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Flint Fader

  • Flint Fader

About This Module

Sometimes you want a fader. Nothing fancy, just up and down precise voltage control. This little workhorse does just that: provides voltages from between 0v to +5v in a slim 2hp or 4hp package with a solid slide potentiometer.

Like all North Coast Modular Collective panels, this design features topographical contour lines; this time, from the city of Flint, Michigan.

Where To Buy

You can purchase this module via our Etsy shop. Buying a product helps support the non-profit goals of the collective. Additionally, $5 from each sale of Flint Fader will go toward the United Way of Genesee County Flint Water Fund.

Suggested Uses

Want four faders in a row? Just stack 4 Flint Faders next to each other.

Want the voltage to go from +5v to 0v? Just flip the voltage direction switch on the back of the module.

Want to have the output jack on the top instead of the bottom? Just flip the front panel and then change the voltage direction switch on the backside of the module.

This module pairs very well with other modules that have CV inputs with no interface controls, like the wonderful Disting or Ornament and Crime modules.

A single fader can:

  • Provide an always-on or off gate.Be used with a precision adder to add an offset to a sequencer.
  • Create controlled new melody lines when used with a quantizer.
  • Bring modulation to any module that doesn’t have a dedicated control

A row of faders can:

  • Help you build an audio mixer by connecting to the CV to a multiple VCAs
  • Sweep the frequency of multiple filters simultaneously


  • Voltage Direction Switch
  • 0v to +5v or +5v to 0v
  • Reversible panel
  • Fader and Jack position is interchangeable, top to bottom
  • Secure, playable panel-mounted fader.
  • Fader attached to panel with screws for a robust design
  • Small case footprint
  • Can easily be placed next to modules as a modulation source or in a row of with multiple Flint Faders.

Open Source Hardware

Flint Fader is designed to be a perfect second or third DIY project. The module is almost entirely through-hole soldering, but it does use on SMD component. It’s a great way to try SMD soldering without it becoming overwhelming.

This module is rated as an beginner build.

See the full build guide, including parts recommendations, at:



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