Looping Envelope Generator is available as a fully built module or in kit forms 01/12/16
AI Synthesis has released its third module, the AI003 Looping Envelope Generator. Following the tradition of its first two eurorack modules, the AI001 Multiple and AI002 Mixer the module has a full video how-to build guide, and is available as a fully built module, full kit, as a PCB and Panel set, and as PCB only.
Unlike some DIY companies that focus solely on providing kits, AI Synthesis has an educational mission and their kits and documentation are aimed at those who have never held a soldering iron. PCBS are professionally manufactured, and all panels are aluminum and designed by Grayscale.
Abraham Ingle, founder of AI Synthesis, told us, "In the year 2000, I was in college and obsessed with modular synths, but could barely afford to eat. I knew it was possible to build your own synth, but there wasn't anyone, or anywhere to turn to for advice. In the past decade, much more information has been published online, and in 2013 I started down my path to DIY modular. Even with all of the information online, there still lacked a single, simple, comprehensive guide for those looking to build their own synthesizer. I want AI Synthesis to be that guide. Prior to building my own synth, I was a dreamer, after building my modular, I felt I had awoken. I want to help others do the same."
In addition to providing step by step build instructions, schematics, and circuit explanations, each Build Guide includes a full-build video tutorial, so builders can see every step. The site also includes a guide for getting started in modular synthesis, and a series of DIY Guides, with information regarding how Resistors actually work, and how to integrate a $26 scope into your Eurorack system. AI Synthesis tells us that upcoming kits include filters, oscillators, and euclidian sequencers, all with the same painstaking quality, support, and resources.