Rean will stop end of 2011 with the production of the knobs and ordering can only with Qty of 1000-2500 per color.
Different colour site-panels no.
Wooden site panel an other color, No but i can deliver them unpainted so you can paint, them yourself.
Yes, but you must check the size between the rails and the depth of the case
The width is 446 mm ( between the 19"ears) and the screw head height are 2x 3mm extra.
The height of the unit is < 11HE and with the special housing 11HE.
The depth of the unit is 189 mm (bottom), but this is exclusive the powerconnector.
You can usea flite case like the PROEL - MFPRO12U and Adam Hall AH-GRC12U.
With the special 19" housing instead the standard 19"eard you can mount the unit in the same angle as
with wooden side panels. There will be a little space above the the unit. (you can mount some light in it).
The ADSR time parameters have a range of <1 msec to >50 sec. The voltage controlled LFO goes standard to 100 Hz. With the control voltage the range of the time componenst of the ADSR can be expanded to a longer time or in the case of LFO a higher frequency..
We had to stop somewhere, and I don't use VC resonance very often on my Synton 3000 modular.
If you want VC resonance, take an output of the filter and feed it back to the audio-input through a VCA. For VCF 1/2, use a mixer module to mix audio signals.
You can get different characteristics by inverting the feedback signal or by taking a different VCF output.
The important outputs( CV's and audio) do not drop if you connect several inputs to this output. A common problem with some midiconverters is that the output are not buffered and if you connect these to some inputs the scaling will be changed. You can use a CV mixer to prevent this..
Please read the user reviews for opinions.
It is not easy for us to give an objective account of the sound, but it is fair to say that the Fenix sounds very direct. The sounds can be distorted at various stages of a patch, so it can sound more aggressive than traditional pre-patched synths.
The envelope generator controls are optimized to give good control over the short times. They can produce very short envelopes.
The sequencer have CV output and gate output and will be compatible with Fenix 1. It has a cv output but not a 1V/Oct output.
The CV output can be set at all diferent values. If you set this 1 volt higher than the VCO will going 1 octave higher.
The CV voltage out is from 0-8 volt. But the potmeters are lineair. You can control Hz/volt with the sequencer. But since in the low range the it will be harder to control. If you start at 8 volt 1octave lower is 4 volt 2 octave lower is 2 volt 3 octave lower is 1 volt 4 octave lower is 0,5 volt 5 octave lower is 0,25 volt. In 4 to 5 octave range i think it will work.
The quantizer is made for 1 v/oct. So this will be useless for other scaling instruments
The gate output is from 0 to 8 volt. However there is a gate to s-trigger converter build in.
The prototype is a modulair sequencer and there will be new proto of the modulair sequencer and an analog modulair synth.
I cannot tell you any specs of thr final version because i want to use the proto's for testing differents modules. It will be a strange configuration of modules. See the specification page.
If the proto's are finished and tested i will some information at internet. However if i ever start a small production run this unit will be different as the proto.
It is a modulair sequencer we made just for fun and for pricate use.
After testing the prototype (Fénix GT) we have made a small production run.
It will be separete products
what will be the approximate size - length/width/depth/weight?
the protype is about 48 cm (19") high and depth is 20 cm ( 8"). The final version will be 19" rackmount and 1 think about 45 cm high and depth will be also less as 20 cm ( 8")
The prototype are two units in one case. This size is also to big fo me to produce. The production unit will be separate unit and the size is almost the same as Fenix 1.
I will try to give an update when the prototypes are ready.
See some info at the specification page. These are the specs of the prototype and not for a final instrument.
For now the prototype boards are ready (still need to assembled and tested). However the number of potmeters
and I/O busses are allready too much. But idea's are allways welcome.
Reaction of a other fenix user: I was surprised to read that people were asking for Wiard-like functionality
for the new F-2. Wiard's philosophy is significantly different from the Fenix/Synton. If I had a vote (which I believe I don't ;-) I would want more of what you guys do so well.
"Further, just to experiment and fun, a stereo phaser, dual chorus, SSQ, 8 steps sequencer with clock
and 3 different LFO´s (1 simple and 2 complex)."
I have reservations regarding the addition of a sequencer, complex LFO's, Wiard Wogglebug etc.
I would prefer to have more tone manipulators rather than control sources.
-The modules in the prototype are for testing. After the test i can tell which module is ok and and which is not or less and what is missing.
I love is loopable envelope generators. Would this be a possiblity?
A loopable envelope is possible. The problem is what should be loopable?
Fi Looping after the decay. (only attack end decay) or Looping after release (sustain time is zero) or Looping after release (sustain time is variable).
Only attack end decay is easy (if the sustain is low), but in that case you can use a PWM controlled LFO with slew limiter if the curve should be not lineair.
The AD EGR has a EOS output, this output can be connected to the triggerinput. In this case the EGR is loopable.
I want to get the 3 prototypes done. two are ready. The third i must orde new pcbs. I am now ( dec 2009) updating the designs re the comment of the first prototypes.
After that i will evaluate the prototypes with the testers and investigate a possible production. and after that i will make a decision concerning the production.
(Only) the prototype Fénix GT will be a seq and a synth in one case.
I don't know the price, because i don't know what i will put in the unit. I don't want to make an expensive instrument but it will be a higher price as the fénix 1. (Was about 1500 euro)
The prototype of the synth has 103 potmeters, 9 switches and 230 banana sockets compared to the fenix 1 which have 63 potmeters, 3 switches and 158 banana sockets.
The prototype of the synth has 3 times the number of ic's compared to the Fenix 1.
In the Q&A section on the site you said Fenix 1 cost 1500 EURO, and that Fenix 2/3/XL has 3 times the amount of components compared to the Fenix 1. Does this mean the Fenix 2/3/XL is going to cost 3 times the amount the Fenix 1 cost?
Which would make it's price about 4500 EURO, this is extremely expensive, I hope it is not going to cost this much.
The price of a product is not allways related to the number of components. The expensive parts like case, frontpanel, psu are needed only 1 time, testing is not 3 times the time. However some parts and also assembly cost are higher now.
If you looking to the fenix 1 prices in the market 4500 EURO looks to be a fair price, but i don't want to sell it for that high price. The only thing i can tell it will by higher as 1500 and lower as 4500 euro.