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Sept Release schedule
« on: September 03, 2018, 11:33:38 AM »
I posted this on the Projects page a few days ago but here are more details:

Dreamtime: FV-1 in a 1590A. Includes the Dreamtime delay patch and one internal FV-1 patch (chorus/reverb).
Headtrip: FV-1 in a 1590B. Includes three of my patches, Choirsaw (mono version), Starfield (delay with phaser) and Parallax (an approximation of the forthcoming tremolo/phaser FFX pedal). The focus of this one is on trippy/ambient sounds. It also has a switch for three internal FV-1 programs.
Wavelord: I'm still working on this one but I think I can get it together in time. Tap Tempo tremolo using the new TAPLFO3 chip. Has 16 different waveforms.

Also, I'll be getting some new stickers and every order will get one. Plus, there will be another giveaway. Most likely it will be a buffered bypass board. It's a little 3pdt mounted board you can stick in any 1590B or above enclosure. Plus, it has an on-board switch to choose between either buffered or true bypass!

I've started back on the Timelapse and I will update as I make progress. A few people asked about the Rustbucket and I will work on that towards the end of the month. Maybe I can pull it together for October.

Finally, the PLR Kickstarter will not start (realistically) until October, I think. I still have quite a few prototypes to get through. So we might be looking at late October or early November for those. I haven't decided whether to try and release 10 at once or do them piecemeal (a couple a month). We'll see how the remaining prototype boards go.

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Re: Sept Release schedule
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2018, 02:23:39 PM »
I posted this on the Projects page a few days ago but here are more details:

Dreamtime: FV-1 in a 1590A. Includes the Dreamtime delay patch and one internal FV-1 patch (chorus/reverb).
Headtrip: FV-1 in a 1590B. Includes three of my patches, Choirsaw (mono version), Starfield (delay with phaser) and Parallax (an approximation of the forthcoming tremolo/phaser FFX pedal). The focus of this one is on trippy/ambient sounds. It also has a switch for three internal FV-1 programs.
Wavelord: I'm still working on this one but I think I can get it together in time. Tap Tempo tremolo using the new TAPLFO3 chip. Has 16 different waveforms.

Also, I'll be getting some new stickers and every order will get one. Plus, there will be another giveaway. Most likely it will be a buffered bypass board. It's a little 3pdt mounted board you can stick in any 1590B or above enclosure. Plus, it has an on-board switch to choose between either buffered or true bypass!

I've started back on the Timelapse and I will update as I make progress. A few people asked about the Rustbucket and I will work on that towards the end of the month. Maybe I can pull it together for October.

Finally, the PLR Kickstarter will not start (realistically) until October, I think. I still have quite a few prototypes to get through. So we might be looking at late October or early November for those. I haven't decided whether to try and release 10 at once or do them piecemeal (a couple a month). We'll see how the remaining prototype boards go.

That's it!

Great news. Can you shed some light into differences between TapLFO2 and 3? Do you plan on including the TapLFO chip?

Despite the higher shipping costs to non-US, I vote for 1-by-1 release of the PLR boards. Those are supposed to be "rare" I guess. If you'd release them at once, one could just grab every single one at a time... No collecting obsession.
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Re: Sept Release schedule
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2018, 07:40:21 PM »
definitely keen to check out a 1590B FV-1 pcb! been on my wish / to do list for a while now

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Re: Sept Release schedule
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2018, 07:59:12 PM »
definitely keen to check out a 1590B FV-1 pcb! been on my wish / to do list for a while now

No joke: the patches I've come up with for the Headtrip are friggin' outstanding. I love them! I think you guys will be pleased.
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Re: Sept Release schedule
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 06:35:11 AM »
The Dreamtime assembly is turning out to be challenging. Four pots and a switch in a 1590A is a lot. So, I've decided to re-do it as a series of breakout boards. This should make assembly a snap. There will be quite a bit of wiring but this way everything will drop right in.

I think I will also ask PPP about offering pre-drilled enclosures for this one.

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Re: Sept Release schedule
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 07:39:37 AM »
Holy mudder 'a gahd  :o

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Re: Sept Release schedule
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2018, 08:02:54 AM »
Break out boards...a snap....


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Re: Sept Release schedule
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2018, 08:08:29 AM »
WOW.  Looks like some really fun projects coming up! 

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Re: Sept Release schedule
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2018, 09:33:07 AM »
For those of us that have not soldered SMD chips and are reluctant to try with a $20 chip, is there likely to be an option to buy the board with the FV-1 already soldered in place?

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Re: Sept Release schedule
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2018, 10:01:44 AM »
For those of us that have not soldered SMD chips and are reluctant to try with a $20 chip, is there likely to be an option to buy the board with the FV-1 already soldered in place?

That's not really something I have the time or funds to do. But, I do realize that there will be some people who want to build these without having soldered surface mount. So, I will be including a tutorial on how to get the right results. It's actually quite easy if you use a couple of tricks.

I just realized I have enough space on the Dreamtime board to include a "practice" board. So, anyone who wants to practice can just get a couple extra TL074 to try out before working on the actual PCB.
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Re: Sept Release schedule
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2018, 10:17:45 AM »
This should be helpful. A spot for two TL074 to practice on. Every pin is grounded and there are two ground pads in the center. So, if you want to check out how well you soldered your pins, just hook up a continuity checker between the pin and one of the ground pads!
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Re: Sept Release schedule
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2018, 10:19:10 AM »
This should be helpful. A spot for two TL074 to practice on. Every pin is grounded and there are two ground pads in the center. So, if you want to check out how well you soldered your pins, just hook up a continuity checker between the pin and one of the ground pads!

With the rider that if you haven't soldered the pin, then touching it with the probe will likely cause it to press down on the pad enough for intermittent contact.
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Re: Sept Release schedule
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2018, 10:24:23 AM »
With the rider that if you haven't soldered the pin, then touching it with the probe will likely cause it to press down on the pad enough for intermittent contact.

That's an excellent point, thanks. If you touch the very top part of the pin as it exits the IC casing it might have less deflection, though. In any case, the practice part is the most important.
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Re: Sept Release schedule
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2018, 01:00:15 PM »
Thanks!  That sounds encouraging. 

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Re: Sept Release schedule
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2018, 02:22:19 PM »
Maybe something like a buff 'n blend for a future giveaway?
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