Summer 2020

We are sold out ! thanks for your confidence in our products 🙂

we will restock this week to ship again by the end of July. You can still place your pre-order (backorder)

During the lockdown, I have been developing : the code of the Matrix Ctrlr has been upgraded and we still need to certify some features/user interface. I will clean the Github and make something more “developer”. I’ve also started a new controller for a very underrated 80s rack that will sounds like an analogue techno groove box 😉

More details in the next days !

 

julien

Confined COVID19

We have finally received boards from China last week… so much delay. There are still some components in transit but we had a small stock, so we could supply a few orders.

 

With the Coronavirus sanitary crisis, all the EU citizens have noticed we are confined.

The benefits of this confinement are … the silence and a break for the planet. We will have time to develop firmware and other projects. We send courage to the parents !

 

The  orders from January and February (outside soldering service) will be shipped next monday. The transit of goods will be particularly slow (less post officers, less trains, no more planes).

You can contact us for any question regarding your order inside your account interface.

Availability / backorder

Dear fellows,

We recently ordered last week in China the necessary components for our kits that have a long delivery (e.g MN3101, LEDs, switches, etc). We have absolutely no idea of the exact time it takes to arrive in EU considering the coronavirus story in China (most parcels are delayed as many workers are confined at home). It should take more than usual (> 3 weeks).

We will order this week fast shipping elements (PCB, displays ..) as we batch some personal projects in there (like this midibox 909 sequencer for TR9090). Even DHL and normal manufacturing times are delayed (5 days instead of 3).

So we may ship kits in March.

2019-nCov

All kits are sold out ! thanks a lot to all our customers for this awesome confidence. We will restock the ECO of Matrix Ctrlr and One-O-Six Chorus but we can’t clearly estimate the delay as, you know, the Chinese peoples are a bit annoyed by a virus ! We wish them to keep safe at home until epidemic is over. Transmission over parcels is not possible, but many factories/companies have asked their employees to stay home until further notice. You can have a look on Steven Soderbergh’s movie Contagion which is a state of the art explanation of that pandemic.

As a consequence the kits are backorder, meaning that they are not in stock now but you can preorder them.

We have upgraded our website to the newer PHP and SQL and the delivery system is now fully operative. We use the services of La Poste and an newly WC plugin for automated labels printing/editing/tracking system.

We have enhanced the Matrix Ctrlr firmware to support grouped Matrix synths (up to 4×6 notes polyphony !!) and we will officially publish an update in the next months.

We also would like to wish you all the best for 2020 and launch a game for this new year : we celebrated ein frohes neues Jahr in Berlin and we have hidden a business card at the Tresor. If you find it, we offer you a free kit !! Hint : watch the ceiling 😉

Flashing an EPROM

A customer asked us how to flash the Matrix-6 EPROM using TL866 programmer & MiniPro Software on Windows.

You will need a blank 27C256 EPROM (UV erasable) and the binary (.bin) file.

  1. First, specify the chipset used : in this example the brand is ST and the model is M27C256B in a package DIP28.
  2. Then load the .bin to have the data to write by the software.
  3. Flash the EPROM
  4. Finally, verify it is no more blank.

 

So are screenshots :

 

 

 

 

New kits availability

We have received the new panels, and their quality is amazing. It was a right choice.

We have a few components in stock. Remaining ones are on their way. We will continue some sales until Christmas 😉

Notice we have some vintage or custom synthesizers from the 80’s for sale. They are serviced. Stay up to date as we publish them once ready.

People asking for soldering services have to be patient, we don’t have lots of free time.