Nu Series v2

The Nu Series Modular Active Pickups are hacker friendly, general purpose pickups that can be used in a variety of applications.


The Nexus-GK is a flexible, and hacker friendly breakout box that connects your multichannel guitar to the outside world.

Ascend VPU

Ascend VPU is an audio plugin for modeling the sonic characteristics of electric guitar pickups. Designed for multichannel pickups with wide and flat frequency response.

Rick Toone Meets Cycfi Part 2

Here are some close-up pictures of the guitar after installing the full Nu-XR system. It was a joy installing the electronics for this guitar. This non-traditional guitar has no cavities at all. It’s just a full wide open space for the components and wiring. I think this is the easiest installation I’ve ever done. Every inch of this guitar is a RADICAL declaration.

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Rick Toone Meets Cycfi

Pictures paint a thousand words. Watch this space…

Stealth radical ergonomic acoustic guitar designed by Rick Toone and Fabio Mittino. Carbon fiber, aircraft aluminum. Element™ extended range single billet machined aircraft aluminum neck. Patented Intonation Cantilever™ individual string bridges. Cycfi Research™ Nu-Multi and XR pickups.

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Ascend VPU: Noise Reduction

A nice little secret with virtual pickups is that each virtual coil reduces random noise due to its inherent averaging effect. Comb filters have that very welcome effect! The more virtual coils you use, the better the noise reduction.

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Onset Detection

Onset detection is concerned with finding the start of a musical note immediately preceding the attack. Onset detection in conjunction with pitch detection are utilized

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Ascend VPU v1.0

I’m very glad to announce the availability of Ascend VPU for evaluation. Ascend VPU is an audio plugin that virtualizes the sonic characteristics of guitar

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Virtual Pickups Part 5

Recap Last week, I presented the 4th part of the Virtual Pickups series. The article continues the series with the introduction of the preprocessor and

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Thanksgiving 2020

Production time! We only do limited production runs based on demand. Having sold out on all Nu and Nexus items, it’s time for a new

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That Elusive Dream

The photo below captures the never ending search for paths that may bring me closer to my goal —that elusive dream, ever so vivid in

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Cycfi Consulting

We are now offering consulting services for product development, both hardware and software, from conceptualization and prototyping all the way to the final product. If

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Nexus-GK Second Batch

Before anything else, thank you very much for making the first Nexus-GK batch a success. The batch sold-out pretty fast! To be honest, I was

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Quadraphonic Bass

Jessica “Psy” DeLacy is known for her work in the animation industry. Beyond pixels, and into the audio and music realm, Psy generally built a

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My masterpiece! After years of research and development, starting with the Alpha project, I think my goal is now finally within reach, and I am very

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Announcing the Nexus-GK

Finally! I’m proud to release the Nexus-GK: a small, flexible, and hacker-friendly breakout box that connects your multichannel guitar to the outside world using a

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Nexus-GK Ready To Go

These Nexus-GK boxes are fully tested and ready to go! … Embracing the Roland GK-13 pin as a secondary connector. More information to follow. Watch this space.

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