VID PIX Assembly Instructions

Thank you for purchasing the Sound Study Modular VID PIX! These assembly instructions are for the Eurorack and console versions.

ATTN: Please follow the BOM and these instructions. Don’t populate from the PCB silkscreen or these instruction pictures alone. Our components may look different from the pictures, so please look over your parts and check the codes first.

Eurorack BOM:

For a Bill of Materials with the part numbers included, click here.

Console BOM:

For a Bill of Materials with the part numbers included, click here.

  1. VID PIX RESISTORS & VOLTAGE REGULATOR

The resistors are non-polarized, so it doesn’t matter which direction they go, but it makes troubleshooting much easier if they are all oriented in the same direction. Once you have them all in their correct places, you can flip over your project and solder, clipping the excess leads.

Next, add the voltage regulator as shown below. It is easier to fit in if you bend the legs with a pair of pliers first. If you were provided with an insulator, install it. If your kit didn’t come with an insulator, you don’t need one, so just use the screw and slide nut.

Flip over the PCB and trim the leads.

VID PIX Resistors & Voltage Regulator
VID PIX Resistors & Voltage Regulator

2. VID PIX CRYSTAL, SOCKETS & STAND UP DIODES

The crystal is non-polarized, so populate it in either direction. The diodes are polarized components, so make sure to line up the stripe on the diode with the stripe on the silkscreen (striped side down). It is easier to bend the diodes first before populating them into the PCB. Align the notch in the socket with the notch on the PCB silkscreen graphics. When you have them populated, flip your project over on a flat surface and solder them in place, clipping the excess leads.

VID PIX CRYSTAL & SOCKETS
VID PIX CRYSTAL & SOCKETS

3. VID PIX CAPACITORS

Now we can populate the ceramic capacitor. These are non-polarized as well, so they can be populated in either direction, but it is recommended to place them so that the numbers written on them can be easily read. This will help if you need to troubleshoot your build later.

The electrolytic capacitors are polarized, so they must be oriented in a specific manner. When populating them, align the longer leg of the capacitor with the + symbol on the silkscreen. Once you have it correctly populated, flip your project over and solder everything in place, clipping any excess leads.

VID PIX Capacitors
VID PIX Capacitors

4. EURORACK 10 PIN POWER HEADER

SKIP TO STEP 5 IF ASSEMBLING THE CONSOLE VERSION

The 10 pin Eurorack power header is polarized. Align the notch in the head with the notch on the PCB silkscreen. Flip your PCB over and solder into place

VID PIX Eurorack 10 PIN Power Header
VID PIX Eurorack 10 PIN Power Header

EURORACK PANEL COMPONENTS

Now place the pot, switch, mono jacks, stereo jack (only fits in one place) and RCA jack into the PCB and carefully place the panel over those components. Then take the audio jack nuts and secure them down thumb-tight to the PCB. Once everything is lined up squarely, tighten the jacks a bit more, but not too much.

VID PIX EURORACK PANEL COMPONENTS
VID PIX EURORACK PANEL COMPONENTS
VID PIX EURORACK PANEL ASSEMBLY
VID PIX EURORACK PANEL ASSEMBLY

Carefully turn the PCB over and solder all of the panel components in place.

VID PIX Soldering of panel components
VID PIX Soldering of panel components

Now place the ICs into the sockets by aligning the IC’s notch with the notch on the socket.

VID PIX add ICs and final tighten
VID PIX add ICs and final tighten

Congrats! You can down plug your module into your Euroack power supply and television!

VID PIX EURORACK FINAL ASSEMBLY
VID PIX EURORACK FINAL ASSEMBLY

5. CONSOLE USB JACK & SWITCH

Place the switch and USB jacks into the PCB as shown below then turn over and carefully solder in place.

VID PIX CONSOLE SWITCH & USB JACK
VID PIX CONSOLE SWITCH & USB JACK

6. CONSOLE PANEL COMPONENTS

Now place the LED, pot, switch, mono jacks, stereo jack (only fits in one place) and RCA jack into the PCB and carefully turn the project over to solder the components in place. It will be easer to do the jacks first, then the pot, then the switch.

VID PIX I/O Components
VID PIX I/O Components

7. CONSOLE PUSHBUTTONS & STANDOFFS

Place, but do not solder just yet, the pushbuttons. Screw the standoffs onto the PCB as shown below.

VID PIX CONSOLE Switches and standoffs
VID PIX CONSOLE switches and standoffs

8. CONSOLE PANEL

Now place the panel over the switches and standoffs.

VID PIX CONSOLE PANEL
VID PIX CONSOLE PANEL

Add the nuts to the switches and the black screws to the standoffs through the panel

VID PIX Panel Final
VID PIX Panel Final

Solder the pushbuttons in place.

Solder the push buttons
Solder the push buttons

You are done! Time to now plug your unit into power via the USB jack and connect your TV via the RCA jack.

VID PIX CONSOLE DONE
VID PIX CONSOLE DONE