Products of LeafAudio
LeafAudio is the brand of Manuel Richter. He is a trained drummer & audio engineer, studio- and live-musician, was interested in electronic and experimental sounds since his childhood. He made releases and lots of live appearances as Xabec. He toured with Haujobb and others, was producer & songwriter for Anne Clark. LeafAudio started as Manuel's studio in 2008, he made lots of mixings and masterings but quickly ended up doing one of the most well known DIY workshop series in Germany by the mid 2010s. Meanwhile LeafAudio is most well known for their Microphonic Soundboxes and other sound design instruments which became super popular worldwide. Most of the production is still made by hand in Leipzig, Germany.
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LeafAudio - Add-On Pack #1

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Add-On Pack #1 is made for the Microphonic Soundbox mk2 and Microphonic Playground. We offer it to get you started into experimentation and sound design. Add-On Pack #1 and Add-On Pack #2 complement each other.Add-On Pack #1 includes:• 2x Compression Spring (big, small)• 1x Clockwork Spring• 1 Pair of Chopsticks• 5x Wobbly Tension Springs (short)• 1x Wobbly Tension Springs (long)• 1x Reverb Spring• 1x Kalimba Tongue FR4 1,6mm• 2x Thumb Screws M3x16mm• 2x Small Magnets• 1x Rubberband 100x5mm
€25.00*
LeafAudio - Add-On Pack #2

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Add-On Pack #2 is made for the Microphonic Soundbox mk2 and Microphonic Playground. We offer it to get you started into experimentation and sound design. Add-On Pack #1 and Add-On Pack #2 complement each other.Add-On Pack #2 includes:• 1x Steel Wires• 2x Mini Springs 2,2x19mm• 1x Bamboo Brush• 1x Tension Spring 58x10mm• 2x Metal Marbles 6-8mm• 1x Rubberband 200x6mm
€20.00*
LeafAudio - ADPT-3,5-JACK-6,3-JACK

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Use this adaptor for connecting LeafAudio Field Amp's output to a 6,3mm (1/4") input.Make sure to read the notes about inputs and outputs in the Field Amp manual, you'll find it on the LeafAudio website. www.leaf-audio.comThe adaptor is available in three lengths:ADPT-3,5-JACK-6,3-JACK-0,5MFeatures:• 3,5mm (1/8") mono jack to 6,3mm (1/4") mono jack• Amphenol 3,5mm (1/8") mono jack• HiCon 6,3mm (1/4") mono jack• Sommer Cable Onyx Tynee cable material• Length: 0,5m
€16.90*
LeafAudio - ADPT-3,5-JACK-XLR-MALE-ASYM

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Use this adaptor for connecting LeafAudio's Field Amp to symmetrical XLR inputs. As the Field Amp does not feature a symmetrical input or outputs, this adaptor is actually asymmetrical (XLR pins 1 and 3 bridged).Make sure to read the notes about inputs and outputs in the Field Amp manual, you'll find it on the LeafAudio website. www.leaf-audio.comThis adaptor is available in 2 legnths:ADPT-3,5-JACK-XLR-MALE-ASYM-0,5MADPT-3,5-JACK-XLR-MALE-ASYM-1,5MFeatures:• Asymmetrical 3,5mm (1/8") mono jack to XLR male• Amphenol 3,5mm (1/8") mono jack• HiCon XLR connector male• Sommer Cable Onyx Tynee cable material• Length: available in 0,5m (~1,6 feet) and 1,5m (~5 feet)
€17.90*
LeafAudio - ADPT-XLR-FEM-3,5-JACK-ASYM

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Use this adaptor for connecting symmetrical or asymmetrical sources like the LOM geophone to the input of LeafAudio's Field Amp.As the Field Amp does not feature symmetrical input or outputs, this adaptor is actually asymmetrical (XLR pins 1 and 3 bridged according to the standards).Make sure to read the notes about inputs and outputs in the Field Amp manual, you'll find it on the LeafAudio website. www.leaf-audio.comFeatures:• Asymmetrical XLR female to 3,5mm (1/8") mono jack• HiCon XLR connector female• Amphenol 3,5mm (1/8") mono jack• Sommer Cable Onyx Tynee cable material• Length: ~35cm tip to tip
€17.90*
LeafAudio - ATT (1U)

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The ATT Passive Attenuator is a simple 2 channel attenuator that can be used to attenuate audio or CV signals. For example to level the volume of two audio signals or to limit modulation signals. This DIY kit is very beginner friendly.Passive module, no power required.DIY-Kit-Type:THT-Kit-1. This is a Do-It-Yourself kit, not an assembled module. The kit includes all parts to build the module. Only trough-hole parts to solder. Make sure to check the build guide before you buy. For build guide, more info, videos etc. please check the buttons below.
€17.85*
LeafAudio - ATT (2HP Passive Attenuator)

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The ATT Passive Attenuator is a simple 2 channel attenuator that can be used to attenuate audio or CV signals. For example to level the volume of two audio signals or to limit modulation signals. This DIY kit is very beginner friendly.Passive module, no power required.DIY-Kit-Type:THT-Kit-1. This is a Do-It-Yourself kit, not an assembled module. The kit includes all parts to build the module. Only trough-hole parts to solder. Make sure to check the build guide before you buy. For build guide, more info, videos etc. please check the buttons below.
€17.85*
LeafAudio - Bass Kalimba Set

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Our Bass Kalimba Set fits for the Microphonic Soundbox mk2 and for it’s little brother, the Microphonic Playground. It has longer strips than the standard Soundbox Kalimba and therefore sounds deeper. Two of the strips are thicker than the others (1,6 mm instead of 1,2 mm) what results in a further sound variation.The holes in the strips are ment to face towards the player. You could possibly use it with single hairs of a violin bow or use steel wire to mount something onto it. It’s all about exploration.Use the included M3 countersunk screws to mount it on the Microphonic Soundbox mk2 or Microphonic Playground. You will need a TX10 (Torx) screwdriver bit.Length: 120 mmWidth: 9 mmThickness: 1,2 mm / 1,6 mm
€15.00*
LeafAudio - Bass Kalimba Strips

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This strips can replace the shorter standard ones of the Microphonic Soundbox and are longer, therefore sound deeper. They fit for the newer Soundbox mk2 Kalimba body, but not for the older ones with Carbon strips.Two of the strips are thicker than the others (1,6 mm instead of 1,2 mm) what results in a further sound variation.The holes in the strips are ment to face towards the player. You could possibly use it with single hairs of a violin bow or use steel wire to mount something onto it. It’s all about exploration.Length: 120 mmWidth: 9 mmThickness: 1,2 mm / 1,6 mm
€10.00*
LeafAudio - Contact Microphone 3,5mm (1/8") Connector

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LeafAudio Contact Mic - 3,5mm (1/8") ConnectorCable with rubber-sealed contact microphone in special housing which is electrically shielded. Means: no hum is introduced, only your crystal clear signal. Made for LeafAudio's Field Amp, but you can use it with any mixer, interface, recorder. Usable as contact mic or pressure sensor for modulars. It is rubber coated but not waterproof (it might be, but was not ment as hydrophone, but try if you feel like it - your risk).Please note that LeafAudio's Field Amp needs the 3,5mm (1/8") version, Microphonic Soundbox uses the 6,3mm (1/4") version!Available in 2 lengths:1,5m (~5 feet)3,0m (~10 feet)3,5mm (1/8") Amphenol connector and Sommer Cable Cicada wire. Small diameter, durable jacket, oxygen free copper. Diameter 2,6mm, conductor 0,14mm2, shielding factor 95%, temperature range -30°C to +70°C, resistance 148Ω/km, weight 13g/m.
€28.00*
LeafAudio - Contact Microphone 6,3mm (1/4") Connector

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LeafAudio Contact Mic - 6,3mm (1/4") ConnectorCable with rubber-sealed contact microphone in special housing which is electrically shielded. Means: no hum is introduced, only your crystal clear signal. Made for Microphonic Soundbox (which also is a ultra low noise high class amp with 40dB amplification), but you can use it with any mixer, interface, recorder. Usable as contact mic or pressure sensor for modulars. It is rubber coated but not waterproof (it might be, but was not ment as hydrophone, but try if you feel like it - your risk).Please note that LeafAudio's Field Amp needs the 3,5mm (1/8") version, Microphonic Soundbox uses the 6,3mm (1/4") version!Available in 2 lengths:1,5m (~5 feet)3,0m (~10 feet)6,3mm (1/4") HiCon connector and Sommer Cable Cicada wire. Small diameter, durable jacket, oxygen free copper. Diameter 2,6mm, conductor 0,14mm2, shielding factor 95%, temperature range -30°C to +70°C, resistance 148Ω/km, weight 13g/m.
€28.00*
LeafAudio - Eggslicer Harp

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Our Eggslicer Harp (german: Eier-Harfe) fits for the Microphonic Soundbox mk2 and for Microphonic Playground.Features:• 1x Eggslicer Harp• 1x Holder• 2x M3 Thumb Screws
€15.01*
LeafAudio - Eurorack Probe

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This oscilloscope probe is specially made for Eurorack or synthesizer signals. With a 3,5mm mono TS jack, it allows an easy connection between an oscilloscope and the Eurorack system. We have set the termination resistor especially for Eurorack output level to 100K to display real values. The probe can also be manually compensated.Why should I compensate my probe?• Probes are compensated for a more linear frequency response• A poorly compensated probe can lead to measurement inaccuracies like incorrect amplitudes or distorted waveforms (rise/fall times)This Eurorack Probe has following specs:• 100 MHz bandwidth• 1x attenuation ratio• 100 k termination resistance• 70 pF ~ 120 pF input capacitance• 24 V max. voltage range• 100 cm cable lengthIncludes following items:• Probe• Adjustment tool• Marker rings• User Guide
€19.00*
LeafAudio - EXP-1

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EXP-1 (v1.3) is an expander module for our analogue Eurorack oscillator VCO-1. It adds an LFO (bi-polar LED) with two waveforms (square, triangle) and various modulation targets, sync, lin. FM, wave morphing, an additional triangle output etc. Together with VCO-1 it is a complex oscillator with lots of internal or external modulation possibilities. Check out the module on Modular Grid. https://www.modulargrid.net/e/leafaudio-exp-1Check buttons below for a build video about VCO-1 and EXP-1 by Synth DIY guy. Very nice to watch before you build it, specially for beginners. And make sure to check the Soundcloud audio demos - they're good!Controls:• LFO Freq. ca. 0,01Hz - 200Hz• LFO Amt. (target via selector)• Lin FM (int. LFO / ext. signal)• Morph (int. offset / ext. CV)• LFO Shape (Saw / Square)• LFO Target (Morph / PW)• Morph Mode (Tri-Spare / Tri-Saw)Connectors:• LFO Freq (ext. CV influences LFO Freq.)• Lin FM Input• Morph CV Input• Sync Input• LFO Output• Morphed Output• Triagle OutputThe frontpanel was designed by Hannes Pasqualini / Papernoise.DIY-Kit-Type:THT-Kit-1. This is a Do-It-Yourself kit, not an assembled module. The kit includes all parts to build the module. Only trough-hole parts to solder. Make sure to check the build guide before you buy. For build guide, more info, videos etc. please check the buttons below.
€95.00*
LeafAudio - Field Amp

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Field Amp is LeafAudio's solution for the world of body sound transmission: recording the world with contact microphones and geophones.After releasing our Microphonic Soundbox we quickly noticed that we hit a blind spot. Many sound designers praised the clean and noise-free amplification of it, but had not necessarily use for the Soundbox itself. We heard you and developed a product on its own - the Field Amp. When you want the Soundbox amp without the actual box, Field Amp will be your new best friend! It's perfect for sound design work or musical applications in the studio, field recording, sound installations and possibly much more.Quality amplification & power management circuitry. No noise or beeping can be heard or seen in the spectrum, not even above the hearing range, which would come into focus later during sound manipulation processes. You can record with high sampling rates, transpose the audio by a lot and enjoy your pure sound. Just the clear, pristine audio you want to capture with your contact microphones.Optimised for travelling. The small unit is fully portable, light, offers many mounting possibilities. A professional case is included, which also can carry your contact mics, batteries and cables.Body sound transmission vs. airborne sound. We are used to listen to the world from our own human hearing perspective. Sound travels through air before it hits the diaphragm of our ear or a microphone. By using contact microphones you switch the hearing perspective from listening to the outside of materials to listening from within materials. This shift is a massive trick for your sound design, which you should try! There is a whole world of sound that normally keeps hidden.Field Amp is optimised for Hi-Z signals like contact mics and geophones. It also acts as an impedance converter with a powerful output signal. No loss of signal quality when you keep the wiring short between microphones and the input. The output is a strong signal and you don't have to worry about a few meters of cable.We recommend using the shielded contact microphones by LeafAudio. Generally you can try contact mics with our pre-amp, as well as geophones, hydrophones, or guitar pickups. If you want to use geophones with XLR connnector like LOM, make sure to read the manual and buy the additional special adaptor cable! We also offer adaptors for the output side, please have a look here in the shop.Features:• Low-Noise pre-amp for contact mics, geophones etc.• Case included• 9V DC power supply or battery• USB-C to barrel connector adapter cable included• Up to ~50x adjustable gain• 1 mono input• 2 mono outputs (one -12 dB)• All connections 3.5 mm (1/8") mono jack• 12 x 12 x 3.4 cm• 410 g (incl. case & USB-C to barrel cable)• 1/4"-UNC mount on top and bottom for camera tripods etc.
€189.00*
LeafAudio - FPF (1U)

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The FPF Fixed Passive Filter is a simple utility filter with fixed cutoff frequencies for Highpass, Lowpass and Bandpass. If you want to roll off the high frequencies or eliminate some rumble on synth sounds it does a pretty good job cleaning up signals. It is a simple passive RC filter combination and therefore causes a little loudness drop on your signal. This DIY kit is very beginner friendly.Passive module, no power required.DIY-Kit-Type:THT-Kit-1. This is a Do-It-Yourself kit, not an assembled module. The kit includes all parts to build the module. Only trough-hole parts to solder. Make sure to check the build guide before you buy. For build guide, more info, videos etc. please check the buttons below.
€17.85*
LeafAudio - FPF (2HP Fixed Passive Filter)

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The FPF Fixed Passive Filter is a simple utility filter with fixed cutoff frequencies for Highpass, Lowpass and Bandpass. If you want to roll off the high frequencies or eliminate some rumble on synth sounds it does a pretty good job cleaning up signals. It is a simple passive RC filter combination and therefore causes a little loudness drop on your signal. This DIY kit is very beginner friendly.Passive module, no power required.DIY-Kit-Type:THT-Kit-1. This is a Do-It-Yourself kit, not an assembled module. The kit includes all parts to build the module. Only trough-hole parts to solder. Make sure to check the build guide before you buy. For build guide, more info, videos etc. please check the buttons below.
€17.85*
LeafAudio - Knapplåda

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Knapplåda is a DIY case with 104 HP space for your modules, a busboard with 16 bus-connectors and ~1 Ampere on +12V, -12V and +5V. The cover also acts as a stand, so you have your modules placed in a nice angle in front of you.It is your perfect entry into the modular world without spending much cash on power supply and case. Who did some research on that topics knows that it quickly gets complicated and expensive. Our answer: just get an all-in-one solution and focus on music instead of tech stuff! Here is Knapplåda!The DIY kit includes all materials you need to build the case. On top of that you will need some tools. You need solder- and woodworking skills. We think it will take around one or two evenings to build it for most of you. Please make sure to check the building instructions before you buy the kit. We put a lot of effort in this project and we hope you like it!Features:• 104 HP• Including busboard & power supply• Cover/stand included• Slide nuts or threaded strips (M3) can be inserted from the side• ~1 Ampere each on +12V/ -12V/ +5V• Find more specs in the manualDIY-Kit-Type:THT-Kit-1. This is a Do-It-Yourself kit, not an assembled module. The kit includes all parts to build the module. Only trough-hole parts to solder. Make sure to check the build guide before you buy. For build guide, more info, videos etc. please check the buttons below.
€183.00*
LeafAudio - Metal Rods

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Brass replacement rods for Microphonic Soundbox mk1 and mk2. It comes with a plastic tube which also can store a violin bow for your travels.Features:• 2x Brass rods• 1x Plastic tube
€15.01*
LeafAudio - Microphonic Playground

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Microphonic Playground is the newest addition in our series of sound design instruments. Like its bigger sister, the Microphonic Soundbox, it's a playground for sonic exploration of any kind. It can also be your inexpensive entry into the Soundbox world before you possibly upgrade later.It works through body sound transmission on basis of a contact microphone. In comparison to airborne sound transmission (via a microphone), all sounds created on the box can be listened to in a very intimate and direct way. Imagine it like listening to the materials from the inside, very much in an ASMR way.The difference to the Microphonic Soundbox are two things:1) It is passive, has no active amplification and needs no power supply.2) It's an open playground with no audio sources or objects built into it, so you are free to attach everything to it what you can imagine.To get you started with ideas we now offer a variety of add-ons, that can be used with both the Microphonic Soundbox and the Microphonic Playground.The unit has an audio input and an output. Its audio output can be amplified by the external input of a Microphonic Soundbox and therefore act as an extension. Or it can be amplified by any pre-amplifier, mixing desk or audio interface. Multiple Playgrounds can be cascaded in series. Play it on its own, or extend your Microphonic Soundbox with one or two Playgrounds and some of the new add-ons.You're free to use it as a platform for sonic experimentation or just convert it into a Bass Kalimba, for example, and leave it that way. Please choose your own way to play with it and let your imagination and creativity guide you.Features:• built in contact microphone• passive, no power supply needed• many mounting possibilities for add-ons through five threaded M3 strips• universal wooden object holder on the side• four M3 thumb screws included• 1 audio input, 1 audio output• multiple units can be linked• soft rubber feet• 162 mm x 147 mm x 60 mm (w/d/h)• 0,244 kg
€99.00*