Cheers to you Kickstarter. The project reach 75% funding in only two and a half weeks.
I’ve been through every emotion imaginable. It’s really exciting to reach this point in the project. The response is a validation of the work I’ve done for the past year and a half pretty. I’ve overcome problems which I couldn’t easily resolve after days and weeks of scouring the internet and reading dense textbooks. I had to learn a lot about digital signal processing, firware optimization, filter design, and about how to use all the parts I ended up using. The good part for you is that I’ve learned about all this stuff, packaged it into the synth, and written about and will continue to write about it on this blog. Click through for more and a celebratory 75% Rockit bassline.
Through the excitement, I’ve also had moments of sheer sweaty panic. Watching the backers roll in gives me a sense of obligation to deliver the best possible design that I can. So, I’ve continued working on it. I’ve been tuning the hardware to maximize the signal to noise ratio and may make on last hardware change to substantially reduce noise. I’m working on expanding the sonic offerings by working on the wavetables and their playback. I’ve found bugs in the filter envelope and fine tuned the timing of the filter envelope and the adsr envelope. I’ve still got some work to do. I’m still working on the case. I’ve got to make a CAD drawing of the location of the holes in the front of the unit along with the silkscreening in order to get a full quote. Honestly, as an electrical guy, I always find a way not to work on the mechanical details. I’m still putting in many, many hours, on top of the hundreds of hours that I’ve already put into this design. A wise engineer I know says, “At some point, the sales guy has to shoot the engineer.” I could continue to work on this design forever, always refining and tuning, improving and tinkering, but at some point, I’ve got to call it done. That’s what this Kickstarter project is all about, giving this thing some finality. I’m really excited to see what you do with it when you get it. I think it’ll just get better and better.
Drone Mode Bass – LFOs are rocking the oscillator mix and the filter frequency