THE SPACE CASE TE-2 - Eurorack / Standalone Echo + Tape Unit

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Post by meska » Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:14 pm

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If anyone is interesting in jumping the queue, shoot me a PM; I need to leave the paid pre-order list.
i have try to PM you ;)
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Post by revtor » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:27 pm

The update today said essentially that the audio / CV board will be ordered soon after they work out two little issues. Then they will be able to do full on demos of all the features.. tape speed should be able to go twice normal cassette speed and slow down to virtually stopped with the panel knob. As I read it, CV should be able to bring it a bit further than this in both directions... ( I’m really wondering about the resolution near full stop, this is where cv will be fun)
Also said to keep your eye on Instagram for more demos in the coming weeks,
“ this is what I’ve been waiting for since 2012 “. And that is what I like to hear!
Keep the demos comin Jim!
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Post by TemplarK » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:42 pm

The demos are starting to sound really nice. The quality of the audio is a LOT higher than i imagined it might be and i guess if its "too" nice we can just trash it and drive it from there.
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Post by revtor » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:50 pm

Yeah, warbly-ness is easy to add with all the controls, overdrive would be in theory easy to add by hitting it hard, noise and dirt, well... Im not looking for that, but can get it from a couple places in my studio.
It’s definitely looking like it will be a very flexible creative studio tool.!
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Post by Thorsday » Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:45 pm

Website is not down, and the product page has actually received a most healthy update... In depth and very precise. See https://www.catskillanalog.com/te-2

Anyone know if the front panel graphics will be silkscreened or etched?

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Post by TemplarK » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:45 pm

Do you guys think we'll see shift in the dynamic of the thread from "your all fucking crazy for pre-ordering TE2 and your post counts are over a <10% average" to "damn i wish i'd pre-ordered ages ago all the spots are gone" lol. We can but hope i guess.

I did buy a new module, Beads (yes i'm a generic eurorack user with roughly zero originalityXD), i must admit its pretty fucking great does a load of stuff that i LOVE, i do find its a little harsh though (obviously why it get a huge lush reverb with it) but i must admit i would like to pair beads and the TE2 to take off some of those gnarly highs are round the sound up a little. I think it could be a nice pairing actually. Using beads to pump out +12 or +24 pitched sounds then slowing those down on the tape echo and giving it some drive and just a tad of the reverb I think could really sound great.

I think the panels will be silk screened. Although, saying that, didn't Jim buy a machine that did that etching? I know he bought some machine and i think i remember seeing a motomoduar or catskill badge thing he made with it. Although my memory is hazy here.
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Post by TemplarK » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:51 pm



I think it looks silkscreened although i'm not expert on this to actually tell.
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Post by Thorsday » Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:12 am

Yes, the white looks powder coated and silkscreened.

Silver looks clear anodized and silk screened.

Black, I was hoping would be powder coated and etched. That was the original planned front panel, by my recollection.

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Post by mekohler » Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:12 pm

I'd love to hear some more lofi demos as I'm interested in the hissy / flutter side of things

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Post by TemplarK » Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:01 pm

mekohler wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:12 pm
I'd love to hear some more lofi demos as I'm interested in the hissy / flutter side of things
I think for flutter theres an included sine wave lfo, for hissy, i would assume you just use a old tape that been recorded on a dozen times and left the glove compartment of a 1980's caddilac (because they all had tape decks right haha?? I'm UK its the most american car i can think of hehe)! If you do find any really old tapes in the caddilac though especially ones of answering machines from a psycic healer most defo hit me up with a copy!

ps - i'm fairly certain the white faceplate was the original idea so i would guesstimate the black is made by the same people in a similar way? Most likely.
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Post by paranoidmoonduck » Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:27 pm

yeah, I think abusing the tape itself is going to create some neat options for loading in different sound profiles to the TE-2.

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Post by citizensmurf » Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:10 am

TemplarK wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:01 pm
ps - i'm fairly certain the white faceplate was the original idea so i would guesstimate the black is made by the same people in a similar way? Most likely.
The black faceplate was the original design, white came later on, and he asked buyers which they would for their unit. I chose white, as I have too many black synths already.

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Post by TemplarK » Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:59 pm

citizensmurf wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:10 am
TemplarK wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:01 pm
ps - i'm fairly certain the white faceplate was the original idea so i would guesstimate the black is made by the same people in a similar way? Most likely.
The black faceplate was the original design, white came later on, and he asked buyers which they would for their unit. I chose white, as I have too many black synths already.
Yeah yourself and Thorsday are correct, i think i must have been thinking about those first physical ones to be shown were the white faceplate maybe, I thinking silver might be my new preference now though i'm sure i chose black last time. The nice wood ends with a silver panel make it look like an old sony deck or something i remember from my 80's childhood!
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Post by drowld » Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:20 pm

Looks so cool tbh i have to stop checking the update it makes me drool lol.
I'm happy a lot of people are now interested in it so Jim has more money and may feel safer developing the TE-2.
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Post by spilthyfred » Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:46 pm

drowld wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:20 pm
Looks so cool tbh i have to stop checking the update it makes me drool lol.
I'm happy a lot of people are now interested in it so Jim has more money and may feel safer developing the TE-2.
Ordered mine up yesterday!

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Post by Thorsday » Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:58 am

spilthyfred wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:46 pm
drowld wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:20 pm
Looks so cool tbh i have to stop checking the update it makes me drool lol.
I'm happy a lot of people are now interested in it so Jim has more money and may feel safer developing the TE-2.
Ordered mine up yesterday!
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Post by Pale Rider » Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:06 am



what a shot of serotonin this is.

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Post by simplersounds » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:27 am

I inquired about this, anyone know of the ETA? Is it all sold out?

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Post by revtor » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:35 am

There is no ETA. Late 2021 seems realistic though. ... ??
I think Jim is in it to win it with this so you could more than likely give him a call or email and get on board.
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Post by kingsmore » Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:06 am

latest I heard was all the first run are taken...but he has a pre order list where you pay some amount to reserve your spot

I think I snuck in the first run...its been a minute so hopefully he will have a way to let us know when the time comes....and of course that was back when the TE2 was a myth

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"are you sure you want to order and pay?...a lot of people are having a problem with how long it is taking me...."

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Post by slumberjack » Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:31 am

A few weeks ago he wrote on IG that a few are still available but I feel that those are gone now. I would not specualte on a second run ATM because first he needs to source enough of the those Marantz tape heads to have a quantity of them that can justify another batch I guess.

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Post by drxcm » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:55 am

Looking forward to this but Jim has ignored my last two emails so who knows where I’m at. Still I will patiently wait for him to reply ..

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Post by TemplarK » Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:56 pm

OH hell yeah i didn't notice in the last instagram and the one previous but we can see that the prototype has the tape rewind play stop buttons installed! Its taking shape peoples!!!

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Post by kingsmore » Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:59 am

i was definitely excited about this one...really showed where its going and what it will sound like!

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Post by kingsmore » Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:30 am

new update says he's getting some real numbers and trajectory!!!!

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