Synthrotek DSM


The DS-M is a full featured drum synth that can emulate virtually any drum sound!
The DS-M (Drum Synth Module) is a complex, modifiable, 100% analog drum synth loosely based on the Coron DS-8 and neatly packaged into an 8hp module.
Changes to the original DS-8 include:

  • VCA-like trigger input (more voltage = louder output)
  • Trimmer-adjustable attack
  • LED trigger indicator
  • 1v/o tracking (C0-C4)
  • Triangle core oscillator
  • Additional noise color switch setting (3 settings instead of 2)
  • More distinct noise timbres
  • Louder, improved noise circuit
  • Really LOW bass frequencies
  • Total range ~4Hz to 2.6kHz

In addition to being a highly versatile analog drum synth, this unit is also a fully functional monophonic synth that has these features:

  • 1v/o tracking (C0-C4)
  • Adjustable attack and decay envelope over the VCA
  • Built-in LFO circuit
  • Sweep circuit
  • Noise circuit

Plug your control voltage and gate directly out of your midi-to-CV converter or connect your QuNexus keyboard, Arturia keyboard, or sequencer, and you're ready to make some music!
Note: Complete units come pre-calibrated. If you are building a kit or have a different power supply system, you will need to calibrate the 1v/o tracking using the DS-M calibration guide.

  • Width: 8hp
  • Depth: 1.75" (44mm)
  • Power connection: 10 Pin Keyed Eurorack
  • Current Draw: +12V: 20mA, -12V: 10mA (5V not used)