
3x Signal Diode 1N4148
1x Schottky diode IN5819
2x 2N3904 NPN Transistor
2x 2N3906 PNP Transistor
2x 2SC945P NPN Transistor
3x 1u0 Electrolytic Capacitor
2x 10u Electrolytic Capacitor
1x 100u Electrolytic Capacitor
4x PCB – Top, Inside, Left Wing, Right Wing
1x Battery Snap to Barrel
4x Rubber Tube

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5 out of 5 stars

I managed to burn the board in my first order (a good soldering iron/ station is very important. ) I immediately ordered another and glad I did. This kit is definitely worth the shipping wait. Great quality materials, well laid out fairly easy to read and seems to come from a great company. I would absolutely recommend to anyone wanting a great WEIRD noise maker.( my opinion is this is a very intermediate build and recommend having a good handful of projects under your belt). Buy it. Build it. Eat candy and make some RAKIT!

Daniel Aswegan Jun 11, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

I managed to burn the board in my first order (a good soldering iron/ station is very important. ) I immediately ordered another and glad I did. This kit is definitely worth the shipping wait. Great quality materials, well laid out fairly easy to read and seems to come from a great company. I would absolutely recommend to anyone wanting a great WEIRD noise maker.( my opinion is this is a very intermediate build and recommend having a good handful of projects under your belt). Buy it. Build it. Eat candy and make some RAKIT!

Daniel Aswegan Jun 11, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Very happy with this rakit drum the long wait was worth it , it arrived already assemble but just recently purchased Metal rakit as a kit and will assemble it myself , thank you again for a great product, cheers!!!

Tony Cevallos Apr 4, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

Finally got to use it after having it for a while. It shipped and arrived pretty quickly, all things considered. I needed a battery and was a bit lazy about getting it and didn’t realize I had one. Hooked it up and loved it. Thank goodness!

Christopher Apr 11, 2022

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