5U Oakley PCBs to be discontinued

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5U Oakley PCBs to be discontinued

Post by Synthbuilder » Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:41 am

Sales of PCBs for the current 5U range of Oakley modules are no longer sufficient to make it worthwhile selling them. All 5U boards will be discontinued as soon as existing stocks are depleted.

Krisp1 will continue to sell ready made Oakley modules as long as demand is sufficient.

I would like to look into doing some new designs specifically for the MU range but these will initially be limited to things that used to sell well like the ADSR, Journeyman, VCA and DLF, and maybe a new delay module. These modules would be shallow enough to fit into a Moon or Box11 case. If this does happen I will also have panels available for these projects. However, I will wait until the global parts shortage situation improves before doing anything. I hope this will be sometime around the middle of next year.

I would like to thank everyone who has bought and used Oakley 5U modules over the 22 years I have been selling them.

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Re: 5U Oakley modules to be discontinued

Post by Synthbuilder » Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:26 am

Referenced from John's post originally posted in the announcements section.
johnstilton wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:53 am
What is the future vision for Oakley?
More gardening and making music. :tu:
A focus on Eurorack modules?
Maybe. I'll see how I feel once the global parts shortages sort themselves out. Right now my plan is to do more eurorack next year, as well as some more standalone projects.

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Re: 5U Oakley modules to be discontinued

Post by terjewinther » Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:23 pm

Synthbuilder wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:41 am
I would like to thank everyone who has bought and used Oakley 5U modules over the 22 years I have been selling them.
You're welcome!
I for one am very happy that you have supplied us with these lovely modules all these years.

Thanks a lot!

Terje Winther

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Re: 5U Oakley modules to be discontinued

Post by collinspr » Sun Aug 22, 2021 4:41 am

I’m sorry to hear that this has finally come to pass Tony.

Your modules eased me back into the DIY synth hobby after a lapse of 25 years and form the core of my system (over 30 Oakley modules). They have always been a pleasure to build and use.

Thanks for making your designs available and for the first class support (which I have rarely needed due to the excellent quality of the designs and documentation).

Expect an order for a few more boards in the coming week(s).

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Re: 5U Oakley modules to be discontinued

Post by tvh » Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:00 am

Understandable, I'm so glad I was able to get in to your modules while they were still available! Eurorack just doesn't do it for me (too small). I'm still working through my Oakley PCBs I ordered last year, and I feel like it'll take longer now with the part shortage out there. Will you still be offering troubleshooting assistance on this board?

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Re: 5U Oakley modules to be discontinued

Post by Synthbuilder » Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:26 am

Thanks for the kind comments guys. :tu:
tvh wrote:
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Will you still be offering troubleshooting assistance on this board?
Oh yes, I'll still be here.

And I do hope I can offer more Oakley projects from time to time in MU, Euro and standalone.

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Re: 5U Oakley modules to be discontinued

Post by tvh » Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:29 pm

And I do hope I can offer more Oakley projects from time to time in MU, Euro and standalone.
That is great to hear!

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Re: 5U Oakley modules to be discontinued

Post by Prunesquallor » Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:02 am

Sad news, but very understandable. The shift towards shallower cases, even in 5U, has probably played a part. Very glad you're not disappearing entirely!

Will Lower West Side Studios also continue to supply ready-made modules?
If at first you don't succeed read the instruction manual.

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Re: 5U Oakley modules to be discontinued

Post by Synthbuilder » Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:26 am

Prunesquallor wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:02 am
Will Lower West Side Studios also continue to supply ready-made modules?
Krisp1 will still continue to supply ready made modules. And I think LWSS will also do so too. However, you'll need to ask Rich if this is the case.

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Re: 5U Oakley PCBs to be discontinued

Post by Noiseconformist » Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:23 am

Synthbuilder wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:41 am
Sales of PCBs for the current 5U range of Oakley modules are no longer sufficient to make it worthwhile selling them.
Oh wow, I read this message the other day but rather completely ignored its implications! :waah:
I would like to thank everyone who has bought and used Oakley 5U modules over the 22 years I have been selling them.
Tony, as Terje said: Thanks a lot to you!
Many of your modules I got are early issues and working with them still is a blast!

I'm looking forward to seeing whatever you come up with!
Michael.

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Re: 5U Oakley modules to be discontinued

Post by Flareless » Sun Aug 29, 2021 1:31 am

Synthbuilder wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:26 am
Prunesquallor wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:02 am
Will Lower West Side Studios also continue to supply ready-made modules?
Krisp1 will still continue to supply ready made modules. And I think LWSS will also do so too. However, you'll need to ask Rich if this is the case.
Lower West Side Studio continues to provide Oakley modules in MU format and will do so for as long as possible.
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Re: 5U Oakley modules to be discontinued

Post by Prunesquallor » Sun Aug 29, 2021 5:06 am

Flareless wrote:
Sun Aug 29, 2021 1:31 am
Synthbuilder wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:26 am
Prunesquallor wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:02 am
Will Lower West Side Studios also continue to supply ready-made modules?
Krisp1 will still continue to supply ready made modules. And I think LWSS will also do so too. However, you'll need to ask Rich if this is the case.
Lower West Side Studio continues to provide Oakley modules in MU format and will do so for as long as possible.
:tu:
If at first you don't succeed read the instruction manual.

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