Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Happy Holidays, prices, availability.

Happy holidays to all!

Here are mod prices

Midi £40 (internal, includes VCA click reduce)
Drum £40
VCO £55

Shipping is £9 for 1-3 mods international, or £4 UK

Also available

Good quality Monotribe/Volca sync/audio cables £2.99 50cm 3.5mm TRS each end
External Monotribe Midi £50
Monotribe CV breakout box £15
Elektron Analog Four CV breakout box £20
Analog Four to Monotribe CV cable £15

New batches of everything available from 1st January

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Great looking build from Dave in the UK, and stock status

Check out this sweet looking build from Dave in the UK, Dave installed the Midi, drum and VCO mods and sent me this photo, such a great shot, thanks Dave!

If any of you guys want to send in pics, video or audio, I'll post them here on the blog.

Stock status: Drum mods just a few left, everything else plenty left.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

VCO mod - what it does, more info.

I had quite a few questions asking about the VCO mod, so thought I'd post here with some more info.
It is another VCO that is fed from the Monotribe internal oscillator, it has 3 ranges and 2 modes, there is a control for setting frequency and another for level.

It can be set to give a wide range of sounds, from sub oscillator, detuned, weird tremelo/vibrato, hard sync and FM type effects. It can be subtle or extreme and is great for drones, amongst other things.

It comes fully assembled with just 4 wires to solder and 6 holes to drill, price is £55GBP plus shipping, £4 in UK, £9 rest of world. 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

VCO and drum mods demos - Monotrip

I made a few quick demos of the Monotrip mods, the drum mod and VCO mod pcb kits. I am also working on a filter CV/accent board which will accompany these. Other mods are in development too.

Drum mods


VCO mod 


With 303

In the clips with the 303 the Monotribe is sending midi clock to my dinsync converter (available soon) and the 303 is slaved to that.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Fitting service for UK peeps

A few people have asked me if I can fit the mods for them, I was not initially going to offer this, but have decided to now for UK people only at first.

A few things to consider

All my work is guaranteed for a year, includes only my parts and work, not the Monotribe itself.
Your warranty on the Monotribe is void the moment it is modded.
You are responsible for postage each way, and a tracked service is mandatory.
Turnaround is usually a few days, but can be up to 2 weeks depending on my schedule.
I will not work on units with other mods as I am not familiar with them.
I can not fix botched installations, or damaged Monotribes at this time.
Cost is £25 to fit first mod, then £10 for each subsequent if done on the same Monotribe at the same time.
If you are able to solder to a good standard and have all the required tools, then this service is not for you, it is aimed at guys who have no interest in DIY but who still want the mods, or those that are not confident in their skills.
Any scratches or other cosmetic or physical damage will be photographed upon arrival of your Monotribe, also it will be tested to ensure it is fully working before any works starts, if it is found to be faulty it will be sent straight back to you. The reasons for this are to prevent scammers, I have been around long enough to be familiar with all the tricks in the book, so don't even think about it :)
Full payment for mods, fitting and postage are payable before any work starts.
Won't be doing any fitting until January.

Think that about covers it for now.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Yay for Saturday postman!

Finally after a long wait VCO mod boards are in the house! Looking good, but I won't be able to build a test one until after the weekend, but all being good then these will start shipping next week, a run of 10 will be made, then if they sell I'll get some more boards made.

Price and further details to follow, expected to be around £55 plus shipping, fitting involves soldering 4 wires and drilling 6 holes, full instructions and drill template and panel sticker included.

Once I have made one up I'll post some demos.

Not sure if these will be compatible with the Amazing Machines miditribe (or other 3rd party mods) so I'll need to check that, of course they are compatible with my midi kits and the drum mods PCB I sell, and will compatible with future mods I have coming next year.