To: analogue AT hyperreal PUNKT org,
From: Paul Perry pfperry AT melbpc.org PUNKT au,
Subject: Re: Wanted alive -> CEM 3340.
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 12:13:12 +1100 (EST)
At 04:08 PM 13/03/98 EST, Kevin <Hcabnivek AT aol PUNKT com> wrote:
>It only makes sense that Curtis would do another prod. run of these, what with the drastic increase in analog interest. Or >maybe their just using up the very last of their supply on these kits and august will just be the leftovers.
Well if I seriously believed they would ever be in production again I would be doing commercial work with them....
chip manufacturere are not interested in making any less than 10k chips, at least.. and this stuff is so old now that not everyone has even kept the fabrication lines going for the older analog processes... curtis (or rather OnChip as it is now) make specialised communications/modem chips, you can imagine how much they care about synth people compared to the telco giants with $5,000,000 orders.....
Having said this, if anyone can get them back in production, well I'll be a very happy man. But only an idiot would design a commercial product with CEM chips at the moment.... DIY, great, yes, and the MOTM will be a great synth....
paul perry melbourne australia