When the AM8012 ARP 2600 & AM8109 JP8 VCF will be availa

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When the AM8012 ARP 2600 & AM8109 JP8 VCF will be availa

Post by cger » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:31 pm

Hello,
I'm really interested in purchasing AM8012 ARP 2600 VCF and AM8109 JP8 VCF.

I was wondering if there is any information when they are going to be available at the Amsynthstore again.

Thanks!

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Post by dan_k » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:33 am

This was the latest from Rob.

viewtopic.php?t=43116&start=20
From the stickied "Future Plans" thread at the top of this forum.

Or go on the webstore and you can subscribe to be notified when items are back in stock.

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Post by cger » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:41 pm

That's great, thank you!

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Post by emuarc » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:40 am

Keep checking by the store, both these modules are in production and we load up around 5 - 10 a month.
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Post by cger » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:43 pm

Great, thanks Rob. I go to the store section of your site pretty much every day and click on "buy" buttons to see if they are in stock. :razz: Kind of became my morning routine.

Thanks!
emuarc wrote:Keep checking by the store, both these modules are in production and we load up around 5 - 10 a month.

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Post by cger » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:00 pm

Ended up ordering Snowfall VCF, can't wait to get it. :sb:

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Post by jvt » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:57 pm

Does anyone actually have the AM8012? The web store indicates it's out of stock. I've subscribed to the mailing list and never received any notification that it was ever released. What's the story?

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Post by cger » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:35 pm

You have to keep checking the store every day.
Eventually 1 or 2 will show up in stock, but they will be gone within a day or two, so once you see it in stock just use shopping cart system. By checking the store almost every day I was able to get SnowFall and JP8 filters.

jvt wrote:Does anyone actually have the AM8012? The web store indicates it's out of stock. I've subscribed to the mailing list and never received any notification that it was ever released. What's the story?

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Post by jvt » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:20 pm

OK. That'll be a challenge, but I'll give it a shot since nothing else has worked!
cger wrote:You have to keep checking the store every day.
Eventually 1 or 2 will show up in stock, but they will be gone within a day or two, so once you see it in stock just use shopping cart system. By checking the store almost every day I was able to get SnowFall and JP8 filters.

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Post by minphase » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:27 pm

Hi cger,

Yeah, I got an AM012 in January, through the "check ten times a day" method ! The automated email list has never sent me anything either.

Very happy with the module. Since then (I need some EGs, pronto), I've actually written a script that visits Rob's shop every 15mins and emails me if a desired item comes into stock. (Sorry if that looks weird in your logs, Rob ;) PM me with your email address, and I'll see if I can have it ping you when am012 comes into stock. Best, mp

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Post by jvt » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:51 pm

minphase wrote: Yeah, I got an AM012 in January, through the "check ten times a day" method ! The automated email list has never sent me anything either.

Kind of a bummer because I've been inquiring about this filter direct to AMSynth since January of 2011.
minphase wrote: Very happy with the module.
Good to hear! No one has mentioned anything so I didn't think anyone had it. If you don't mind, would it be possible to post a couple of simple slow single saw wave filter sweeps at 50% and 90% resonance? I need a feel for how much it sounds like my 2600 to determine how well I'll be able to emulate a few key patches with the AM8012. I want the 8012 either way, but if it can come close enough to my real 2600 I won't have to worry about taking such a fragile instrument out for performance! The STG Post Lawsuit came close, but at certain resonance settings it leaked high frequencies (well at least it did the last two times I owned one).
minphase wrote: PM me with your email address, and I'll see if I can have it ping you when am012 comes into stock. Best, mp
Thanks! I think I have a solution for now, but if that fails I'll get in touch.

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Post by cger » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:15 am

That's pretty cool about the script.
I was lucky to get both filters within a month and a half.
All I can say is that it was worth the daily trips to the site. SnowFall is really good and JP8 Filter is currently in transit.

And once my order was placed Rob was very quick with email responses.


minphase wrote:Hi cger,

Yeah, I got an AM012 in January, through the "check ten times a day" method ! The automated email list has never sent me anything either.

Very happy with the module. Since then (I need some EGs, pronto), I've actually written a script that visits Rob's shop every 15mins and emails me if a desired item comes into stock. (Sorry if that looks weird in your logs, Rob ;) PM me with your email address, and I'll see if I can have it ping you when am012 comes into stock. Best, mp

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Post by cger » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:25 am

It's a best way and this is what Rob recommended as well, checking the store.
And once you see it in stock order right away.
His filters are great, it's worth the hassle of daily check-ins.


jvt wrote:OK. That'll be a challenge, but I'll give it a shot since nothing else has worked!
cger wrote:You have to keep checking the store every day.
Eventually 1 or 2 will show up in stock, but they will be gone within a day or two, so once you see it in stock just use shopping cart system. By checking the store almost every day I was able to get SnowFall and JP8 filters.

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Post by minphase » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:06 pm

Hi jvt,

Posted a short noodle at

https://soundcloud.com/kconnor9000/am8012-noodle

with simple sweeps (no res, 50% res, 90% res) by hand and LFO, with saw from an Oberheim SEM (new Tom Oberheim one, limited palette, but highly recommended for insanely fat PWM, really sweet filter).

The envelopes on the SEM that I use in the second part of the file are pretty lame, imo. 3 stage, I don't know the voltages, but long and short, I find it hard to get nice sharp, short duration envs out of it. ROB, I NEED THAT DUAL ADSR asap! :)

I tried to capture the noise floor. AM8012 is very quiet when no CV inputs connected, audio signals at the inputs, filter closed. Impressive. Any CV input to fc gives you a perceptible noise floor, but it's very low. I would characterize this as a nice quiet design and implementation.

Levels are nice and healthy. I have an 8012 (2600 vcf) and a JP8 vcf, and if I had to take one, I'd choose the 8012. The JP8 is also great, but sliders make a real useability difference, and I find the JP8 has more limited sweet ranges that you have to dial in than the 8012, which sounds good uniformly. The JP8 can sound a bit more gummy, which I love. JP8 output is lower, and more prone to overloading at the input ( not a problem, just dial the input down! People who like dirty filter sounds would call that a feature).

Lovely thing about AMsynths, is that bargain prices mean I don't have to choose just one !! Thanks, Rob.

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Post by jvt » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:26 am

Thanks, minphase! That was very helpful. I really like the harmonics. Now let's see if I can actually get one!

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