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SPICE (on Kickstarter right now!)

Post by plankton » Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:38 pm

KICKSTARTER LINK: http://bit.ly/2TCJB8q

SPICE is a saturator unit capable of a huge variety of sounds and colors. From a subtle high frequency enchance to a hardcore fuzz with feedback.

Standalone and eurorack.

6 main functions: 1. Pre filter with high and low pass filters; 2. Digital section with bit distortion and sample rate reduction; 3. Analog section with 7 analog circuits + a 3 state variable filter with resonance; 4. Mixer with dry / wet controls; 5. Envelope follower; 6. Feedback section with 3 independent feedback chanels.

Use of a Nu-tube in 2 of the analog circuits.

All the functions (minus the feedback section) are accessible independently from each other via de I/O section.

8 CV inputs. All the 8 parameters have a led to show the current state (the Bit Rate part has a 7 segment display). This way you can hear and see how the voltages are affeting the different functions.

Available soon via Kickstarter. Demos to come, stay tunned!

UPDATE 26/02/19:

Some demos:






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Post by sempervirent » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:35 pm

Looks great aesthetically, I can see the potential. Looking forward to demos.

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Post by cackland » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:55 pm

Looks like a great sequence of modulation. Assuming this is a 4ms Pods enclosure?

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Post by oudplayer » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:07 pm

For the digital section, is the bit rate stepped (i.e. 9, 8, 7 bits) both for the rotary control and the cv input jack? fractional bit depths often produce interesting aesthetic outputs.... thanks! looks like an interesting module.

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Post by joey » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:02 pm

very interesting! curious about the kickstarter

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Post by plankton » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:32 am

Updated with some youtube demos. We launch very soon!
Assuming this is a 4ms Pods enclosure?
No. This is a Plankton Electronics enclosure. It's made for SPICE.
For the digital section, is the bit rate stepped (i.e. 9, 8, 7 bits) both for the rotary control and the cv input jack? fractional bit depths often produce interesting aesthetic outputs....
Yes, it's stepped. From 1 to 12 bits. Depending on how the Kickstarter campaign goes we will add bitshift capabilities to it.

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Post by 2disbetter » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:46 am

cackland wrote:Looks like a great sequence of modulation. Assuming this is a 4ms Pods enclosure?
4ms Pods have about a 1U space above the 3U enclosure area where the electronics for power and such are housed.

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Post by snowday » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:55 am

this thing looks sick! do you have any thoughts on the price yet?

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Post by HZR » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:25 am

The case looks very similar to the 0-Coast one, this is great!

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Post by plankton » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:49 am

We're on Kickstarter!

http://bit.ly/2TCJB8q

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Post by cackland » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:11 pm

plankton wrote:We're on Kickstarter!

http://bit.ly/2TCJB8q
Pledged. :)

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Post by 61050 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:55 pm

Looks nice. Looks even nicer with the silver panels!

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Post by cackland » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:15 pm

Bump. Just under a quarter so far.

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Post by ben_hex » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:26 pm

If you back the desktop version can you unscrew the panel and still mount that in eurorack?
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Post by behndy » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:43 pm

does look interestinnnnnng. but. oof. not a fan of Kickstarter. been burrrrrrrned before.

plan on making it available after the KS run?
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Post by nolongerhuman » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:30 am

behndy wrote:does look interestinnnnnng. but. oof. not a fan of Kickstarter. been burrrrrrrned before.

plan on making it available after the KS run?
I’m in the same boat, I’d love to grab one as well as the filter... but Kickstarter is a no go for me.

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Post by nangu » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:42 am

In my experience, getting burned by established companies on Kickstarter is pretty rare, unless “getting burned” includes somebody blowing their deadline but still eventually delivering the product.

Risk is a lot higher if you’re talking about a totally new outfit that has nothing but good ideas and CG renders. But when dealing with somebody like Plankton who has actually made stuff before and shows videos of a working prototype, risk seems like it would be pretty minimal.

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Post by behndy » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:57 am

jia. my bad. i guess BURNED is a bit far. i've been lucky enough to not get stuck where i neverrrrrrr get what i paid for.

but. i haven't had any that went at least 2 months over, most at least 6 months, and the ones that went way longer than quoted, it was more a lack of communications and updates than the extra time.

annnnnnnd the two i'm thinking of where larger companies.

not talking the poo about Plankton at all, they seem to know their STUFF. i'm just more comfortable buying an available product than funding a project at this point.
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Post by plankton » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:34 am


Pledged. smile
Thanks! :)
If you back the desktop version can you unscrew the panel and still mount that in eurorack?
Yes you can. The desktop version is the same than the euro one, just with the case. You just need to unscrew and assemble it like any euro module.
does look interestinnnnnng. but. oof. not a fan of Kickstarter. been burrrrrrrned before.

plan on making it available after the KS run?
no worries. Feel free to buy it after. Of course we will continue selling it, like with the Ants synth. This is our second KS campaign. We are an established company, there is no sense to not to deliver the rewards to the backers. We have many plans for the future!

Just do what you consider the better.

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Post by cackland » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:53 am

So I’ve backed the 3 individual modules, and wondering if I were to include backing the standalone unit, what kind of crossover there would be?

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Post by jsco » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:02 pm

i hope this gets funded! i am in for the three modules kit. envf and nutone have been on my wishlist since i first saw them.

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Post by plankton » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:14 am

cackland wrote:So I’ve backed the 3 individual modules, and wondering if I were to include backing the standalone unit, what kind of crossover there would be?
I'm not sure what you mean with "kind of crossover".

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Post by plankton » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:15 am

jsco wrote:i hope this gets funded! i am in for the three modules kit. envf and nutone have been on my wishlist since i first saw them.
thx! :)

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Post by nangu » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:34 am

plankton wrote:
cackland wrote:So I’ve backed the 3 individual modules, and wondering if I were to include backing the standalone unit, what kind of crossover there would be?
I'm not sure what you mean with "kind of crossover".
Sounds like crossover = redundancy. If we buy all 3 modules, does that cover all the functionality of the big one, or does the big one still have some extra features?

What’s the power supply like on the desktop unit? If we decide to rack up the big Spice and then use the desktop case for other modules, what would we be able to do with it? Also, what’s the case depth? Thanks!

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Post by cackland » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:17 am

Yes, crossover meaning similar functionality of the desktop unit

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