we’re in production! thank you for your support and patience as we’ve been making fine adjustments over the past months.
pre-orders are open now: https://market.monome.org
$800. early orders will ship first, mid-august at the earliest. there may be manufacturer holdups which will cause a week or two delay, but we can hope.
EDIT: orders placed now are looking at early september delivery.
US shipping free. int’l $40.
this is a complete redesign-- circuits, mechanics, firmware-- everything. the encoder mechanism is custom-- our own shaft, bearing, reflector, knob… the whole thing. specialized grease is applied for perfect smooth action. these knobs are a bit “slower” than the past editions and feel excellent. the mechanics and optical detection together make for predictable and accurate tiny movements.
the aluminum enclosure provides a perfect weight to counterbalance working with these large knobs-- rubber feet (identical to the grid) prevent slipping.
this new arc is 100% compatible with the 2012 walnut edition. for anyone unfamiliar with the arc, google “monome arc” for an avalanche of media. and we have a couple new arc applications on the way.
more media coming in august upon return from the europe tour, when we begin assembling and documenting. what you’re seeing/reading now is pre-polished enthusiasm.
thank you again for your continued support. we’ve very excited to share this with you all.