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Post by Fitchie » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:22 pm

dnode wrote:I just met up with the original designer (he lives in the same town as I do).
That's cool ! I would also like to meet that guy !

dnode wrote:His 'big' tip to let the vocoder really shine was to closely match the filter's capacitors of the analyzer part to the synthesizing part. That would be part C1..C8 in the original?
Correct !
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Post by Fitchie » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:22 pm

I just wanted to let you know:
Schaeffer did deliver the frontpanels today. They look outstanding !

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Post by Fitchie » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:50 am

Quick update:
  • 3D printed parts ready, all provided with an adhesive strip and neatly bagged.
    Total printing time > 250 hrs !

    Cardboard boxes for shipping also delivered !
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Post by Alfrede » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:54 am

Hey Fitchie, it isincomprehensible how a single person do what you do for the community. I just wanna say thank you very much.

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Post by Fitchie » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:30 am

Alfrede wrote:Hey Fitchie, it isincomprehensible how a single person do what you do for the community. I just wanna say thank you very much.
Thanks for your nice feedback, it gave me a big smile !
I have leached the forum for years, so time was there to turn the roles around and start contributing. And believe me, your reactions make it all even more valuable and enjoyable !

Actually this vocoder started as a hobby, but given all the great reactions here on the forum, all core components are now available as a kit. Fortunately I do this in my spare time, so there is no need for big profit.

For me this is the first time I do something like this, so I'm learning lots of things about international VAT, countries (not) belonging to the EU, Paypal commission fees (ouwtch), ...
The next steps are to handle the financial part, to assemble the kits and to ship everything around the world.
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Post by Synth Con Meo » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:00 am

seanpark wrote:Everyone who contacted me for 3080s: packages went out today.

I have about 150 units left.
Hey Sean,
I sent a PM the other day about picking up some of the 3080's. I need to know the logics of ordering.

Thanks

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Post by Fitchie » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:06 pm

Another good news:
The PCB manufacturer did produce all PCB's and will ship them probably tomorrow.

Some nice statistics:
  • - total PCB's in this order: 1020 pcs
    - total kits in this order: 60 kits
    - surface in square meters when PCB's are placed side by side : 13,6 m2
    - total weight including transport pallet : 74 kgs
About half of the invoices have been sent out, the majority has already paid, thanks for that !
The other invoices will be sent tomorrow in the afternoon, this in order of your position on the interest list.
A few have not yet returned the formal order, I hereby request to fill in and return the order sheet, so that the administration phase can be closed shortly.

Initial planning is nearly maintained: the first parcels will be shipped out early November.

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Post by Fitchie » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:13 pm

Preparing the assembly manual, chapter front panel:

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Post by Alfrede » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:26 pm

Is anybody in Europe and needs CA3080 ies? I think i would order some by seanpark but 15 € for shipping is quite expensive. So please comtact me when you want order some too.

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Post by Fitchie » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:12 am

Fitchie wrote:The PCB manufacturer did produce all PCB's and will ship them probably tomorrow.
Update:
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74 kgs in the form of 13,6 m2 vocoder PCB's on their way !
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Are shipping the kits in November?

Post by distapro » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:17 pm

Hi Fitchie,

I find this project very interesting due to well thought improved design while keeping close to the original. The way the production of the PCB the front etc. is handled looks very professional and of high quality , this together with the sound demo’s have convinced me to put me on the list and to build one, so I put myself on the list.
Do you think you will be able to ship the kits at the beginning of November?

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Post by DIY-MMS » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:39 am

Hey,

I have not received a payment request yet.
Have they already been sent and I have overlooked them,
or is it still going on?

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Re: Are shipping the kits in November?

Post by Fitchie » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:08 am

distapro wrote:Do you think you will be able to ship the kits at the beginning of November?
Thanks for you feedback !

Initially I did plan to ship the first kits end of October, but due to high number of ordered PCB's there is a little delay. So the first kits will be shipped early November.
Definitely I make sure that everyone has received their order before the end of November

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Post by Fitchie » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:13 am

DIY-MMS wrote:I have not received a payment request yet.
Have they already been sent and I have overlooked them,
or is it still going on?
If everything went well then you should have received an order form. Please can you fill it in and send it back? After that you will receive the invoice.
If you missed the order form, please download the file below.
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Post by DIY-MMS » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:27 am

I have send the Order on 04.10.2018

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Post by Fitchie » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:15 am

DIY-MMS wrote:I have send the Order on 04.10.2018
My apologizes, I did not notice that there were 2 people named Mathhias, and therefore your request was not processed.

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Post by Fitchie » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:16 pm

Today it will be "PCB day" !
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Post by Fitchie » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:29 am

Great news !
The 19" cases are (partially) delivered, so this weekend I'll start assembling the kits.

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With a bit of luck, I can still send the first parcels this month !!!
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Post by Fitchie » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:26 am

Some kits available !

Given that:

- 3 forum members abandon their order;
- 4 others have not submitted their order form yet;
- some extra kits are ordered,

there are still a number of extra kits available !
If interested, please post your name on the list and you will receive the order form (first in, first served).

Update for existing customers

For those who have already ordered and paid:

- all parts are delivered (PCB's, 19" cases, cardboard boxes, frontpanels)
- merging all parts into kits is ongoing
- first 15 orders will be shipped Wednesday 31/10

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Post by Fitchie » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:34 am

Tracking

I forgot to mention in the previous post that all shipments are sent with tracking info.
You will receive a private message as soon as your order has been shipped with your personal tracking number.

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Post by Fitchie » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:44 am

Packaging the PCB's is almost done.
Excessive foiled and taped in sturdy packages to be able to handle rough treatment during transport.

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Post by Revok » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:35 pm

You're too pro, Fitchie! So excited for this one.

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Post by Fitchie » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:38 am

Revok wrote:You're too pro, Fitchie! So excited for this one.
Good products needs good packaging !
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Preparing the labels for Europe based customers:

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Post by Fitchie » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:20 pm

All,

I once promised to ship the first parcels at the end of October, and I admit it is really on the edge, but ...
The first 20 packages have been sent today !
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Tomorrow November 1 and Friday November 2 are holidays in Belgium, so it may be that tracking is only available from next Monday or later. Shipment will be executed by DPD, individual tracking info will be sent in a private message. I wish you good reception and a lot of fun !

Orders from last week and deliveries for the United States and Canada will be shipped next week.

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Post by nologin » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:48 pm

I just paid, from France. I was too afraid to miss the batch and there are no others in the future.

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