Good news, we have found good homes for the first run of 30 Soundplanes. Thus, funding is all in place and production has begun. Look for finished Soundplanes in 8-10 weeks, and more updates now that there will be cool stuff to take pictures of.
It's been a long time getting here, and I appreciate the support from everyone who's along for the ride. Whether you preordered a Soundplane or bought a copy of Aalto, you've helped make this new instrument possible.
Here's a closeup of the final prototype case during finishing. I had tried rounding off all the edges previously, and it ended up looking too blobby. By rounding off the front edge horizontally after the vertical cutout is made, a compound curve is produced that I think is a very nice intrinsic detail. The sharp edges get hand-sanded just enough so that they don't chip easily or hurt your fingers.
The road to production has generated lots of prototypes and castoff parts. You can see some of them on the shop floor here.
Congratulations Randy! That is good to hear.
Hey Randy. For those of us that missed the first production run, when would you estimate the next batch going out? Will you basically start again once these 30 are finished/shipped?
Will you basically start again once these 30 are finished/shipped?
Yes! I'll make more ASAP.