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Tsyklon Labs Outreach for March 2017

Happy March, Comrades!

Hope that all is going well at the start of 2017 for everyone. Let’s jump right in.

KOSMODROM Modules:
The last of the Chaos Divider HVs and CD Sputniks have been shipped to Perfect Circuit Audio and Analogue Haven in California, USA. No more of them are available directly from us. Once they are gone, that is it.

We are in a final push to “unleash” Belka and Strelka onto the world at Superbooth 17 next month in Berlin. Yep, we are going. And speaking of Superbooth – and the last of the Chaos Divider HVs – we did save one – for a Super-give-away while we are at Superbooth!! More details in next month’s update email.

COMRADE Modules:
First round of production PCBs had some issues. Dropped these back to later this Spring. More information as we get closer.

PLITKA Modules:
Finally have a weekend off from the (mortgage paying) job this year, so it’ll be build document Saturday/Sunday. Once completed, everything will be available in the store.

Speaking of the new store (again) – the new storefront is almost live. Having some issues getting the shipping and payment modules right, but I have enlisted some help in getting that taken care of.

That’s all for now – as always, thank you for all of your support. So very excited for what is coming in 2017 from Tsyklon Labs and Sacrament Instruments and Effects.

Keep on wiggling (pokachivaniye), Comrades!

-Frank
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Tsyklon Labs Outreach for December 2016

Happy December, Comrades!

Is everyone ready for a visit from Ded Moroz? (Grandfather Frost)

We’re going to keep things even shorter as everyone is busy with the approaching holidays.

KOSMODROM Modules:
We are down to the last ten Chaos Dividers and the last Sacrament Edition Chaos Divider. So in celebration of the holidays, we are going to do free shipping on the Either version of the Chaos Divider – yeah, anywhere. Just go to

http://tsyklon.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7aa897e1c4448b4b8ac294ea1&id=55d51cc8db&e=82ff02602f

And add one (or more) to your cart and we’ll cover the shipping. This offer is good until the end of 2016 – midnight on December 31, EST.

COMRADE Modules:
First round of production PCBs and Panels have been ordered, so we will start rolling them out in January – if history repeats itself on how quickly we get our orders from the PCB Fab Shop.

PLITKA Modules:
We have received the PCBs and Front Panels for the rev2 PLITKA modules and have been putting together the kits and updating the Build Documentation. Expect that we will have these ready to roll out with the new store.

Speaking of the new store – there will be a new storefront starting January 1, 2017 – we’ll let you know when it’s live!

That’s all for now – as always, thank you for all of your support in 2016. So many fun things on the horizon for 2017.

Keep on wiggling (pokachivaniye), Comrades!

-Frank
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Tsyklon Labs Outreach for November 2016

Happy November, Comrades! Lots of things to go over, ready-set-go!

KOSMODROM Modules:
Sacrament Edition Chaos Divider HVs have begun shipping. There is still one more available – let us know if you are interested.

Now that the Sacrament CD is shipping, we are working on wrapping up the Belka and Strelka. This is turning out to be a “We can make it better, so just one more revision to the PCBs” project situation – but that will be done soon. Just ordered the parts for this revision, so here’s to getting this module shipping as well.

We are providing a 12vdc wall wart to Eurorack power adapter with the Sacrament Edition Chaos Divider HVs and will be ordering the circuit boards to make these available for anyone that has a Chaos Divider HV and does not want to power it from their Modular power system.

Speaking of the Standard Chaos Divider HV modules. We are expecting our panel maker to have the long awaited batch of front panels completed this week. We have two CD HVs heading to Perfect Circuit Audio in CA and we will stock some at tsyklon.com as well. There are about 10 that are not spoken for, so if you want one, this will be the last batch that will be made. For those of you waiting on replacement front panels, they will ship as soon as we have them in hand as well.

COMRADE Modules:
There are a couple of small improvements that we want to do after getting some feedback from beta testers, so it looks like we are still on target to have them available early next year.

PLITKA Tiles:
The production prototype PCBs for v2 are good, so we will be ordering production PCBs this weekend. If lead times work out the way they usually do, we are shooting to have these ready to go in early December.

Other Products and Stock Notices:
Thonk in the UK is now stocking CD Sputnik kits. Synthrotek will have the last few Chaos Divider HV kits and some CD Sputnik kits as well. Synthrotek will have the Eurorack Cable tester PCBs in stock as well. Modular Addict will also be stocking the Eurorack Cable tester PCBs.

Also, we are working with SynthPatcher to get our “Yuri and the StarDogs” artwork from our website’s home page converted into softwear – more news soon.

Keep on wiggling, Comrades!

-Frank
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Latest releases! Open Source Hardware PLITKA 1U Tiles

As we are getting ready for Knobcon 2015, there are a few modules that we thought would help show off the Kosmodrom modules. We didn’t have them, and it was easy enough to design them, so we went for it. Because we come from the DIY scene, and these are fairly simple circuits, we will be releasing these modules as fully assembled module as well as Open Source Hardware (cc by-sa) so that you can take a deeper look at the circuits and maybe find some inspiration for you own designs.

Read more about them HERE.
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