Finish line in sight!
This week, I will ship up to Backer #250 or so, meaning there will be 39 modules total left to ship to conclude the Kickstarter campaign.
I want to thank... Lire la suite
July E370 shipping update
I have ~70 modules left to ship. I am past Backer #200, and will have 100% of the modules shipped by the end of the month.
Thanks to everyone, it's... Lire la suite
I am 63% complete shipping the assembled modules. I will be pushing hard to get to 100% by the 4th of July break.
DIY versions have started shipping, they should... Lire la suite
Assembled modules reach 50% shipped
I shipped today the 148th E370 (assembled) which is half of the modules ordered via the Kickstarter campaign.
It's quite an undertaking but I ship steadily and each one is... Lire la suite
Shipping update - March 25th
My 'Spring Break' is now over and the focus going forward is completion of all KickStarter units shipped, both assembled and DIY.
DIY - these will 100% ship (no matter... Lire la suite
New V1.1c released/Current progress
a) A new firmware version 1.1c has been released, that fixed a few bugs in the UI screens. It's on the E370 product page on the website.
b) Shipping has... Lire la suite
New V1.1b firmware released
a) Have shipped up to Backer #70, with a few DIY exceptions
b) there is a new V1.1b firmware version for the E370, that fixes 2 bugs found in Sample... Lire la suite
New V1.1 E370 firmware avaialble
We have found and fixed 4 minor bugs in the E370 firmware (no new features added).
Full instruction, change log and firmware is located here: www.synthtech.com
You will need a uSD... Lire la suite
E370 backer shipping update
Now that the Christmas holiday is over, I am back to work this week on E370 shipping.
The current schedule is as follows:
Jan: all Backers up to #90 will... Lire la suite
VICTORY! E370 begins to ship to backers!
The first 12 units of the production E370 have been shipped!
Some of you are grumbling "But you said......!" and understand that was a best-guess when we launched 10 months... Lire la suite
E370 shipping begins on 5Dec!
After a few weeks of delay to get all the parts, panels and firmware ready, we are pleased to announce that the E370 is released to production and ready to... Lire la suite
The first batch of 125 blank pc boards for the E370 arrived this morning. A quick visual scan does not show any issues.
Next week, we will have 4 full... Lire la suite
Black panel option ending soon!
I have extended the deadline to swap out the standard silver panel for the black one, until Monday the 16th. If you wish to order please do so before then!... Lire la suite
E370 now in Beta testing
The E370 Quad VCO continues to march along.
Ambient musician Robert Rich will be getting a beta unit this week for the 2nd round of testing (I plan 3 or... Lire la suite
Latest E370 info, please read!
This update has a lot of information, some 'good' and some 'bad'. Please read it carefully, and if you have questions please email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
1 -... Lire la suite
E370 hardware now has running software!
We have been hard at work the last 2 weeks getting the first 'alpha' release of the E370 firmware running, and here is proof! This is the Waves display, showing... Lire la suite
Last 10 days for E370 pre-order & new pic of E352 in black
a) August 15th is the last day to pre-order a E370, in either black or silver. After the 15th, you will have to order at a retail dealer.
As far... Lire la suite
E370 Prototype #001 built!
Here is a photo of our test board. The jacks on the right side are NOT the production ones (I just had these left over in a box).
The first... Lire la suite
The first prototype pc boards have arrived!
Looks like I'll be busy! Each board has 332 individual parts, and the DSP chip alone has 100 pins! Slow and steady wins this race for sure. If things go... Lire la suite
E370 Pre-Order date extended to Aug 15
In order to get the best pricing for parts, I combined the E352 and E370 production orders, bumping up the E370 initial run.
as a result, I have ~32 more... Lire la suite
Update and special info for the DIY Option folks
The DIY option does not include the jack board. The original plan was to use 2 28pin short ribbon cable jumpers between the main board and the jack board.
However,... Lire la suite
E370 R&D begins today! (and what the E352 is not) & more!
Today we started on the E370 pc board/schematic parts ordering for "medium lead time" (4-6 weeks) parts. Leveraging greatly from the E352 R&D cycle, I hope to only need 2... Lire la suite
SynthTech Shop is now on-line!
You can order the following:
a) Black panel option for your existing E370(s). This REPLACES your existing silver panel with the black version. When ordering, please add your Backer... Lire la suite
Latest News - June 2nd
You may have heard there is a derivative module from the E370 called the E352 Cloud Terrarium. This is being used to debug the hardware and software that eventually will... Lire la suite
Progress report 22 May
The smaller, single voice E352 is the HW and SW "test platform" for the E370.
a) the Rev 2 pc prototype boards for the E352 are due Monday. There is... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
$200K and climbing!
It's been a wild last few days, as the E370 campaign begins the last 2 1/2 days. The $180K stretch goal for adding linear, Thru-zero FM was passed and now... Lire la suite
PLEASE READ the new FAQ section (especially if you bought 2 modules!)
When I started this KS campaign, I was HOPING that I would reach $90K which is around 100 modules.
Well, I was REALLY wrong, but in a good way.
It... Lire la suite
We have started working on the E370 firmware, running on the ARM processor.
The very first thing is to write a bootloader from the mSD card. This allows for a... Lire la suite
$135K Stretch Goal Reached!
Thanks to the folks that pledged last night! The "floating modulation matrix" is now funded.
The next level is adding "Chord Mode", so that mono pitch CVs can produce chords,... Lire la suite
Last 3 stretch goals added
Reward sticker artwork
All backers, at all levels will receive this 2 x 3in vinyl sticker as a thanks.
Linear FM Stretch Goal added!
The most requested item not in the original design spec has been Linear FM. This requires a dedicated ADC on the 4 channels of the FM jack, as opposed to... Lire la suite
It's a good thing I am not a betting man: I would have lost because I was thinking maybe 35 backers the first day.
But I am happy that I... Lire la suite