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Free PCB day + two new VFE
« on: November 24, 2017, 08:57:25 AM »
I guess I better do some kinda Black Friday thing. So, for today all orders of $19.99 and up (ex. shipping) will get a free PCB. We'll start with Flabulanche and if that runs out I will select something else.

Also, all VFE are back in stock. There are two new VFE projects: the Old School tremolo and White Horse compressor.

The new v.2 switching board is now shipping with all VFE projects, too. All VFE docs have been updated with links to the new switching board doc. The switching board doc has everything in it now - regular doc, drill guides, quick build guide. Please let me know if you have any questions on the two new projects.
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Re: Free PCB day + two new VFE
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 06:33:31 PM »
I guess I better do some kinda Black Friday thing. So, for today all orders of $19.99 and up (ex. shipping) will get a free PCB. We'll start with Flabulanche and if that runs out I will select something else.

Also, all VFE are back in stock. There are two new VFE projects: the Old School tremolo and White Horse compressor.

The new v.2 switching board is now shipping with all VFE projects, too. All VFE docs have been updated with links to the new switching board doc. The switching board doc has everything in it now - regular doc, drill guides, quick build guide. Please let me know if you have any questions on the two new projects.

Nice!
On the VFE website I read the following, under "Story":

"Despite the name changes, the Old School has always been a transistor-based, vintage tremolo circuit. I find transistor-based tremolos have a richer sonic character than their optical counterparts, due to the hint of phasing that is a result of the change in gain of the transistor itself."

But, in your builddoc I see that an opto-coupler is used.

How did that come about?
« Last Edit: November 24, 2017, 06:35:26 PM by hasanova »

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Re: Free PCB day + two new VFE
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 06:52:30 PM »
The optocoupler is for the envelope follower, actually. It's what drives the dynamic changes in speed and depth.
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Re: Free PCB day + two new VFE
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 01:52:15 AM »
Great!

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Re: Free PCB day + two new VFE
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 01:31:38 PM »
Brian,

Are you going to do some cyber monday stuff?

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Re: Free PCB day + two new VFE
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 02:46:25 PM »
Brian,

Are you going to do some cyber monday stuff?

Nah. But, there might be a big giveaway coming up for the month of December.
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Re: Free PCB day + two new VFE
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 04:39:29 PM »
Brian,

Are you going to do some cyber monday stuff?

Nah. But, there might be a big giveaway coming up for the month of December.

Waiting for the VFE Dark Horse... 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Free PCB day + two new VFE
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 04:49:15 PM »
Of course I had to order these.  I've been quite impressed with all the VFE stuff, but then again I've been quite impressed with most everything that everyone is releasing these days  The bar is ridiculously high.  I doubt the White Horse (and the upcoming Tiger comp) will displace my trusty 4:1 but I think these are both a different breed.  Not to derail the topic but Brian I'm wondering, I'm close to boxing up the Tiger, which is one of the Patreon boards (and the new VFE footprint), is it OK to post here?

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Re: Free PCB day + two new VFE
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2017, 05:15:01 PM »
I'm wondering, I'm close to boxing up the Tiger, which is one of the Patreon boards (and the new VFE footprint), is it OK to post here?

Sure, MBP is basically the kind-of official tech support for the Patreon stuff. Although I have to admit I have not had time to build the two Patreon projects I have gotten. But anything related to VFE obviously has a home here.
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