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.

Blast from the past – SFC-101

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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.

Martin Lorenz performance

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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.