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S-LD demo video and alternative firmwares

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Eurorack specialist Bries (https://www.youtube.com/BRiESY) made a demo video of the S-LD module. On the 6th June and 7th July, alternative firmwares have been posted in the support section of the website. They are compatible with the S-LD hardware, also recognizable by the Rev C marking on the back PCB. Please note Rev B (Samples and S-909 purchased in 2022) firmware were also posted but I cannot guarantee 100% that the update will work because of an issue with the USB bootloader of a batch of STM32 used in that batch. You still can give it a try.

uDCO and S-LD now shipping from the shop

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Both modules are now in stock and shipping from my webshop on this site. There are also modules being dispatched to all my awesome dealers/shops this week. So if you are outside of the EU, watch the stock at your “local” dealer. If they don’t stock it yet, a little email request goes a long way!

More Dual LFO demo videos

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Bries from Belgium has made 2 other videos about the Dual LFO module. There is one full tutorial with very in-depth overview of the module and then another video with some extra patches. I am very pleased with the way the module is presented, it’s very complete and well explained. Check it out!

Dual LFO available now!

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I am happy to announce the release of the Dual LFO module, a dual tap/sync-able LFO (that can also operate as a free running LFO) with plenty of options and CV inputs. The module can track the tempo/frequency of the incoming tap signal very accurately and it has a built-in divider/multiplier with different ratios that allows for interesting synced modulation and even polyrhythmic drum patterns using the square or pulse waveform.

This design originated pre-covid and I pushed it back a few times to focus on other things. I am happy I took the time and revised the hardware and firmware a couple of times since its inception and made it the best I could. It’s very satisfying and liberating to have this module finally coming out and I am looking forward to see and hear what people will do with it.

Find more information on the product page. The module is available in my webshop for EU/Europe and at my dealers.

You can learn about the module and its features in the demo video from Quincas, aka the “Synth DIY guy”:

SuperBooth new modules announcement!

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Next week on tuesday I am leaving to build up for SuperBooth in Berlin! If you are joining the event, here is my location: https://www.superbooth.com/en/floorplan.html?location=Z245
Great spot in the outside tents area, right next to Moog and other friends.

This is a great timing to announce 2 new(ish) modules: the 2021 version DCO with added built-in MIDI interface (shipping October 2021) and the uVCF 6, a compact Juno lowpass only version of my VCF/VCA 6 (shipping November 2021). Both modules will be on display at SuperBooth and you are most welcome to come by, have a try and have a chat!

The whole MIDI controller line will be on display as well and I will bring the arcade cabinet as usual!

Germany magazine SynMag

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There is a piece about SoundForce in the August/September edition of the German magazine SynMag with an interview and reviews of some products. Perfect for your summer holiday seaside read! Mega geil.

SFC-Mini V3 is now available

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After 8 months of absence, the SFC-Mini is back in stock with a new updated case design and beautiful hardwood side panels. It was quite a challenge to build this during the pandemic as the supply chain is affected greatly and electronic components are harder to get by. More information on the product page.

Chip shortage causing sourcing problems with digital and hybrid products

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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.