AMSynth.co.uk

Looks pretty sweet. AmSynth is in the UK. Under the radar.

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Case Work Pt. 2

Cases:

2 Row (Flight 208 Model) 475$ Approx
3 Row (Flight 312 Model) 615$ Approx
4 Row (Flight 416 Model) 845$ Approx

Specs:

104HP Vector Size Rows 3mm Screws
BubbleSound 1.5Amp Power Supply
Per Row
4MS Distro 1.1 Boards w/5 Volt Rail
14G Wire Throughout Case
Fuse Holder w/Extra Fuse
Hand Built in the USA

These cases could power one skiff extra for every row if you were not using all metasonix modules. Giving this much room for power will be unlike any other company on the market. These supplies should be able to handle a large array of modules. Testing is in two weeks. The first run will be ready by late October. Ordering will be through Outofhtbag.org with Paypal, and Switched On Music Electronics in store.

Other thoughts I have had lately have been of a plain 25/37 key CV controller. Cheap. Like 200$. That would be a winner too. Maybe one to match the cases? Few other option ideas are to let customers choose their own LED colors inside the case, and to give a 4hp front power panel special edition option. Other options later will be case colors including Red, Blue, Green, Wood Grain. Optional wood finished inside panel which can include 3 sets of multiples. Last option was to do a dual 3” speaker onboard option so you could plug the case power cable in and use the built in speakers!

Possible Add Ons:

*Colors (Red, Blue, Green, WoodGrain) (add 40$)
*Internal LED Colors (No Charge)
*4HP Special Edition Front Power Panel (add 40$)
*Interior Finish Panel w/ Multiples (add 60$)
*On Board Dual 3” Speakers (add 100$)
*Matching 25 or 37 Key CV KeyBoard (add 200$/300$)

These ideas, prices, and thoughts are subject to change at any time, and not all of the options may become available.

Case Work Proto v1.o

Here is my first adventure into custom cases. Built the bus boards and did a ton of work to get this project off the ground. I could not have done it without the help of all of my friends including Dann, Jeanot, David, and Justin. Thanks also to all the people @ Switched On who support everything I do, and the guys @ Dub Academy for letting me perform last night @ the ND with the new case. Pictures below. Took four days of work, and about 16 hours of learning.

Next run will be the v2.o, v3.o (Models, Flight 208: Flight 312) and will test the Bubblesound power supply 1.6 with the 4ms Distro 1.1. This will be a lot more work but will be the highest rated mA case out on the market (1.5A per single row) for the best price. First run will be about 12, and then a bigger run will follow. Hope everyone digs the hard work. These will be 104hp vector rails, and thinking about doing the tap strips instead of the sliding nut. After the first two runs of 2 row and 3 row I will look into doing a 4 row. All handles will be low profile and not interfear with the the stacking of cases. Also thinking about putting the power on a 4hp panel for stacking purpose also. still more to think about.

The first run looks to be about 6 weeks from completion. Hope to finish sooner.

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Power Rails

Solder all morning to finish the power rails. No injuries to report which is good news. Lots of measuring.

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Case Building

Working on cases and prototypes this weekend and all next week. Hope to have the images up by next week so you can see what i have been working on.

There will be 4 colors including silver, black, blue, yellow, and red. All ATA flight case ready with two rows of 88hp vector rails. The power supplies should be ready after my first test.

I used a pedal train case to do my first prototype, and then we will move into the standard size. Right now i will only be working on one size until i can find a better bigger case option.

Stay tuned for more. Thanks 4MS, Bubblesound, and Fletch.

Beta Cell DNA

Working on the Beta with Livid on Cell DNA, and it has been really great to see this software progress. I tend to use 3 different video editors to make most of my clips. Cell is the place to perform. It has a load of effects, and you can basically add an unlimited amount of photoshop plugs to make all the effects happen the way you expect. Very predictable, and very stable to on Lion already.

Thanks Peter, Mike, Gabe, Jay, and everyone at Livid for making such awesome gear and software. Keep up the good work.

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Trash Audio

Thanks Trash Audio for the great time @ the 2011 Synth meet in LA. We had a blast being there and got to see some great new products. There are 12 modules surfacing by the end of the year by some major manufactures. The new Malekko Joystick Axis is super badass. That and the Pittsburgh Modular Generator expander are on the top of my list. Also love 4ms’s new PEG. So many new things that make me excited.

Thanks everyone.

Mac OS X Lion Update

Installed OS X Lion last night. Great software for sure, only lost the adobe, and microsoft office. Seems like everything else went smooth. I found out that the new OS indexes your drives on the first restart so the cpu will run slow for about the first hour or two of operation because it is indexing. After that it seems to run way faster. I also have cleared 20+ GB from the hard drive doing the install.

Reason, Record, Ableton, NI, and most third party plugs smoothy installed also. It seems i was worried for nothing. Once the install was complete, all of the icon that do not work have a circle with a line through it. Most new apps on the App store are boring but i can see where it will expand soon with more software titles. The macbook now acts like an iPad in Launchpad mode. It’s pretty slick.

The graphics performance is amazing too, cleaner and quicker. Probably cause there is less code jamming up the system. Kudos Apple.

Highly recommend the 29$ dollar purchase. The new LaunchPad Is Sweet.

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