VS-1 Synthesizer DIY

$995.00

The VS-1 is based on the classic design of the iconic Oberheim™ OB-X Synthesizer. The primary objective of the VS-1 was to preserve the vintage sound of the classic, and to keep the interface clean & simple. The DIY kit includes all of the custom parts needed to build a VS-1 – including the Enclosure, PCB’s, potentiometers and hard-to-find connectors and hardware. In addition, all surface mount components are preinstalled, including a completely assembled DAC Board and Microcontrontoller module. In addition to the VS-1 Synthesizer DIY Kit contents, the generic parts need to be sourced. The majority of these parts can be purchased from Mouser & Digi-key. However, there some additional rare parts that need to be sourced form other vendors. See the VS-1 Synthesizer DIY BOM for specifics. For additional details see the VS-1 DIY parts procurement video.

Please note: VS-1 Synth DIY Kit pre-orders will be fulfilled in the order received. Kickstarter backers will receive units first. You can follow progress of the VS-1 on the Kickstarter page.

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VS-1 Synthesizer DIY Kit Contents:

Enclosure

  • 16AWG steel top, bottom & sides
  • 16AWG steel rear panel w/ white screenprinting
  • 3mm textured anodized aluminum front panel w/ 3 color screenprinting

PCB’s

  • (1) Panelboard PCB
  • (1) Mainboard PCB w/ surface mount components installed
  • (1) Voice Motherboard PCB
  • (8) Voice Card PCB w/ surface mount components installed
  • (1) DAC Board PCB, fully assembled
  • (1) I/O Board PCB w/ surface mount components assembled
  • (1) Microcontroller module, fully assembled

Cables & Connectors

  • (1) IDC Cable, 2×7 Position (14pin) – 300mm Length
  • (1) IDC Cable, 2×10 Position (20pin) – 40mm Length
  • (1) IDC Cable, 2×10 Position (20pin)- 300mm Length
  • (4) IDC Cable, 2×15 Position (30pin) – 50mm Length
  • (1) IDC Cable, 2×20 Position (40pin) – 50mm Length

Screws & Hardware

  • (4) Screw, M5 x 10mm fan screw
  • (23) Screw, 6-32 x 1/4″ Phillips Truss Head, Black Zinc
  • (14) Screw, 6-32 x 1/2″ Phillips Truss Head, Black Oxide 18-8 Stainless
  • (2) Screw, 6-32 x 3/8″ Phillips Pan Head, Black Oxide 18-8 Stainless
  • (2) Screw, 6-32 x 1/4″ Phillips Pan Head, Black Oxide 18-8 Stainless
  • (3) Screw, 4-40 x 3/16″ Philliops Pan Head, Black Oxide 18-8 Stainless
  • (12) Nut, 6-32 hex, external tooth lock, 18-8 Stainless
  • (4) Nut, 6-32 hex, 18-8 Stainless(8) Nut, 4-40 hex, external tooth lock, 18-8 Stainless
  • (2) Nut, 4-40 hex, 18-8 Stainless
  • (8) Standoff, 3/16″ Hex x 1/4″ male-femle, aluminum
  • (21) Nut, M7x0.75 hex panel, Zinc
  • (21) Nut, M7x0.75 round panel, custom black oxide (optional)
  • (2) wire tie, 4″ white

Other

  • (21) Endless Potentiometers
  • (12) LED, T1 Red for push switch color match