Vanilla Mixer Kit

The Vanilla Mixer is based on the output mixer of a certain American two voice synthesiser from the 1970s. If you need a second hint, think of vanilla ice cream.

I have added a third channel, an inverted output, and normalised DC offsets to allow for a variety of voltage processing and tone shaping operations.

Vanilla Mixer is an incredibly flexible build, because you can choose which opamps, gain staging, and ac/dc coupling options two make two completely different mixers. These options are documented on the PCB itself.

You can choose to build it as a 3-channel distortion pedal like the original, or a very clean basic mixer that can also be used as a very nice control voltage processor. I will include the optional AC coupling capacitor and both values of the gain staging resistors, but only one value of opamps.

The PCB is labeled with all component values and build options. It will ship with paper BOM and schematic.

There is an assumption that buyers have some experience in building electronic devices. If you have no experience, this would be a great place to start but you will need to do some research on basic assembly techniques.

It is strongly recommended that you have a resistance meter and lead bender to assemble this. The kit will not have resistors labeled beyond the colour code printed on them.

Vanilla gets a bad rap. I think that's unfair. We need straightforward and reliable modules like this in our synthesisers to build complex structures upon.

This module has a physical depth of only 1 inch.

Knobs are subject to market availability and will be in flux until I find a new knob supplier. I will try to update this photo as inventory shifts.

Price: $95

Ships in December 2022