May progress update/Black panel option
a) For those following the campaign but were unable to pledge, there are a limited number of E370s left at $904 (includes shipping). PM if interested. These will be gone on June 30,
b) After the E370 campaign ended, we announced another module called the E352 Cloud Terrarium. This is a replacement for the E340 Cloud Generator and the E350 Morphing Terrarium. Feature sets of these 2 modules are already included in the E370, but users who want a more compact size and lower cost can now get a 'taste' of what the E370 offers. The E352 uses much of the same hardware and software as the E370 (it's basically a 1-channel version of a E370), so the E352 is our 'test platform'.
The good news: the very first E352 test pc board powered up and ran the test code perfectly! If you want to see this, follow us on Instagram (#synthesistechnology) or join our FaceBook group (SynthTech Modular). I've attached a rendering of the E352, so you can compare it to the E370.
The E352 will be a 'standard' module available through our retail dealer channel, and will be shipping in late August (assuming the software passes all the beta testing).
c) Since Moog released the Mother32, several companies are offering Euro panels in black versus the "mostly silver" of the original Doepfer style. So, we have decided to produce a limited number of black E370 panels as well. These will be an additional cost to the silver, and will be available for ordering from the website (www.synthtech.com) in mid-June. I will send an update a few days beforehand, payment will be PayPal only and the cost will be $69. There will be only 150 available in black. If you order before they ship, your E370 arrives in black. If there are any panels left, post-ship date, you will have to swap it yourself (good news: postage will be free). But we expect these to sell out before November.
Here is a render of the black E370.
That's it for now. We are working on the E352 firmware and cleaning up the pc board for the next level of beta testing. 95% of the E352 design directly carries over to the E370. Full steam ahead!