ST Synth Panel Breakout PCBs

We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not able to alter the MFOS PCBs to make panel wiring easier so we approached the problem from a different angle. We chose to mount the front panel controls on a mini PCBs (breakout boards) that take the panel controls to a JST type XH socket into which is plugged a lead. This lead is then dressed to the main MFOS PCB (or sometimes to other panel controls) and soldered into the respective pads. Many breakout boards have solderable jumpers for making common connections as well as thin tracks to cut where panel mounted resistors need to be connected inline with say a pot wiper. MFOS projects may require multiple breakout boards so we bundle these altogether and offer them in one ST Synth Panel Breakout PCB Set. The pack description will further describe the wiring colour code and what if any links need to be made or cut.

This method does have other advantages other than just time saving and appearance:

  • Time saving
  • Neater more professional appearance - improves resale value
  • Takes care of common connections between panel components
  • Has space to accommodate panel mounted resistors and capacitors
  • Can improve reliability - have you tried soldering a diode, LED and a wire to one pin on a toggle switch on the 16-step sequencer?
  • Makes fault finding easier

If you have any reservations about using connectors, then simply solder wires direct to the breakout boards. Takes longer but you still get all of the other advantages.

The boards are designed to fit our front panel component spacing so you will see references to pitch and whether it is in the 'x' or 'y' or both direction. At the time of writing, there was 30+ breakout boards developed for pots (using pot brackets), sockets (jack and banana), switches and LEDs. Whilst these will not take care of every panel component on over 40 MFOS projects, it will go a long way to achieving it. As we work through making up each MFOS project with these breakout boards, we will see where improvements can be made or even create more breakout boards to provide the best possible solution.

The panel PCBs can also be used with our YuSynth range. YuSynth PCBs are better laid out as regards panel wiring but can still take advantage of these breakout PCBs.

We shall be providing packs for each synth module containing the recommended panel breakout PCBs. For now, the cross reference list below will show what panel PCBs are needed for each MFOS project. Click on the image for a larger view.

£1.88 (£1.57 exc. tax)
7210-702
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7210-703
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£2.70 (£2.25 exc. tax)
7210-704
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£2.96 (£2.47 exc. tax)
7210-707
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£3.58 (£2.98 exc. tax)
7210-701
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£3.77 (£3.14 exc. tax)
7210-708
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£4.18 (£3.48 exc. tax)
7210-709
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£1.55 (£1.29 exc. tax)
7210-712
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£1.75 (£1.46 exc. tax)
7210-713
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7210-721
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7210-722
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£2.29 (£1.91 exc. tax)
7210-723
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We... read more
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£2.70 (£2.25 exc. tax)
7210-724
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£3.30 (£2.75 exc. tax)
7210-733
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£3.97 (£3.31 exc. tax)
7210-734
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£4.10 (£3.42 exc. tax)
7210-735
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£1.62 (£1.35 exc. tax)
7210-745
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7210-746
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£1.82 (£1.52 exc. tax)
7210-747
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£3.64 (£3.03 exc. tax)
7210-750
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£1.96 (£1.63 exc. tax)
7210-756
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£1.75 (£1.46 exc. tax)
7210-760
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7210-759
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£2.09 (£1.74 exc. tax)
7210-758
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£2.02 (£1.68 exc. tax)
7210-763
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£2.42 (£2.02 exc. tax)
7210-757
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£1.62 (£1.35 exc. tax)
7210-751
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£1.62 (£1.35 exc. tax)
7210-752
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£1.79 (£1.49 exc. tax)
7210-753
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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7210-798
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£6.26 (£5.22 exc. tax)
7210-799
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£2.70 (£2.25 exc. tax)
7210-765
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£2.42 (£2.02 exc. tax)
7210-761
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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7210-754
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£2.50 (£2.08 exc. tax)
7210-755
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£2.36 (£1.97 exc. tax)
7210-762
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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7210-764
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£2.22 (£1.85 exc. tax)
7210-784
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£2.42 (£2.02 exc. tax)
7210-783
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£1.62 (£1.35 exc. tax)
7210-774
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£2.36 (£1.97 exc. tax)
7210-772
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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£2.16 (£1.80 exc. tax)
7210-771
Introduction We find that wiring a MFOS PCB to the front panel controls is both time consuming and often detracts from the overall finish. We are not... read more
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