Friday, March 14, 2008

AFG Pre-Order

I did it! Two AFGs have been Pre-Ordered as of this morning.



What's also cool is that these pre-order units will be a limited edition run on gold and black PCB, hand signed by Mike Brown.
I really hope I've got my case all finished by the time they arrive! I can't wait to fire them up.

Check out the info page for Pre-Ordering or just to check out some audio clips.

http://www.livewire-synthesizers.com/

[UPDATE]: I got an email from Shawn, I'm #'s 18 and 19! WooHOO!

7 comments:

kobra said...

I preordered one... will be my first VCO in the system I just started. They seem to be going at a very nice rate, mine is #68 and the preorder just started today or yesterday (depending where you live).

J.w.M. said...

Can't wait to hear your impressions of this module... I love the panel layout-- it looks very usable.

Also, I'm really curious about the PCB layout, what with the design channelling "retro" layout techniques. Looking forward to some pics!!!

Richard said...

I've ordered two as well. I wonder what the timeframe is on the accessory modules, hopefully not 2009.

felix said...

@ j.w.m - I'll definitely have a bunch of pics to show once they arrive. I hope with all hope that I'll have my case far enough along to actually hook it up and listen to it and do a video demo. But...worse case...there will be pictures! :D

@ richard - I hope the accessory modules don't take too long either. Since I decided to get 2 AFGs, I'm more interested in the X-Mod than I was before. I don't feel I *need* it. Same goes for the Compositor. Essentially these take the place of patch cables and mixers. However, the Flux Capacitor looks very interesting. It's a module I haven't seen details on, but from what I can understand from the Livewire blurb, it allows for voltage controlled blending (or something simlar) of the two Matter/Anti-Matter modes of the AFG. That really adds new functionality to the module that you can't simply get by patching or a mixer. I'm looking forward to hearing more about it.

Plus, it has a bad ass name. Anything that references Back to the Future wins in my book. Honestly, "Flux Capacitor" and "Chaos Computer" are such cool names, I'd practically buy them sight unseen! :D

Jared M. Thiele said...

Thanks for that info on the Cadillac Seville, but I still don't understand the "87" part. Thanks again!

J.w.M. said...

I'm not sure what the above comment's about, but it's cool in a zen absurdist sort of way in any case...

About the AFG's PCB art-- I just saw a pic of it over at Trashaudio and (as epically nerdy as it is to praise PCB art) I think it's stunning in a Moog/ARP/EMS retro kind of way... It truly evokes the first golden age of modular synthesis.

Meanwhile, I really can't wait for your video review of this...

Richard said...

I agree that the the Flux Capacitor sounds interesting, more so than the xmod or compositor. the matter / antimatter reference reminded me of star trek. all we need is some dylithium crystal v/c envelope generators and we're all set.

the two afg's will be forming the basis of my version of a modern synthi clone