just a quick update on the SuONOIO status…
We had a bit of a delay in manufacturing, and i am expecting the final instruments to arrive to me mid next week.
This delay was caused by a reel of parts that was lost on the way to the factory.
The production could not begin until it was replaced, so the schedule slipped by a few days. That was fixed last week, and the factory is now busy building the instruments.
after that, we will upload firmware in all of them, and they should be on their way to you shortly after.
We apologize for the delay, but we are VERY excited about being able to finally ship them to you…
The first batch is almost sold out and we are getting ready for another preorder.
Alessandro & Scott
It’s been quiet on my corner of the blog but for good reason. We are in the home stretch.
I sent all of SuONOIO’s parts and circuit boards to the factory. They will be coming home very soon. In the meantime we have been polishing up the instrument’s effects and modulation destinations – I am really becoming attached to the delay in particular. So much development has happened in the last few weeks… the included effects range from subtle to pleasant to extreme.
About the programming: Because SuONOIO is a digital instrument, most of its capabilities and behaviors are defined in firmware. So, we are able to refine and extend the nature of the instrument even after it is physically built, without having to worry about rebuilding parts of the circuit… we just have to upload a new data file to the instrument instead. This accelerated our design and production schedule by a couple weeks – the factory can start building all of the SuONOIOs while the firmware gets worked on at home. This is probably the most satisfying part of the project for me, because it is the most collaborative. Alessandro and I exchange ideas for the best possible operation of the instrument daily. He’s got a working SuONOIO and programming setup just like mine, so whenever I make changes to the code, I can send him a file and he’ll be listening just a few minutes later, ready to suggest changes or new features. I bet we’ll be playing around with the firmware up until the day it’s supposed to go out the door.
it’s ready for manufacturing.
we are stoked.
it looks, sounds,smells better than we expected.
it’ll be a little late to ship out according to manufacturing times, but we promise it’ll be worth the wait.
Thanks to ALL OF YOU for the support…Scott and I cannot wait to put these instruments in your hands!