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How many would you have in your arsenal?

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Total votes: 37

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Post by itijik » Wed May 08, 2019 6:13 pm

JohnLRice wrote:If reasonably priced they might be handy to have, good luck with the project!

I was just thinking :*: . . . consider making the packaging "LEGO" like or similar so that multiple softeners can be stuck together if desired? Would be nice for stereo and quad use etc.
Definitely will be reasonably priced :guinness:

That lego idea sounds cool! That might turn into a floating module at some point though :mrgreen:
The new design is a slim plug adapter to take up less space. The video was just the first prototype.

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Post by itijik » Wed May 08, 2019 6:30 pm

miminashi wrote:The amount of slew in the demo video is more like an inline AR envelope than the purported click-tamer. Still useful, but I hope with the trimmer you'll be able to get down to near-zero slew.
That one was around 50ms, but yes the trimmer will help dial in the timing you need. There will also be other ranges to choose from.

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Post by itijik » Wed May 08, 2019 6:38 pm

R.U.Nuts wrote:I guess I could make good use of maybe two of these to get rid of clicks from my two decay only envelopes in my system.
But shouldn't you add the possibility to vote for "none" in your poll if you really want to know how many people are interested in your product?
And: It would be great if the production units had rounded enclosures. For those who transport their systems patched the sharp edges of those enclosures might scratch the surfaces of modules. So IMHO you need to soften your softeners :hihi:
Nice thanks!

The enclosures shown in the video are the first prototype for function tests. The final product will be slim and smoooth :guinness:

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Post by Funky40 » Wed May 08, 2019 7:22 pm

Sounds like a good idea !
there is a trimmer ? that would be cool
you make differently preconditioned ones ? that would be cool
i´m shure you will be able to make them in a realistic price range. at least i hope so.


maybe offer them also in quad packs to get them down in price.
quad seems a realistic number and here more feasable than 5, imo.


edit: 50ms seconds seems very long !
my personal concerns would be more related to the ms range.
i think i´d want to have mainly (but not only ;) )short ones, just to get rid of the spike !

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Post by itijik » Wed May 08, 2019 11:41 pm

Funky40 wrote:Sounds like a good idea !
there is a trimmer ? that would be cool
you make differently preconditioned ones ? that would be cool
i´m shure you will be able to make them in a realistic price range. at least i hope so.


maybe offer them also in quad packs to get them down in price.
quad seems a realistic number and here more feasable than 5, imo.


edit: 50ms seconds seems very long !
my personal concerns would be more related to the ms range.
i think i´d want to have mainly (but not only ;) )short ones, just to get rid of the spike !

We're set on the trimmer, and yes the price is looking great already.

50ms is long but was needed for that particular patch. I might have been able to dial back a bit, but that one was fixed. That's where the trimmer will help out. But even with the adjustment you'll probably want multiple ranges for different applications as you mentioned.

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Post by R.U.Nuts » Wed May 08, 2019 11:58 pm

Would be nice if you made them in different colors so if you have more than one of them with different trimmer settings you can memorize which one was set to which slew time.

I think if they come for cheap I'll definitely get some just with a module order. Since I always add some new cables to a module order this would be a no brainer for me...

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Post by itijik » Thu May 09, 2019 9:33 am

R.U.Nuts wrote:Would be nice if you made them in different colors so if you have more than one of them with different trimmer settings you can memorize which one was set to which slew time.

I think if they come for cheap I'll definitely get some just with a module order. Since I always add some new cables to a module order this would be a no brainer for me...
I like that idea, some way indicate which is which.

Yeah throw a couple in there! I do the same when ordering stuff, its like a candy bar at the register :hihi:

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Post by cptnal » Thu May 09, 2019 9:45 am

Glad you mentioned the 50ms thing. I was thinking the slew sounded a bit severe for just removing clicks.

But adjustable, :party:

...and the Lego idea... :party: :party:

Reckon it'd be a no-brainer having a few of these lying around. I'll keep them with my ninja stars. Then I can get on with using my slew limiters for creative purposes. :tu:
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Post by itijik » Thu May 09, 2019 10:03 am

Ninja stars :hihi:
Yeah I think the click softening is the main appeal. They don't replace a full featured slew, but longer times can be a lot of fun to patch with.

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Post by itijik » Fri May 10, 2019 9:23 am

We really appreciate your input. Thank you so much guys! :guinness:

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Post by RLK » Fri May 10, 2019 11:26 am

Yep, great idea! Do not call it a slew.
"Softener" sounds just a little odd.

Maybe call it "Temper-It" The CV tempering unit"


Need to know price
You keep saying it will be reasonable but what you might think is reasonable may be a deal-breaker for a relevant percentage of potential customers. . .

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Post by itijik » Fri May 10, 2019 11:58 pm

"Super Micro Slewtacular CV Caressing Dongle Plug"

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