North Coast News

Tokyo Festival of Modular
2019 Nov 13th

Tokyo Festival of Modular

The Tokyo Festival of Modular is coming up this weekend, November 16 and 17, 2019, and North Coast Synthesis is a sponsor.  I won't be attending in person this year but attendees will receive North Coast stickers and cards with an exclusive d…

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Toronto Pedal and Synth Expo
2019 Oct 23rd

Toronto Pedal and Synth Expo

I'll be exhibiting at the Toronto Pedal and Synth Expo on November 9 and 10, 2019.  Drop by to try out North Coast modules in person and pick up a sticker and a discount code. This event is being described by its organizers as "f…

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Continue With The Operation, II
2018 May 24th

Continue With The Operation, II

So, here we are. As you've probably noticed, this storefront has changed significantly. The thing is that Shopify, which I used to run my corporate Web presence since starting the business, changed its admin interface in such a way that it would…

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Transistor Mixer press release
2018 Apr 3rd

Transistor Mixer press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New mixer from North Coast uses only six transistors TORONTO, Ontario - April 3, 2018 - North Coast Synthesis Ltd., Toronto-based manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, today released its Transistor Mixer, a f…

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News, reviews, and demos
2018 Mar 26th

News, reviews, and demos

We're coming up to the end of the first quarter of 2018, and I'm happy to note that based on the current projection, it looks like the company will actually have a profit this quarter - probably about $10. ( Edit: Well, not quite. The quarter…

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2018 Feb 20th

A note on RSS

I saw in my Web hosting logs that someone visited this site and spent a significant amount of time using the site search and guessing URLs in an unsuccessful attempt to discover the RSS feed URL - which was linked on every single page, but at the tim…

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Leapfrog press release
2017 Nov 9th

Leapfrog press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE North Coast announces 21st Century modular synthesizer filter TORONTO, Ontario - November 9, 2017 - North Coast Synthesis Ltd., Toronto-based manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, today released its flagship…

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The Celebrated Leaping Frog
2017 Oct 15th

The Celebrated Leaping Frog

I've spent most of this week working on the second and third prototypes for the Leapfrog VCF. I'm hoping to have this product available for sale by the end of the month - maybe in time to have some kind of spooky Halloween tie-in for the launc…

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Year end
2017 Sep 24th

Year end

North Coast's first fiscal year ends with this month, and I have a bunch of small news items and progress updates. First up, the Leapfrog VCF. This is the big flagship module that I think people are waiting for, and I was supposed to have…

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Post-launch thoughts
2017 Aug 6th

Post-launch thoughts

The shop has been open a few days.  Response hasn't been all that I hoped it would be.  There was a burst of traffic on the first day, especially when I posted an announcement on Muffwiggler, but not the level of third-party referrals,…

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Launching the Web shop
2017 Aug 1st

Launching the Web shop

This is it! After many delays I'm happy to finally cut the virtual ribbon and open this Web shop. Take a look around; most things should be self-explanatory.  I customized the theme a bit and am not certain everything will work on all bro…

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