Kit Review # 25 – The Leapfrog Filter

Published on Jul 24, 2018 Synth Diy Guy

“An in depth look at the MSK 007 Leapfrog Filter from North Coast Modular. A unique 5 pole filter with built in VCA, CV control of resonance, 1V/Oct tracking for the sine wave self oscillation, linear FM input and more.

Thanks to Matthew Skala for providing the kit!”

New North Coast Synthesis MSK 012 Transistor ADSR Eurorack Module

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“Envelope generator offers full ADSR with minimalist design

TORONTO, Ontario – July 11, 2018 – North Coast Synthesis Ltd., Toronto-based manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, has extended its line of discrete-transistor utility modules with the MSK 012 Transistor ADSR, an envelope generator for Eurorack synthesizers. With only nine transistors it generates

North Coast Synthesis Intros Transistor Mixer For Eurorack Modular Systems

“With this one I’m trying to get back to the style of classic designs where every speck of silicon was made to really count,” says North Coast module designer Matthew Skala. … Read More North Coast Synthesis Intros Transistor Mixer For Eurorack Modular Systems

New North Coast Synthesis MSK 011 Transistor Mixer Uses Only Six Transistors

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“New mixer from North Coast uses only six transistors

TORONTO, Ontario – April 3, 2018 – North Coast Synthesis Ltd., Toronto-based manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, today released its Transistor Mixer, a four-channel utility mixer for Eurorack modular synthesizers. At 6HP width, the new module is suitable for both audio and control voltage processing.

North Coast Synthesis – MSK 007 Leapfrog VCF

Published on Mar 20, 2018 DivKidVideo

“Here’s the totally unique MSK007 Leapfrog VCF (voltage controlled filter) from North Coast Synthesis. It’s a “near elliptic musical low pass filter”. I can’t think of any other elliptic filter in the format or other formats but I’ve linked to some information below. It’s basically a very very steep cut off that gives a unique character, saturation,

Kit Review #14 – Fixed Sine Bank

Published on Dec 2, 2017 Synth Diy Guy

“An in depth review of the North Coast Synthesis Fixed Sine Bank Module kit. Unboxing, Construction and Patching Ideas.”

New North Coast Synthesis MSK 010 Fixed Sine Bank

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“Everywhere A Sine

Never run out of modulation sources again. With the MSK 010 you get eight fixed-frequency LFOs with nice smooth sine waveforms in 8HP, which is one of the best LFO to HP ratios in the Eurorack world.

The MSK 010’s Wien-bridge oscillator cores produce low-frequency sine waves natively, in a fully analog way with a minimum of harmonic distortion

New North Coast Synthesis MSK 008 Dual VC Octave Switch

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“Master of Melodies

The MSK 008 Voltage-Controlled Octave Switch is a multifunction voltage processor. The module has two channels, each containing a whole-volt quantizer that maps its input to the nearest integer number of volts from -2 to +2; a three-position toggle switch that shifts the quantizer boundaries up or down by a volt; and a precision adder (with

New North Coast Synthesis MSK 007 Leapfrog VCF

And we have a new maker featured on the site.

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“Not Your Grandmother’s Synth Filter (Yet)

There are hundreds of analog synthesizer VCFs, but only a few core designs. You’ve got your Moog transistor ladder and imitators that use diodes or other substitutes; you’ve got your two-pole state variable filter, maybe cascaded to get additional poles; and that’s about it.