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New controller prototype enclosure

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Update from GRAWART, the prototype enclosure for the new controller is manufactured this week. So far it fits all nicely together. It’s a sheet metal enclosure with aluminum all around. First time doing this, this is an improvement on the previous generations controllers.

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.

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Hello stranger and welcome to my website. My name is Nicolas and SoundForce is my company. It started in 2014 with a simple idea: wouldn’t it be cool to control software synthesizers with dedicated controllers? For the first time, I combined my Electrical Engineering background with my love for computer music. My first product was the SFC-60, a controller for the TAL U-NO-LX Juno-60 plugin. Back then, everything was made by me and by hand. Since then, I have developed 4 different models and improved design and manufacturing drastically.

In April 2016, I ordered my first Eurorack DIY kit from Thonk.co.uk. I was hooked instantly and started to build my own case, my own utility modules, few Mutable modules and started (too) many projects. At the time, I was working in local FabLab and could easily mill PCBs, laser front panels and CNC some Eurorack cases. This led to a couple of DIY products in 2017, such as Clocky and the 808 Kick and Snare. In 2018, I worked on the first Eurorack assembled module, the DCO, a modern homage to the Juno-60/106 oscillator section. For Superbooth 2019, the DCO is announced as well as some other upcoming modules.

Prior to starting SoundForce, I worked as an Industrial Programming Engineer as well as in the music business as an engineer/producer/composer. Both experiences never really fulfilled my expectations completely. Merging my both backgrounds was the best choice I ever made.

Email: nicolas(at)sound-force.nl
Social: http://www.facebook.com/nicolassoundforce