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New controller in the making

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I’ve been working on different new products for a while now and finally made real progress on the next controller. This thing will be a beast with more than 100 controls . The enclosure will be an improvement on the actual line-up of controllers.

All controllers in stock

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The 3 controllers are now in stock. My partners did a great job. The PCBs are soldered to perfection and the front panels are really gorgeous.

Orders are shipping usually within a week.

New DIY Eurorack projects available

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I added the product pages for 2 new cool DIY projects. They are digital Eurorack Modules. Clocky is an Arduino-nano based clock divider/multipler. The second module is the STM32DUINO dual trigger to CV, a very powerful little module for modulation purposes with firmwares for dual LFO and ADSR. Both modules have Arduino compatible open-source firmwared that you can hack and change to your linking. It’s all through-hole so easy to build and I am making tutorial videos to explain the hardware and software. Available in the webshop now!

MIDI controllers : manufacturing update

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Hi there,

I got updates from the electronics assembly as well as the front and back panel manufacturer.

The soldering of the PCBs are starting this week and Grawart (http://grawart.pl/) are working on the first samples of front and back panels for the SFC-5. When the samples are approved they will go on with the whole batch. For the SFC-60 and SFC-Mini, I found 3 different companies : one to cut the metal, another powder coating and then a last one to do screen printing. It was cheap but took so much time to pick up stuff and prepare the material for the next step. Also, most powder coating companies are used to do rough and quick jobs, while front panels need a huge amount of patience and care. I have some panels I cannot use from the SFC-60 and Mini because they are not perfect. I am positive that Grawart can deliver perfection based on what I have seen at Superbooth.

Without any major issues, the controllers should be shipping at the beginning of July.

Cheers,
Nicolas

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SoundForce designs boutique music production hardware. The company’s mission is to develop beautiful tools with both unique functionality and DIY-friendly design. Our products are hand-made in small series in The Netherlands. We love the sound of classic analog hardware and the workflow of digital recording. The first products to be released are MIDI controllers laid-out specifically to software vintage synthetizers.
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
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