Joel de Guzman

Price Increase and the Global Chip Shortage

This global shortage of semiconductors is hurting us! I was hoping it will end soon, but it’s getting worse. Now, we have supply problems with ALL semiconductors in our products, and I have to redesign around the problem with alternative chips, whenever possible. Or, find alternative sources. We hit a snag last month with the …

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Tone Block Redesigned

We make simple things extra spacial. Here’s the completely redesigned Tone Block. Follow the XR-Spectra reference manual for more information (check out the Tone Block section). Available with the active XR Spectra configuration, the optional Tone Block is a small passive second-order (two-pole) resonant RLC filter with variable frequency and Q (resonance). It is specifically …

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Infinity Project: White Paper

Watch this Space. After many years in development, I am about to release Thor— A very specialized concept guitar made from carbon fiber and traditional tone wood, with multichannel audio capabilities and infinite multichannel (polyphonic) sustain. Before anything else, let me present the Infinity Project white paper: https://www.cycfi.com/assets/Infinity-Project.pdf. This paper explains the motivations behind the …

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