The effect of the pandemic is hitting the electronics industry. A global chip shortage is rising and affecting different markets, even small boutique makers of music electronics like myself.
The digital and hybrid modules will be affected (DCO, Dual ADSR and Samples/S-909). The MIDI controllers will be affected too if this shortage is lasting until end of 2021, but if it is solved in the fall, I should be able to stabilize stocks.
This might affect the release of the SFC-8 (Jupiter style) controller even more. The next projects this year will be the come back and small update of the SFC-Mini (V3) and the release of the Dual LFO.
Youtuber KIKO 1 made a really nice demo of the TAL Bassline 101 together with my 2015 SFC-101 MIDI controller. I forgot how cool it sounded!
There was only a handfull of units made. At the time, it wasn’t very popular and the plastic enclosure didn’t help much. I am very happy I now use metal cases for every products.
I don’t plan a reboot of this model but it’s nice to see it out there still making people happy.