The Nus are back in stock. Sorry for the wait. Folks just can’t get enough of these little creatures 🙂
Category Archives: Nu Series
You’ve been asking for this for a long time now. A gift to the Roland aficionado. Finally, a Roland 13 Pin Adaptor for the Nu Series Modular Active Pickups.
- CH1-4 – Nu Multi Channel 1 to Channel 4 In
- CH5-6 – Nu Multi Channel 5 to Channel 6 In
- 1 & 2 – 13P FPC Receptacle
- S1 – Switch 1 Input
- S2 – Switch 2 Input
- GND – Ground Pin
- MONO – Guitar Mono In
- GK-VOL – Volume Control
- GND – Ground Pin
2×4 Male Power Pins
- GND – Ground Pins
- 5V – 5V Regulated Power Pins
- -VE – (-)7V Power Pins
- +VE – (+)7V Power Pins
Some of you asked if it is possible to have the Nu and XR in a common baseplate. It turns out that it is indeed possible. The way to do it is have the Nu Multi, which has a somewhat lower profile, piggyback on the XR’s baseplate. This way, the Nu will still have its own height adjustment independent of the XR. You’d want the Nu capsules as close to the strings as possible (within 1mm to 2mm) to minimize crosstalk. Here’s the idea:
Nu Capsules, the world’s cutest active pickups 🙂 are back in stock. Come and visit our online store and get your sets. $19.99 per capsule. Minimum order quantity: 4 capsules.
After more than a year of continuous refinement, I’m proud to finally release the Nexus. This small, hacker friendly breakout box connects your multichannel guitar to the outside world using a specialized (LEMO compatible) multi-pin connector for up to 12 channels of audio and 7 channels of analog control voltages for by-wire (remote) control of volume, tone, patch or effects. Audio may come from standard mono-pickups or from the Nu multichannel pickup. Analog control voltages are converted to MIDI control messages.
The Nexus and related support electronics are currently only available on pre-order basis, with a 3 week lead time for the first batch. Please send us a message for inquiries and orders.
An often asked question about the Nu modular pickups is about mixing to mono, or even stereo. The typical assumption is that, just like any other active pickup, you simply tie the outputs together to have a summed output. But not so fast! With 2 or 3 pickups (typical guitar setup), you might be able to get away with passive mixing. But mixing anything more than three channels is not a simple task and cannot be overlooked.
It’s restocking time at Cycfi, and that means the Nu’s are back! Continue reading
The Standard Nu capsule already has a very low profile with a height of 7mm (See specs). But the baseplate and connectors underneath add some more to the total height (18mm for the Nu Multi. You can also find that in the specs).
Recently, we concluded a project for a custom low-profile Nu Multi with a total height of just around 8mm. The objective was to top-mount this “Lo-Pro Nu Multi”, as I fondly call it, on an acoustic guitar. The same technology, lower height.
Do you have a project in mind using our pickups? Send us a message. Wed love to hear your thoughts and help you realize your ideas.