Veils 2020 PCB, Version 11
An amazing evolution of the classic quad VCA mixer, now available to DIY.
The new Veils has shrunk, 10HP this time, and it has sliders, and new offsets on every CV input which work together with the CV attenuators and exponential/linear response control to allow immense and subtle control over your VCA's modulation levels.
New opamps shave a bit off the signal to noise ratio and slightly lower the build cost, we're planning to carry both versions of Veils, some people like knobs, some like sliders, some will want both.
These super high quality PCB's are the Latest version 11 and made at a high end European factory! This version uses a high tech 4 layer pcb for improved grounding, cleaner power distribution and lower noise. Along with a full electrical test, our manufacturing partner uses an automatic optical inspection system to ensure all layers are completely true to the design files and beautifully aligned for trouble free operation, all in all, quite a substantial upgrade!
This version of Veils uses 0402 passives, so is not beginner friendly, more experienced builders will have an easy time, if they've built any 0402 modules already The original BOM specifies fairly small 0402 parts, but you can easily solder the larger 0603 parts to the pads instead, this is a very spaced out layout which should be easy for someone with experience to build.
Veils 2020 was designed to use the V2164 quad VCA, you can use the new improved SSI2164 instead, which we stock, but you will need to use a different values of input resistor if you do this due to the SSI2164's higher input impedance, this is detailed in the SSI2164 datasheet, at the moment using a V2164 is a much easier option, if you figure out which values need changing in the circuit, please let us know, as just changing input RC doesn't seem to fully solve the issue (more saturated sound on channels 1 & 3) All the other modules we sell work fine with the SSI2164 and default part values, apart from Blinds, which needs a couple of values changing ideally, but only one expert synthesist has actually noticed a difference in reality.
Mutable Instruments do not have time to support DIY builds, please contact me with support queries related to these PCB's.
If you're not completely satisfied, You can return these PCB's for any reason within 14 days of purchase for a full refund!