Choices Desktop prototypes

I’ve been planning to offer a Desktop variant of the Choices module for quite some time now, but other projects took priority. However, a customer got tired of waiting for me and ordered a custom unit (this is what happened with the Infernal Noise Machine as well). When I make prototype units I always order extra PCBs – just in case of random carnage and they’re cheaper that way – so why not see if anyone else is interested?

I haven’t finished the custom order yet, and his enclosure is a one-off model, but here are the drawings for the enclosure style that will be used for the rest: (click on image for larger version)

Choices Desktop controller

Choices Desktop controller

In addition to the standard features of the Choices eurorack module, the CH-D prototype has the following:

  • 1/4″ Switchraft jacks instead of 3.5mm jacks
  • All electro-mechanical components are long-life versions (100,000 rotation pots, 50,000 or higher cycle switches and jacks)
  • X-Y and X+Y outputs
  • Greatly enlarged control layout for easy, comfortable use
  • Internal power supply with wall adapter

The Trigger and Gate outputs are set for 0V-+8V on the custom unit to accommodate most 5U systems and Moog keyboards, but I can set them to output anything between -11.5V and +11.5V.
Knobs are the same as those used on the INM.
The enclosures are heavy-gauge aluminum housings from Hammond.

They are $250.00 each with the features listed. Lead time is currently 2-4 weeks. I have enough parts for three of these for now.
I have no problem with further customizations, but they will affect he price and lead time. As these are prototypes. the graphics will be overlays or something similar, but I’ll do my best to see that they are sufficiently durable. It is also likely that final graphics may be different than shown in the above image – nothing major, but I may tweak them a tad here and there.

A little bit later, I received another custom order, but for a dual version, which sounded like a lot of fun. And so there is also the CH-2D now.

Same situation as with the CH-D: Why build just one when I could build five? So there are four of these available for order: (click on image for larger version)

Dual Choices Desktop controller

Dual Choices Desktop controller

Since there were two joysticks, that meant even more output combinations – far too many – thus the function rotary switch, leading to one jack in the rear.

This one is designed for use with Serge systems (±5V Trigger and Gate, audio output limiting to ±7.5V max) but, again, customizations are welcome. Same stipulations as with the CH-D.

These start at $350, with a 4-6 week leadtime.

Orders are being accepted now. If you are interested, either email me at the flight@ address, or place the order via PayPal with the paypal@ email address – the other part being flightofharmony.com.

I would also love to hear any suggestions or ideas that any of you may have for these. This was a custom design, so it may lack things that you feel are important. Let me know what you think!

~flight

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