Archive for the 'Instruments' Category

GorF-XL update

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Well, things are moving on. Beta testing is almost at an end and we’ve got revised hardware (improved screening and no mod wires needed), so I’ve just ordered the first 4 layer PCBs for the first 25 GorF-XLs and started getting prices for the remainder of the parts. Once we’ve sold a few Zira’s we […]

Zira Update

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

The Zira cases are being cut/made this week, which means we should receive the first batch of Ziras in the middle of June. We’re sorry about the delay, I’m pleased to say we’ve learned from this and future products shouldn’t be delayed by the same problem.

Zira update

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Quick update about Zira, we’ve had a slight delay due to a problem with the cases, this is being rectified and we hope to have stock in the next 10 to 14 days.

GorF-XL Beta test Unit

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

I have one GorF-XL beta unit left, if you’re interested contact me, you’ll need a Doepfer power bus with +12v, +5v and -12v power rails. You’ll also be expected to help write the user guide and contribute to finding bugs. There is a cost, but it’s basically the cost of the parts and postage.  

GorF almost gone, Zira nearly here!

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

It’s been a superb month, only two¬†GorFs remain in stock. This means I have enough money to invest in some more tools which will open up a whole new set of options for the future. I want to say a very heart-felt thank you to everyone who’s purchased a GorF with their hard earned money, […]

GorF Sales and Zira update

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

GorF is selling very well, and we’re down to our last three assembled units in stock. Once they’re gone it’ll be a few months before we have stock again as we’re going to be releasing some assembled Zira‘s shortly. For now, here’s a picture of the new assembled/cased Zira.

JuJu gets pitch shift

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

I’m please to say that JuJu now has adjustable Volume, Pan and pitch control for each sound. https://soundcloud.com/vacoloco/juju-pitch-demo This is me adjusting the handclap and cowbell pitch.

GorF-XL update

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

It’s been a while since I posted an update about GorF-XL. GorF-XL is currently in beta test and we’re looking at a second run of prototype PCBs to address the mods needed to the first one and also to ensure when they go for emission testing they’re as good as can be. Software wise, A […]

JuJu Update

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Things are moving along with JuJu, each voice can now be panned and you can change the pitch of each sound. I’ll be doing some demos once I’ve got the extra MIDI processing in to handle this. There’s still a lot of work to do yet, including adding the open/closed hihat (triggering an closed hihat […]

JuJu gets dynamics

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

I’ve now managed to add velocity to each sound in JuJu, controllable from MIDI velocity of course. In this demo, as with previous ones, I’ve got Tron (my drum pattern programmer) controlling JuJu. https://soundcloud.com/vacoloco/juju-v4-velocity-demo This was actually quite a lot of effort, and required me to work out how to do quick, efficient, signed multiplies […]