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Hi everyone, This week was the week I've been waiting for for such a long time: the start of assembly! I managed to assemble about 10 this week, with about 2.5 days of actual assembly. That's not nearly enough but a lot of time went into the preparation and of course there are some startup problems. Besides, I still have today and tomorrow. However, even if I manage to triple or even quadruple the output, this is still not as fast as I hoped. In order to solve this, I cut the work into manageable pieces and will have some...

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Hi everyone, As promised, another update near the end of August. As planned, the panels are almost done! According to the factory, the first 25 are ready so with this speed, I'm hopeful that they will ship next week (although they couldn't give me an exact date yet). I already took the liberty to book the CNC machine for two days next week. I will use the machine to drill in the extra holes so that the potentiometers will properly fit. After that I will start assembling all controllers. Note that this can still take some time and you will...

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Hi there, This is the weekly update for week 26. As you may have noticed, last week I did not write an update because I was away for a family event. From now on I will send the updates less frequently as to not spam your mailbox too much and to give myself more time to work on the controllers. I'm currently working hard on the Ableton MIDI remote scripts. The original plan was to release them after the controllers were sent but since I'm still waiting for the panels, I am now finishing that first. The script now works for...

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Hey everyone, This is the 24th update about the KNTRL9. We're almost there! Panels I spoke to the factory today and asked them about a final date. Like they mentioned before, they have people that are on holiday but have already started the preparations. On the 22nd of August, their CNC operator is back and they can start production. This means that they will send the panels a week later. This is a bit later than I was expecting but at least we finally have a hard date now. Keep in mind that after that, I also need to do...

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Hey there! This is the 23rd weekly update. Panels The panel factory managed to find the perfect hole size for the LED pipes (the manufacturer gave me the wrong size, which made them fall out when holding the controller upside down). The test they made for this is on its way to me but they are starting production regardless of my findings. Due to holidays they are a bit short-staffed at the moment but they assured me that they will work towards the current deadline of mid August. Testing I'm still testing the different software parts (firmware, editor and Ableton...

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