Sorry all for the long silence, lots o’ stuff has been going on.

Anyhoo, good news: Shipments of assembled PB-1Er4, 1-6-13, and 5×5 are arriving at last!

I’m working on getting everything packed up to send out to distributors. I’ll let y’all know when they’ve all gone out.

Wadda hell?

FYI: I’ve been out of the office all weekend and most of today and am currently working on replying to all recent emails.

Tacoma Noise Rodeo

From the Facebook page:

“Tacoma Noise Rodeo exists because there is no outlet for in Tacoma for who make music that tends towards the drone and noise. The idea behind the noise rodeo is to locate this venue. Esoteric electronic music has always had a hard time finding a place and a time.

That place is Caffe Dei. The time is Saturday Sept 17th 8pm.
The price? Free.”

This sounds like it could be rather interesting; barring massive trauma, I plan to attend. I love glitch and drone.
It’s an open invite, so please come on down and help support a growing scene!

Status report:

This week I’ve been really busy finishing up the little details for the PB-1Er4, 5×5, and 1-6-13 production run, so I haven’t been able to reply to emails as quickly as I’d like. But I promise that will get to them as soon as I get a chance.

Great new Plague Bearer video

An excellent demo by , I’ve always loved making “fuzzy” whalesong with the PB:

Retreating into the cavern – returning soon!

I’m taking a break! There are a lot of new things coming up from us this year so we’re taking a break from public activity. We are not accepting any more orders and the web store is deactivated, but repairs and warranty issues are always a top priority here and will be handled swiftly. Feel free to email me with any questions – I am still answering emails, it may just take me a couple days to get to non-emergency correspondence.

Don’t worry, we’ll be back!

New dealer: Foxtone Music

f(h) is very pleased to announce our new dealer in Minneapolis: Foxtone Music. If you’re in the area, go check them out! They are great guys and are setting up an excellent demonstration system for the public to play with.

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

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!


Choices Desktop prototypes available!

More products in stock.

We’re back in action at last! Had a lot of fun going to the Square Waves Festival in Vancouver B.C. this weekend; it was nice to finally meet so many of you that I had only known online previously.

We also have most items back in stock – pretty much everything except for Choices modules (which will be back in a week or two, however) – including the Infernal Noise Machine that was shown at the Square Waves festival. This I.N.M. is the first of the next run, of which more will be available in the coming month – both from us and several dealers worldwide.

Many thanks to our customers who were at Square Waves – your support and appreciation makes a huge difference to us!


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