North Coast News

New look for DIY kits
2019 Aug 31st

New look for DIY kits

If you've been following the North Coast Synthesis email newsletter you'll probably know that I've had ongoing quality problems with the knobs I use in most of my products.  The main issue is with the setscrews used to hold the knob onto a sh…

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Behind the scenes
2018 May 6th

Behind the scenes

A few days ago I suddenly found myself unable to log in to the admin section of this Web site. That's understandably a problem when I'm running a business through the site. Upon investigation, it turns out that my e-commerce provider had made some…

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2018 Jan 7th

Modular synthesis intro, part 4: Some pitfalls

This is Part 4 in a series that started with Part 1.This week I continue the series on how to get started with modular synthesis by looking at some common pitfalls beginners encounter, and mistakes I hope you can avoid making.Beware of "passive" modu…

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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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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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