What inspired you to do this?
Initially we had the idea as part of Fort Process Festival 2018 and our Fort Processor is based on the site plan of Newhaven Fort, which is where the festival is held. The organisers of the Festival supported us in our development of the synth.
How long did it take to make it?
Several months to a year. This was spent developing the ideas, the circuit and the artwork. We research first and then ideas develop along the way.
How long have you been doing things like this?
We have been making music, building synths from kits and from scratch, and learning electronics for 15-20 years.
How much did this cost to do?
The cost is ongoing as we are always sourcing components for our synths and having PCBs made. Most of the cost was in our time spent developing the instruments, which we had to do around normal work hours.
Have you done other things like this?
These are the first two synths we have designed from scratch as PCBs. We have individually modified circuits and made self built instruments following a schematic or instructions. These were the first that we made using our own designs for shape, artwork and development of the circuit.
What did you wish you knew before you started this?
Being organised is very important. You always have to think several steps ahead.
Are there plans available to make this? Do you sell this?
We do sell both our synths at our online store:
We are working on ideas for the next project but nothing is developed in final stages yet.
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