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.
SoundForce user Martin Lorenz sent me a piece made with DCOs and Dual Filters along a lot of great other modules. I find its musically minimal and repetitive aspect to be mesmerizing.
There is a little preview of the upcoming VCF / VCA 6 module (Juno VCF/VCA/HPF section) in the Mylar Melodies new year’s jam! The DCO and Dual ADSR also joined the partay.
I would like to thank everybody for 2020. I feel thankful for being able to keep on making things and that people keep on wanting to buy them to make music. It was a bad year for so many human beings and I feel lucky for how it turned out for SoundForce. I hopeful about 2021 and can’t wait to witness science kicking out covid-19’s butt.
2021 could not start better with a loopop review for the SFC-60 V3. If you are interested in synths and spend any time on youtube, you heard about loopop for sure. His reviews are thorough, well produced and unbiased. He explained perfectly what’s the deal about the SFC-60 V3. After 6 years of work on those machines it’s really exciting to see them in the spotlight
Happy holidays everybody and Merry Christmas!
I am dropping my last announcement of the year, the next release in my Juno-theme Eurorack serie of module. After the DCO and the Dual ADSR, it was time to work on the filter section of the synth. This module includes also a VCA as well as the HPF section for extra Juno-ness. Check out the product page for all the details.
I updated some backend stuff this week, mainly WordPress, woocommerce as well as the theme. Please let me know if you encounter anything weird on the site. I also secured the full site in order to allow Apple Pay in the near future. Previously only the checkout page was secured.