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General => Global Annoucements => Topic started by: madbean on March 20, 2018, 02:55:31 PM

Title: VFE back in stock
Post by: madbean on March 20, 2018, 02:55:31 PM
All the current VFE projects are back in stock.

I'll have an announcement on the next batch of MBP/VFE projects probably this weekend.
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: Ralfg on March 24, 2018, 02:35:45 PM
Itís the weekend  ;D
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: gordo on March 24, 2018, 04:56:28 PM
Well, technically there's a day and a half left...

Looking forward to the next one(s) and I don't recall what's up next.
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: fair.child on March 24, 2018, 06:55:00 PM
Waiting for The Scream and Blueprint. So far, no delay yet from MBP VFE project. I am guessing he's going to release the Dark Horse.
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: madbean on March 24, 2018, 07:15:56 PM
Waiting for The Scream and Blueprint. So far, no delay yet from MBP VFE project. I am guessing he's going to release the Dark Horse.

The Dark Horse will not be releases anytime soon. The Scream and/or Blueprint are actually already the likely next candidates so you must have read my mind.
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: gordo on March 24, 2018, 07:54:40 PM
You guys are such a tease.  I did finish artwork for dark horse so it's the first time I've had a pedal design ready for a pedal that wasn't released yet, let alone one that might not get released...

It's a good thing I'm not good at this stuff :-)
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: gordo on March 24, 2018, 07:56:14 PM
But yeah, if we get a delay in the mix I could potentially run a VFE pedalboard.  Geez I have a serious problem...
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: fair.child on March 24, 2018, 09:28:26 PM
I just ordered fab the Rocket EQ, Blueprint, and Bumblebee. The Scream and Blueprint might help me out completing the task of VFE Mega Pedal.
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: Sequimite on March 25, 2018, 03:22:54 PM
I'm anxiously waiting for the TRIPLET.
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: fair.child on March 25, 2018, 03:47:47 PM
Well, it's the weekend. Almost over, I've been waiting what he's going to release.
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: madbean on March 25, 2018, 06:34:16 PM
You guys have built this up to be some major announcement...it's not! Basically, what I already said about the VFE (most likely the Scream and Blueprint) in early April. I'll check into the Triplet at the same time but I won't have enough switching boards and micro-controllers to release all three at once.

For MBP the plan is still the two sub-mini tube projects but I still need a little more work on the delay. Again, early April is the plan. I'm honestly not sure about the Supering right now. I just can't seem to get it done. I've tried like 4 different versions with different features but none of them are just right. But, I'll keep at it. If I can get it sorted this week it will be included with the two tube projects. Once I finally get these off my plate I will turn my attention back the Timelapse and a couple other ones I've mentioned in the Project Development area.

Also, I should have an announcement tomorrow about international shipping - very good news.
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: Ralfg on March 25, 2018, 07:32:18 PM
Sorry man... I was too excited about some sub mini tube action.
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: fair.child on March 25, 2018, 09:00:00 PM
I know it's limited to the VFE switching which it's a really nice feature to have. I am working on the code for VFE MicroC. Hopefully, I can release something as well before Mid April.
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: madbean on March 31, 2018, 06:59:01 PM
Update on the VFE releases:
I decided on the Mobius Strip instead of the Blueprint this time. So, it looks like the Triplet and Mobius Strip for sure and possibly the Scream if I have enough time. I think I can release all three at once, after all. Tentative date of April 5th. I'll have a final update in a day or two.
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: madbean on April 02, 2018, 05:03:49 PM
Mobius Strip and The Scream docs are up. I should have the Triplet finished tomorrow.
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: fair.child on April 02, 2018, 05:14:30 PM
owwww.... it's happening!
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: Hirti on April 02, 2018, 06:28:44 PM
Thanks for putting out the Mobius Strip next. Was definitely one of the VFE pedals I was looking forward to building the most.
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: madbean on April 02, 2018, 07:26:49 PM
Thanks for putting out the Mobius Strip next. Was definitely one of the VFE pedals I was looking forward to building the most.

The Mobius is definitely cool. The way he implemented the dual feedback options is very clever (I wish I had thought of it!) The only thing I wish it had is two independent mix knobs instead of one master mix. But, that would not work for the standard VFE knob configuration. Anyway, I think people will enjoy it. It's a bit of a hard build, but worth it.
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: fair.child on April 02, 2018, 07:39:56 PM
Alright, do you plan to release Focus anytime soon, Brian?
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: zgrav on April 03, 2018, 09:07:13 AM
After checking out some youtube videos that demonstrate the pedal, I am looking forward to seeing the Mobius Strip build document.  Does it use readily available delay chips instead of the no-longer-in production chips like the MN3008 used in the Choral Reef?
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: sonnyboy27 on April 03, 2018, 09:14:26 AM
After checking out some youtube videos that demonstrate the pedal, I am looking forward to seeing the Mobius Strip build document.  Does it use readily available delay chips instead of the no-longer-in production chips like the MN3008 used in the Choral Reef?

It uses PT2399 chips. The build doc is up if you want to check it out http://www.madbeanpedals.com/projects/VFE/VFE_MobiusStrip.pdf (http://www.madbeanpedals.com/projects/VFE/VFE_MobiusStrip.pdf)
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: zgrav on April 03, 2018, 11:02:06 AM
Thanks for the info. The Mobius Strip demo sounds like a lot more delay that I imagined you could get out of those 2399 chips.  Fortunately I already have a couple of those left over from another pedal build. 
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: madbean on April 03, 2018, 11:06:14 AM
Actually, it would be interesting to do a similar idea with MN3005. And, voice each delay line differently. I might look into that. Maybe do it in stereo do each delay goes to a separate amp. Might be awesome (and complicated).
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: zgrav on April 03, 2018, 12:07:41 PM
Very interesting idea to have a stereo out with different voicing, with both channels feeding one output if nothing else was plugged in to the other (like the Boss Digital Delay pedals).  Would also be interesting to see what the differences are between the PT2399 and the MN3005, although it could turn out that the sweet spot for rhythmic repeats is less than the half-second or so you can get from the 2399.

I looked at the build doc and I am consistently impressed at the way VFE stacks the parts while getting consistent placements for the pots and switches.  Using the inline strip sockets on each side of the memory chips to free up a bit more space under the board was a good choice -- otherwise I guess those parts could have been mounted from underneath.

Of course that appreciation for the part density on the VFE boards only came after it took me two builds on the Choral Reef to get a working board (poor cap size choices, and trying to use too many sockets for the chips).   : ^ )   
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: madbean on April 03, 2018, 05:46:16 PM
So, I realized this Deluxe Mobius idea is better suited for the FV-1 since it already has stereo outputs. Many fewer parts required. Drawing up the idea already :)
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: zgrav on April 04, 2018, 08:59:20 AM
Sounds like a fun project.  Looking forward to seeing how it develops.
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: madbean on April 04, 2018, 05:23:03 PM
Alright, do you plan to release Focus anytime soon, Brian?

Yes, although I do need to get a couple parts for it first. I'll see about including that in the next VFE release.
Title: Re: VFE back in stock
Post by: fair.child on April 10, 2018, 10:32:47 AM
I am envisioning Blueprint, Focus, and perhaps Springboard  8) 8) 8) My Mega Pedal will not be complete without Springboard  8)