Zira, Frequently Asked Questions
In no particular order, here are the most common questions I get asked.
Q: Why use the Korg Chip?
The Korg NJM2069AD was used for two reasons, firstly I wanted to get something up and running quickly to test if it was possible ot make a good sounding synth in such a small form factor and secondly I had 8 of them lying around unused that I bought many years ago from Korg Tech Support for a polysynth.
Q: Why are you only doing a limited run of 8?
Basically, I only have 8 NJM2069AD chips, though I do intend to try and see if I can fit a discrete analogue VCF/VCA in the same board space. if I can, then I will be making kits the same as I did with GorF.
Q: How much of it is Analogue?
The VCF and VCA are analogue, the Oscillators, LFO and ADSRs are digital.
Q: What is the case made of?
The case is made of acrylic, the same as GorF and is in fact made by the same guy who made the GorF cases
Q: When can I get one?
Once the prototypes are finished, I'll begin working on a discrete VCF/VCA version. I am hoping to have kits available around November 2010, but please remember this is a hobby of mine and I do have a day job that can sometimes get in the way of my hobby.
Q: Will you ship outside the UK?
Yes, as I did with GorF, though the prices for shipping will vary based on country.