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YuSynth Metalizer Module

Initially Yves designed this circuit back in june 2010 for the commercial project he was involved in with the Arturia company.  Now it is one of most characteristic feature of the Arturia's MiniBrute and MicroBrute monosynths.

This circuit is basically a wavefolder that makes it possible to generate very complex harsh metallic although stiil harmonic sounds. The principle is to submit the initial signal through a series of non-linear circuits which break and fold back the signal into a very complex waveshape. Yet the signal keeps it's fundamental and remains stationary.

To give life to this the circuit incorporates an exponential VCA to control the signal input level. This control gives rise to a continuous palette of sounds. The basic non linear folding cells are inspired by Ken Stone's Simple Wave folder circuit.

Basically, the most interesting results are obtained by feeding the module with a triangular wave or a sinewave.

We all have our preferences when it comes to building our modular synth so we offer a range of products* for the build:

  • PCB
  • Individual components
  • Kit of parts (excluding PCB, knobs and connectors)
  • Knobs (Cliff KM20B)
  • Jack sockets
  • Power connectors
  • Front Panel
  • Back Panel
  • PCB Holder
  • PCB Holder Brackets
  • Panel PCBs
  • Wiring Leads

*Not all products are available at the time of writing but are in development

For the latest build information, we recommend visiting the YuSynth website at

However, we also include this build information in our product pages plus additional details relating to the complete module assembly using our front panel solution as they are developed.

£1.50 (£1.80 UK, incl VAT)
Our 3mm thick acrylic size 3 PCB holders are for use with the following YuSynth PCBs: YuSynth Quad LFO YuSynth Output Stage & Monitor...
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£13.50 (£16.20 UK, incl VAT)
YuSynth Metalizer Introduction A bare double sided PCB (no need for the wire jumper links shown on the PCB layout) for the Yusynth Metalizer...
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£8.96 (£10.75 UK, incl VAT)
If you purchased a kit before 22 April 2017 please see the Erratum below. Have the right skills, tools and test gear to build your own modular synth,...
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£5.84 (£7.01 UK, incl VAT)
A 1.6mm thick YuSynth Metalizer front panel - 5U high, 1U wide (nominal 8.75 x 1.75") made from a semi-rigid plastic material...
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£5.40 (£6.48 UK, incl VAT)
A 5U high by 1U wide (222.25x44.45mm) 3mm thick high grade 5251 H22 aluminium back panel for use with our matching Metalizer laser...
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£3.05 (£3.66 UK, incl VAT)
A pack of 3, black aluminium-clad plastic knob with an attractive professional finish. The black anodised body is relieved by bright, diamond-cut features...
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£9.52 (£11.42 UK, incl VAT)
A pack of 4 high quality 1/4" mono jack sockets that we use as standard on our MFOS range of synth modules. These sockets are the PCB...
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