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Re: PROGUE - Analog mono synth - AUDIO DEMO

Post by JanneI » Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:11 am

About the enclosure... We are prototyping a professionally manufactured custom metal enclosure for the Progue. The guestimate is that these will be available in 2-3 months. We might also provide various wooden sides for it since any synth always sounds warmer with them ;)

The original idea to use the Hammond 1441 enclosure was only to keep the DIY aspect alive and maybe give some ideas for someone thinking about building their own low-volume projects. But if you decide to go this route, the outcome is surprisingly good. It takes a bit of work though.

Another option is to use the panel dimension provided on jsisynth.com for designing an aluminum panel (CNC machined) and build it into a custom hardwood box. If the extra weight (compared to a custom metal enclosure) is not an issue, the outcome can be beautiful.

Just throwing ideas, it's DIY so you decide!

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Post by Altitude909 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:11 am

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That's what I was hoping to hear! I get worked up about a project and its immediately wallet-be-damned get it done mode but that should cool my jets

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Re: PROGUE - Analog mono synth - AUDIO DEMO

Post by JanneI » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:11 am

We got the first prototype of the metal enclosure from the manufacturer. Only small tweaks needed and this ready for production. Got color suggestions? ;)
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Post by synthcube » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:12 am

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Post by Altitude909 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:39 am

very nice. Something other than black maybe? My synth bench looks like a freakin funeral with so many black devices
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Post by devinw1 » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:44 am

Looking good! Call me crazy but I think gloss white with black silkscreen would be fucking awesome, especially with some nice wood ends.

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Re: PROGUE - Analog mono synth - AUDIO DEMO

Post by delayed » Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:46 am

Blue with white text

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Post by southphillysynths » Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:18 pm

delayed wrote:
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Blue with white text
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Post by djs » Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:31 pm

delayed wrote:
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Blue with white text
If you're going this route, might as well do silver/natural with blue and orange. Like the Source!
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Re: PROGUE - Analog mono synth - AUDIO DEMO

Post by grenert » Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:19 am

The Moog Sirin has a Source-like color scheme and nice functional groupings by color:
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Re: PROGUE - Analog mono synth - AUDIO DEMO

Post by monstrinho » Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:22 am

I’d say keep the case silver with a white front panel overlay and black text. Simple, minimal.

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Re: PROGUE - Analog mono synth - AUDIO DEMO

Post by JanneI » Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:30 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions! We'll look into the costs and try to figure out a way to provide some customization options. I can promise you black with white text, others to be announced 😀

PS. The SMDs pre-soldered -versions arrive next week.

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Post by matticus » Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:26 pm

I really liked the green on the new MS-20 reissues. would be cool on the Progue

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Post by synthcube » Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:52 pm

The Progue PCB+Panel sets are now available via synthCube:

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We have SMT-assembled PCB sets on their way from JSI, and expect kits (full kit version and 'no-SMT' kit version) within a few weeks.
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Re: PROGUE - Analog mono synth - AUDIO DEMO

Post by monstrinho » Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:06 pm

Just to be clear, this is just a front panel, not the metal case being discussed here, right? Will you be getting some of the cases when they are ready?

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The Progue PCB+Panel sets are now available via synthCube:

progue

We have SMT-assembled PCB sets on their way from JSI, and expect kits (full kit version and 'no-SMT' kit version) within a few weeks.

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Post by synthcube » Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:11 pm

Correct-- at the moment, we are offering the panel + pcb sets, and our synthCube kits will have the generic Hammond case specified. As JSI moves ahead with plans for a custom case, we'll offer those as custom cases as well, and replace the Hammond cases with the JSI cases.
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Re: PROGUE - Analog mono synth - AUDIO DEMO

Post by delayed » Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:37 pm

Is the panel metal or PCs material?

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Re: PROGUE - Analog mono synth - AUDIO DEMO

Post by JanneI » Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:49 pm

The panel is PCB material. This can be used with the Hammond enclosure and of course while building and testing. The custom metal enclosure that we are offering in the near future does not use it.

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Re: PROGUE - Analog mono synth - AUDIO DEMO

Post by BadPixel » Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:45 pm

Stoked!! Will there be an EU source as well?

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Post by JanneI » Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:14 pm

BadPixel wrote:
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Stoked!! Will there be an EU source as well?
Yes, there will be an EU web store!

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Post by Sir Ruff » Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:31 pm

Is anyone planning to offer these fully built?

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Re: PROGUE - Analog mono synth - AUDIO DEMO

Post by BadPixel » Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:18 am

JanneI wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:14 pm
BadPixel wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:45 pm
Stoked!! Will there be an EU source as well?
Yes, there will be an EU web store!
Awesome :tu: Any ETA on that yet?

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Re: PROGUE - Analog mono synth - AUDIO DEMO

Post by JanneI » Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:15 am

BadPixel wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:18 am
Awesome :tu: Any ETA on that yet?
For the webshop: May /June. For the custom enclosures 1 month.

PCB's are ready, and PCB-A's are ready in a week.

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Re: PROGUE - Analog mono synth - AUDIO DEMO

Post by Kipling » Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:50 am

JanneI wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:15 am
For the webshop: May /June. For the custom enclosures 1 month.

PCB's are ready, and PCB-A's are ready in a week.

-Janne
Based in the UK here - will the EU price once your shop opens be similar to SynthCube's? Just wondering whether to buy from them while they have a few in stock or wait until your shop opens. Import duty/VAT may be an issue from either source I guess. I have the entire BOM already so able to start whenever I receive the PCBs but not in any great rush.

Thanks for a great project.

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Re: PROGUE - Analog mono synth - AUDIO DEMO

Post by JanneI » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:41 pm

The PCB-A versions arrived!
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