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Thor Infinity: User Review Part 1

The Thor Infinity guitar is a revolutionary instrument that features carbon/hardwood composite construction and offers infinite sustain on all six strings. This review delves into the features, capabilities, and overall playing experience of Thor, drawing from feedback provided by early adopters.

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Inside Thor MKII

What’s inside the Thor Infinity guitar? It features the Infinity System, offering infinite multichannel sustain, with the Nu Multi pickup system for separate string outputs and multichannel audio processing, which enables a vast array of effects per string, vastly expanding creative possibilities.

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Thor MKII Controls

The Thor MKII guitar features a master volume control and two MIDI controls, which generate control voltages converted to MIDI messages for external processors or DAWs via a MIDI 5-pin DIN connection. The master volume also sends Roland Synth Volume (SY-VOL) through a 13-pin DIN connector. The Thor Infinity Guitar’s Infinity system is a polyphonic sustainer, allowing all vibrating strings to sustain until muted, with a single sustain potentiometer controlling the level. Additionally, a separate volume control directly manages the optional XR-Spectra pickup, if installed.

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Road Map 2024

Big Plans for 2024! The second batch of Thor infinite multichannel sustain guitars, All new Valkyrie infinity guitars, plus the Stand-alone Infinity multichannel sustain system, and more…

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Thor: Finishing Touches

We’re getting ready to ship the first batch. Thor is one of a kind, and I don’t think it will ever get copied, but I figured it won’t be complete without this final touch—a little authenticity card to capture the essence of its uniqueness!

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Thor: Beyond Words

The Thor Infinity Guitar’s majestic elegance is beyond words. You must experience it firsthand to fully appreciate its true magnificence. Meanwhile, the best we could do is visit a photo studio and hire a professional photographer to take some photos.

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XR-Spectra Production Run

The production run for October 2023 is currently underway. Preorders will be accepted from October 1st through October 7th, with a lead time of 6 to 8 weeks. In this production run, we will allow specific options that may eventually be standard. Follow link for more info.

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Meredith 2023

I recently revised the Meredith document to reflect the recent updates to our Internal Breakout board. What is it? This document presents the most basic Nu multichannel setup. You can use that guide as a use-case reference on how to install and integrate a Nu Multi Pickup, along with other pickups.

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The Infinity System

Presenting the Infinity System. We’ve come a long way. After many years of refinement, I think this latest iteration is ready for prime time. This is the final release-ready form.

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We’re Back on Track

We are now back on track. We received the revised boards last week. I must say that PCB manufacturing and assembly have come a long way. The turnaround time is now just about a week, including shipping time. The sustain driver amplifiers are fantastic! After fine-tuning, everything is perfect.

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S@#t Happens. PHUT

The global chip shortage made it challenging to source components. We had to redesign some modules due to component unavailability. However, when a replacement chip was used, it failed immediately. Luckily, the original chip is now back in stock, allowing us to revert to the original design. The modular structure of the Infinity system simplifies the process, but requires an additional round of PCB assembly.

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Q Audio DSP Library 1.0 Beta

Creating good documentation takes time. But it’s something I enjoy doing, and so I’ve begun documenting the Q Audio DSP Library. I’m very pleased with how it’s coming along. The library is now officially labeled as 1.0 beta. I am doing this in preparation for the release of the Hz DSP library, which includes my most recent pitch and onset detection algorithms.

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Manufacturing Thor: Infinity 1.1

After over a year and a half manufacturing the first batch of Thor, we are now approaching the final stage of production. Based on my best estimates, this final phase will probably take another 2 months, setting the target to around early to mid-August.

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Manufacturing Thor: Cycfi Guitar Case

The Cycfi Guitar Case is a premium custom hand-made guitar case with 30 mm multi-layer foam surround padding, a sturdy neck support system, plush interior, and extra thick 50 mm base reinforcement with end-pin support.

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