Today I picked up from the powder coating company all the front and bottom panels for the MIDI controllers. 100kg of steel and aluminium parts. It was done in Germany in Gronau just across the border. Check out the size of the oven. Tomorrow the front panels get screen printed in another city nearby.
I will show and demonstrate a number of DIY Eurorack modules. Easy builds on a reasonable budget. Here is one I like a lot, a STM32 Arduino-compatible trigger/gate to CV module. Can be a ADSR, dual LFO, random CV generator, melody/sequencer generator, etc.. I have programmed solid firmwares for an ADSR and dual LFO.
I will be at SuperBooth in Berlin this year exhibiting 3 new controllers as well as some DIY eurorack projects. Booth 0542:
As I am working hard preparing the new products, I will post more updates and cool stuff about the process of making those products as a countdown to SuperBooth.
Come along to check out the controllers or just say hi!
I have 2 units in the shop of the new version of the SFC-Mini. Those are testing units of the new model, 100% working and fully functional. New features are the rocker switches, very Minimoog-like! The front panel is wood with a protective coating, the sides and back plate are black acrylic plastic. Only 2 units were made with this finish and color scheme.
Please note the product pictures are done in my living in an amateur set-up.
The people have spoken. Every week I am getting emails from people wanting to get their hands on a controller…
This got me excited about redesign my controllers. I got new connections with suppliers and companies which will yield better products. I also was able to redesign using parts that are faster to assemble which means more efficiency for me. The SFC-101 WILL NOT come back due to the very low demand.
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Pictures will come soon.
I decided to drop the MIDI controllers to make time to work on new exciting projects, modular projects! I am starting by building a lot of DIY modules, some kits, some own designs. With a CNC router I also built my case. The first SoundForce modules will come during summer 2017.
Unfortunately there is no chance to get a SoundForce controller anymore, as I don’t have PCBs and front panels in stock. The low demand made it impossible to mass-produce the products, the failed kickstarter campaign confirmed my assumptions. The fact that they were not just blown synths never justified the price tag for a lot of people. But due to the amount of controls and the hand assembly I could not just reduce the price. A great experience anyway!
The first batch of SFC-60 is finally sold out. The controller “might” get an update and a new production batch later this year. It depends on how busy I get with freelancing/consulting and prototyping some Eurorack modules. I ordered some PCBs for the SFC-Mini, there will be stock around October-November.
SoundForce Controllers is a one-man operation lead by Nicolas Toussaint, Electrical Engineer and Producer/Mixer/Sound Designer (http://sound-force.nl). Nicolas takes care of everything at SoundForce: product concept/design, electronics, laser cutting, screen printing, assembly/soldering, photography, videos, website… Email: nicolas(at)sound-force.nl