Super-enhanced Polivoks VCA DIY kit!

Super-enhanced Polivoks VCA DIY kit! 5th September | 2014

Another DIY kit in Polivoks series from Erica Synths is in! Super-enhaced Polivoks VCA uses core of two differential opamps from the original Polivoks, but we introduced plenty of improvements to achieve higher dynamic range, better reliability, lower noise, accept higher signal levels, keep consistent behavior, self-tuning of two internal offsets (that had to be manually tuned in ПОЛИВОКС), less susceptibility to radio interference and higher linearity, though the heart of it is kept the same. 


Matrix Mixer is here!

Matrix Mixer is here! 19th August | 2014

Inspired by EMS Synthi, Erica Synths MATRIX MIXER is one of the first ever eurorack modules with a touchscreen. It allows you to route any (or several simultaneously) of 10 inputs to any (or several simultaneously) of 8 outputs. Input signals (audio and/or control voltage) are not only connected mechanically; they are mixed together on a buffered input mixer. Likewise, if you wish to route one input to several outputs (use the Matrix Mixer as a splitter), outputs will be buffered also.  


Polivoks VCO and Mixer DIY kit!

Polivoks VCO and Mixer DIY kit! 7th August | 2014

We did it! Erica Synths introduces another DIY Polivoks module - Voltage Controlled Oscillator! It uses the core of the original Polivoks VCO, but has plenty of modifications to adjust its performance to modular synth standards. DIY kit, as all Erica Synths Polivoks modules, comes with a set of the original Russian ICs and transistors and this time we offer also the full kits with all parts needed. Check the SHOP for orders and more info!
Modifications, we did:


Fusion series in depth demos

Fusion series in depth demos 26th July | 2014

Erica Fusion - line of vacuum tube based eurorack modules - is about to be released on August 15, therefore ben_hex took a challenge to make in depth demos of each of each module. See demos of VCO Mixer, Chorus/Delay, VCF and VCA modules below!


Matrix Mixer teaser

Matrix Mixer teaser 29th July | 2014

Erica Synths has been developing the Matrix Mixer for over 6 months, and the main challenge was to get analogue mixer part working perfect and eliminate crosstalks between channels. The module basically replaces 3 persons and 11 hands during live performances and brings modular synths controll to entirely new level.
The Matrix Mixer launch is scheduled to mid July. See video and the specs below!


Erica Fusion series teaser

Erica Fusion series teaser 15th June | 2014

Today Erica Synths gives a brief insight in the new eurorack module line - Erica Fusion! The Erica Synths Fusion series brings warm, powerful sound and crazy overdrive possibilities of vacuum tubes into your semiconductor-based modular rack. Works with standard +-12V power supply. At he moment 5 modules are in the production: VCA, VCF, VCO signal Mixer, Ringmodulator and Analogue Delay. Modules will be available in July 2014. Meanwile check a teaser video by Ben Hex!


DIY Polivoks MODULATOR available!

DIY Polivoks MODULATOR available! 6th June | 2014

Ericas Synths launches another DIY kit - Polivoks MODULATOR clone kit to build a eurorack module. Erica Synths MODULATOR emulates original Polivoks modulator behavior, and has added feature - adjustable amplitude inverted signal output. Check the SHOP to get it now!


ACIDBOX now available!

ACIDBOX now available! 18th May | 2014

Erica Synths ACIDBOX is emulation of the voltage controlled filter from the most famous Russian synthesizer from 80-ties - Polivoks. It's fitted in the small desktop unit and enhanced with versatile tap-tempo LFO and external CV control.

Check SHOP for prices, specs and more videos!



Desktop modules

Desktop modules 4th May | 2014

For smaller, pop-up setups and for musicians riding bikes, the desktop synths are real value!


How it began?

How it began? 4th May | 2014

Back in mid 80ties in my small village primary school library I "borrowed" a book called something like "Junij Radiolubitjel" (Young radio amateur), and started experiments with all kinds of simple electronics. Those involved extracting parts from disposed TV sets (there were no DIY electronic suppliers), installing AM antennas on the roof, wrapping transformer coils to get 250V anode voltage for vacuum tubes, etc.


This is Erica!

This is Erica! 4th May | 2014

Some may wonder "Who a hell is Erica?!". Here she is - a gift from very special person! The label on her says "Erica Big". She has seen every single piece, I have soldered and/or developed over these 3,5 years of actively being involved in building synths.


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