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PAiA 9700 Series Analog Synthesizer Modules

9700 SeriesThe PAiA 9700 Series takes a decidedly high level, systems approach to Synthesizer Module design.  Rather than individual elements such as a single VCO, VCA or Envelope Generator, each PAiA module combines multiple elements and a powerful patch-over hardwired normaling scheme behind a single compact panel.  Common synth voices can be realized with few patch cords but elements can also be accessed individually for maximum versatility in creating complex, unique timbres.  A lot of synth power gets packed into a small space at a low cost.  Even a "small" system of only four modules, such as the P9700S, provides the sound generating power of as many as 15 conventional modules, including:

  • 2 VCOs
  • 2 VCFs
  • 2 VCAs
  • 1 Balanced Modulator
  • 1 Noise source
  • 2 AR Envelope Generators
  • 1 ADSR Envelope Generator
  • MIDI to CV Converter
  • Glide Processor
  • CV Scale/Offset Processor
  • Power Supply

System level design also improves performance and lowers cost.  Local voltage regulation and Star grounding on and between modules means a low noise floor and no parasitic modulations or interactions such as oscillator locking.  Distributing costs like circuit boards, panels and power connectors across multiple elements dramatically lowers per element cost.

All modules are scaled for 1Volt/octave Control Voltages with standard 100k ohm input impedance.  Nominal signal level is approximately +10dB.  Modules are designed for ±18V unregulated bipolar power, but ±15V regulated supplies can also be used.

FracRak accessory kits have heavy-duty, black, screen printed aluminum panels that are 3U high (5-1/4") and provide 1/8" phone jacks for patching.

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How did it all begin? Notes from the 9700 Series introduction chronicles.

9710FRM VCA FracRak Accessory kit

FR-7 FracRak accessory kits include punched, painted and screen printed panel, connectors, hardware and other mechanical parts required to build a FracRak format module.

Price: $33.50
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9710K VCA Electronics kit

The PAiA 9710K Triple VCA/Modulator kit combines 3 VCAs, a White Noise Source and full function ADSR/LFO Envelope Generator.

Price: $119.45
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9720FRM VCO FracRak Accessory Kit

FR-7 FracRak accessory kits include punched, painted and screen printed panel, connectors, hardware and other mechanical parts required to build a FracRak format module. 

Price: $36.45
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9720K VCO Electronics Kit

The PAiA 9720K Dual VCO features two independent VCOs with Ramp, Triangle, Sine and Pulse waveforms.


Price: $129.95
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9730FRM VCF FracRak Module Panel Accessory Kit

Panel accessory item -- includes punched, black, screen-printed panel, connectors, and hardware.

Price: $36.45
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9730K VCF Electronics kit

The PAiA 9730 Dual VCF module kit is two identical, independent filters with Lo Pass, Band Pass and Hi Pass outputs.

Price: $124.45
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9791 Patch Cord Kit

Patch Cord kit

Price: $27.50
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P9700S Synthesizer Package Offer

BEST DEAL!  PAiA P9700S modular synthesizer kit - MIDI2CV8 MIDI to CV converter, 9710 VCA, 9720 VCO , 9730 VCF, FR-7 FracRak Case and patch cord kit.

P9700S Overview  

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Price: $610.70
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P9700S Synthesizer Package (less power transformer)

BEST DEAL! PAiA P9700S modular synthesizer kit - MIDI2CV8 MIDI to CV converter, 9710 VCA, 9720 VCO , 9730 VCF, FR-7 FracRak Case and patch cord kit.

P9700S Overview

Less US-type 120VAC to 12VAC/1A wall-mounted transformer.

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Price: $606.70
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