Sunday, January 30, 2011

OSC303 starting to ship

The first units are now shipping, if you are on the waiting list and you didn't receive a notification email you should be getting one within a few days (if not already). If you think you should already have one perhaps check your spam folder or feel free to drop me a line to check if you made it to the top of the list yet.

It'll be a few days until I've completed the list and yes again there are still some places available so you know what to do if you want one of this batch ;-)

The burn in test for the modules before calibration.

and here's whats going out the door this week.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

OSC303 build well under way

As you can see I'm on schedule for the planned February release of OSC303. Since this module is limited edition it will begin shipping next week for those already on the waiting/reminder list, the demand for which has been quite high. Once the list is completed I'll announce it for general release.

There are still places left so as mentioned in the previous post, if you want to get on the list just drop me an email if you want to be sure of getting one of this batch.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Getting closer

The panels have arrived finally, here's a little teaser pic of the final design. The CCCP one is a future module that wont be released just yet. Basically CCCP is OSC303 built with alternative parts, it sounds just as good but obviously it's not as authentic.

Since OSC303 is a 1:1 clone of the TB-303 oscillator getting the correct parts is difficult, so essentially it will be a limited edition. When supplys start to run low CCCP will phase it out.

If you want to get on the reminder list drop me an email on and you'll get an email when one is available.

If all goes well the first units should begin shipping next week!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Another x0xb0x makeover

Another x0xb0x arrived on my workbench. The machine wasn't functioning and the client wanted it repaired and fitted into an aluminium enclosure. Here's what it looked like pre-op.

The CPU was shot and there was various small problems. The builder of this machine had neglected to put a socket in for the CPU. So it was time to cut out the old one and put the new one in with a socket. I also started to replace the flying leads since Substyler kindly enclosed a set with the case kit.

If you look closely at the bottom of the power PCB you'll notice a few of the component legs hadn't been trimmed flush. Since there's not much room in the alu case these had to be trimmed.

I fitted rest of the flying leads to the power PCB.

And fitted the sockets to the main board and connected it all up.

Then it was a matter of installing the case, here's the end result.

And here's a small video of the machine in action post-op, along with a little TR-909 on the side.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A quick look at things to come

Now you probably saw this post where I did a small demonstration of OSC303 and VCF303. Anyway I just received this picture from Pro-Modular who are making the panels for OSC303 so I thought I'd share it with you.

There will be a few subtle revisions but for the most part this is what the first eurorack module will look like.

This should be shipping at the start of next month, more details and specifications soon.