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35 minutes ago

ISLA Instruments

Nom nom nom..this stuff is about to turn into some drum pads..#sp2400 ... See MoreSee Less

12 hours ago

ISLA Instruments

While I will still be giving production updates, I am currently moving house and will be a bit quiet for about the next 4 or 5 days. Moving sucks, and it's times like these that I question the need for my little vintage computer collection that I will never use, but cherish so deeply.. GAS takes many forms....<3 ... See MoreSee Less

While I will still be giving production updates, I am currently moving house and will be a bit quiet for about the next 4 or 5 days. Moving sucks, and its times like these that I question the need for my little vintage computer collection that I will never use, but cherish so deeply.. GAS takes many forms....

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Build it a shrine in your new house... it‘s the holy grail of your past, almost your heritage. The stuff that made you the musician and entrepreneur that you are today πŸ˜‰ having your own little museum of stuff from the past that remind you on how things were done back in the days is helpful from time to time...

I’m an old nut for an apple II. Gladly hold it for you.

Can't wait to see the new garage!

Ugh. Just finished a move this weekend, and I recommend burning everything and starting from scratch.

You would have been a Mac Daddy if I saw an Atari Mega st! (Haha) I feel your pain. I was hard for me to throw mine out 8 years ago.

no silicon graphics stuff? πŸ™‚

Dam dude you have a CDTV...... NERD 😍

Probably not exciting to most, but here's some pics of the injection mold being made for our silicon pad structure. This is a 5 cavity mold, which means for every 'shot' 5 parts are made at once. More to follow... #progress #sp2400 #sp1200 #gearporn ... See MoreSee Less

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This is crazy exciting for those of us that are into CNC and have our own hobby machines...

Love the updates! It’s all exciting!

Very cool, do the molds last a long time?

Ok this is cool AF

Matthew Garcia Larry Martens

Definitely porn for true gearslutz

Would love to know how they polish these molds.. Some kinda of sandblasting?

2 days ago

ISLA Instruments

Injection mold for our custom switch caps is finished. These are the bi colour (red & green) switches which sit in pairs above each fader. Will have contextual use dependent on mode. Again with smoked appearance..#sp2400 #sp1200 ... See MoreSee Less

Injection mold for our custom switch caps is finished. These are the bi colour (red & green) switches which sit in pairs above each fader. Will have contextual use dependent on mode. Again with smoked appearance..#sp2400 #sp1200Image attachment

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Now that's a nice button

4 days ago

ISLA Instruments

Engineering samples for steel enclosure almost ready for powder coating.Really happy at the pace this is all moving at so far.. what ya'll sayin? ... See MoreSee Less

Engineering samples for steel enclosure almost ready for powder coating.
Really happy at the pace this is all moving at so far.. what yall sayin?

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Christmas in July πŸ€ͺ

we loving the ride-along man! keep striving / striding!!

Loving these updates. The whole project is very positive and it seems your having lots of fun. Very pacey with the development too

This is amazing nice

This is amazing you’re charging along πŸ™‚

That is so so cool. I cant wait

Looking good

Progress !!! Looking forward get one !

I’m surprised there are no ventilation holes.Is it coz these will just be the coolest?

Nice metalwork. Gotta love 21st century machining. We’re those laser cut or punched?

Slow down, I’m still saving up!! πŸ˜‚

Cannot wait to order mine

Do a competition for one πŸ™‚

looking good! are you on track for eta?

How about answering your dm’s?πŸ™ƒ

A? S? R? Next?

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5 days ago

ISLA Instruments

Revision 2....it's alive (on 1st try, too) alriiiight... ... See MoreSee Less

Revision 2....its alive (on 1st try, too) alriiiight...

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it will have enclosure soon

nice work! 1st time eh? Jobs a guid un

U rock m8

7 days ago

ISLA Instruments

Well it's been a busy day, hand placed all the surface mount components for the 3 revision II user interface boards. Looking forward to testing them out! ... See MoreSee Less

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Ooff that looks hard with such a large pcb. I built a wooden support bridge that fits over the pcb so I can always rest my hand close to where I want to place a component..

Everything looks better with beer goggles on

David Noller hard at work!πŸ’ͺ🏼😎

1 week ago

ISLA Instruments

Ordered our switches, made some changes to button caps. We're changing up the plastic mixture to make the caps have a 'smoked' appearance. I think it makes them look just a little bit more sexy!More importantly, what do you think?#islainstruments #sp2400 #sp1200 ... See MoreSee Less

Ordered our switches, made some changes to button caps. Were changing up the plastic mixture to make the caps have a smoked appearance. I think it makes them look just a little bit more sexy!More importantly, what do you think?#islainstruments #sp2400 #sp1200Image attachment

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Bravo, vive la fumée !

the smokey ones show more defined lines for a cleaner look when lit up. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

What switches do you use? Was hoping for some mechanical keyboard ones (e.g. Cherry MX) like they used in sequencers of 80's (Yamaha, etc.) πŸ™‚

They look awesome

Hey Isla, let's talk business. I run a component supply company. I can help on cost, and cut down lead times on allocated caps and ICs

the one that glows more rectangular than circle like

Pure Fn class!!! Sooooo excited 😊

Well played

Smokey is the way

Smoke it up 😎

Yeah I liked the smoked

Any chance to see each one mounted side by side on a SP2400 panel?

smokey

Grey will probably age better I expect πŸ‘

Anything smoked is good... like smoked Gouda cheese πŸ˜›

Like it

O mama😊

Looks like Alain Braxe’s

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2 weeks ago

ISLA Instruments

Final version of the pads. Went with a more minimal design with the laser etching so that people won't find the rgb backlights so abusive to look at..Kinda reminds me of something.... anyway, what y'all think?#sp2400 #sp1200 #islainstruments ... See MoreSee Less

Final version of the pads. Went with a more minimal design with the laser etching so that people wont find the rgb backlights so abusive to look at..
Kinda reminds me of something.... anyway, what yall think?#sp2400 #sp1200 #islainstruments

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Put the rgb leds at the top of the pad buttons because otherwise your finger/paw will cover them

I hope you can change the colors and turn them off. Not feeling the colors on them too much. The pad design is tight though.

EXCELLENT choice good sir

Looks great. It will be interesting to see that lighting design in place, slotted into the 2400.Definitely more of a distinctive design feature than the more common previous design.

Beautiful! Yes! And the question of colors: We will be able to choose the colors, yes? Including white?

cylons?

"so that people won't find the rgb backlights so abusive to look at" → THANK YOU! Finally there's a developer that gets it!

Very nice work. Big yes

Photos are not showing today πŸ™ but you can see by clicking on them. that looks nice!

Looks good!

Can’t wait to get my hands on one. I’ve had the set. Drumulator then SP12 then SP1200. All sadly gone.... This will be the bomb πŸ’£ πŸ–€

Looks good to me

Makes a nice change from other pads on other devices. πŸ™‚

Can't see it ATM, whatever Facebook server my ISP is using it's not loading images or profiles pics.

This is a great idea, the fully lit pads like on Maschine are annoying.

in a future with update is it possible to custom led?

Hmm do the light colors correspond with certain functions or are they simply there for aesthetics?

Yep. πŸ‘

refined (y)

This is going to be historic πŸ’―πŸ’―

Do you have the option to turn them all the way down?

knightrider?

hawt

Alla fine ci avete messo troppe cose... bastava una riedizione della SP1200, con lo stesso workflow e con più RAM! (e magari lo stesso aspetto) Bah... sono un po' deluso.

Can you set the color? The rainbow thing is hideous.

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2 weeks ago

ISLA Instruments

Revision 2 user interface panels arrived ready for me to build up over the next couple of days...#sp2400 #sp1200 ... See MoreSee Less

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Fantastic

Nice work!

Looks great!!!

Awesome

nice

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