It’s still a bit too early to drop a shipping date, but not too early to confirm that the Vulcan2 has gone into production.
It’s got all the functionality of the original + updated LFO’s w/ resets + all the features of the Vulcan Logic* all in one package.
It’s also XMOD compatible (XMOD will add additional CV controls)
from the site:
“I wanted to create something that would force me to make choices that I wasn’t thinking to make.
What started as a tool created to expand my own skills and creativity with the modular, became something even better. Something that anyone with a modular could use to do the same, in flexible and unique ways, tailored to their needs. I’m excited to have made something that can help the entire modular community grow their skills and connections to what I think is the most personal and expressive instrument available to musicians.”
Friday December 4 is another Bandcamp Friday.
Submit your links + write ups for your work in the comments below and Livewire will share them on the website and Facebook page
“Modular Sound Synthesis On the Moon is a deep, hands-on introduction to modular synthesis. The book is a project of Modular Moon, a modular synthesis school located in Amsterdam. The book presents the School’s curriculum in printed form. But, while the book originated as a teaching aid for the class, it’s been expanded to be a tool for learning synthesis, a reference book and a gorgeous general introduction to Euroack modular systems”
Dual Cyclotron Black Panel $200 (reg $300)
Chaos Computer (blem) $400 (reg $575)
AFG (blem) $335 (reg $375)
Dalek Modulator $225 (reg $250)
Frequensteiner (blem) $180 (reg $200)
to place and order leave a comment with the items you’d like to purchase below* (it automatically goes to email) and I will follow up to complete the transaction.
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$200 ea + shipping
-LAST UNITS / SOLD WHEN GONE-
to place your order – leave a comment below* and I will contact you to complete the transaction
This is a production version of the Dual Cyclotron7 with PCB front Panel.
Complex LFO/ModulatorMain LFO is modulated by the summed output of the 2 Upper Cyclotrons before additional waveshaping is applied enroute to the MAIN OUT
Each Cyclotron has selectable waveforms with SYMMETRY controlEach Cyclotron has 3 speed ranges (ultra slow through audio rate)
A 4th modulation source can be added via the EXTERNAL IN
AUXILIARY OUT is the raw summed output of the summed CYCLOTRONS prior to the INTENSITY control
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I’ll be running a sale beginning Friday November 27 – ending Monday November 30
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All of the numbered launch units of the Voltage Mechanic have shipped to customers and dealers. Many thanks to everyone who supported the development and launch of Livewire’s newest module via the prototype promotion and reservation period.
Next module on deck will be the Dual Bissell Generator2. DBG is currently under PCB evaluation and still on schedule to be released in mid December 2020.
Vulcan Modulator2 is in PCB layout with the goal of ordering prototypes on Nov 27. Product is on track for finish units to begin shipping mid Jan 2021.
Current availability is as follows:
Dual Cyclotron – AVAILABLE
Frequensteiner3 – AVAILABLE
Dalek Modulator – AVAILABLE
Vulcan Modulator – Jan 2021 (updated)
Dual Bissell Generator – DEC 2020 (updated)
AFG – AVAILABLE
Chaos Computer – AVAILABLE
Voltage Mechanic – AVAILABLE
Voltage Mechanic is a 4 input Control Voltage Processor w Sample and Hold
street price: $250US
Units begin shipping mid November and will be available via Big City Music (NA), Schneidersladen (EU) and the Livewire Reverb Store. Reserve your unit now by leaving a comment below.
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Voltage Mechanic production PCBs just landed and will be delivered sometime today. Frequensteiner4 and Dual Bissel2 prototype PCBs arrive tomorrow.
busy weekend imminent
Production PCBs and front panels ordered – shipping begins after evaluation: “soon” (mid- late NOV)
Thank you for the feedback on the initial panel design, the updates were based on your feedback.
Check back here for updates or leave a comment to be added to the notifications/newsletter
ordered the first round of prototypes for Frequensteiner v4 – it’s too soon to say “soon”
SOLD OUT – KITS AND FINISHED VERSIONS AVAILABLE SOON
In 2011 a short run of PCBs was done to produce a protoype Voltage Mechanic for the NAMM demo system. One unit was completed for the show. The remaining PCBs are being handbuilt will available for sale.
(Production and Kit versions will be available soon)
If you’d like to purchase one of these contact me via the comment section.
Voltage Mechanic Specs:
Function: 4 input Control Voltage Processor w Sample and Hold
SPANNER: Variable Phase/Amplitude Control (center = no signal)
HAMMER: Voltage Offset
HACKSAW (switches) Half Wave Rectification:
- = 0 to +5v
center = no rectification
- = 0 to -5v
4 individual post process CV Outputs
INVERTED MIX Output
RATCHET VOLTAGE OUT (Sample/Hold Output)
RATCHET VOLTAGE INPUT (Sample/Hold Clock)
Refurbished AFGs are available at the Reverb store.
These are units that failed initial inspection and have been brought up to specs. There may be a few scratch and dents on the panels. Basically – 100% functional (but couldn’t be sold as new)
Get yours here and keep checking back for future deals (maybe even some cases…)
emails, usergroup comments, jabs from competitors = got it, I hear ya, done…
User manual for the AFG coming soon
UPDATE: THE AFG USER MANUAL IS AVAILABLE NOW: HERE
The current objective is a one page “quick start”.
If the user (you) would prefer something more “in depth”, please submit your desires in the comments.
A separate post will serve as a working draft (or a living manual) for your review.
(DISCLAIMER: Comments will be delayed pending moderation. The comment system is literally defenseless against the waves of cyrilic text that come in every day)
9 months of dealing feature creep and rethinking panel sizes has ended and the final weeks before ordering a production prototype begins.
Here’s a screen shot of the ANTIMATTER SINE being hit with an external SINE at audio rate:
posting the link here until the new site is sorted
Livewire YouTube Page
the “play all” window:
it’s a slow build – keep checking back
I’m only listing product currently available/in production. Anything discontinued will be moved to another page (coming soon)