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  1. New firmware Release: Rev004.005


    We are happy to announce a new firmware release for the OWL, Rev004.005! Lots of new patches…
    The new release is available through OwlNest now, or you can download the binary from GitHub.

    It improves the quality of Delay patches, with a reworked Simple Delay Patch, and an additional Filtered Delay Patch.

    Also it includes a great collection of stereo patches by Oli Larkin (who recently released the Virtual CZ, check it out!). List below:
    – reworked DroneBox, now stereo
    – Dual Frequency Shifter
    – Stereo Frequency Shifter
    – Dual Pitch Shifter
    – XFM Synth
    – Blipper
    – ThruZeroFlanger

    We also started to port some effects from the ArtyFX Library, Bitta and Vidha.

    Also, Giulio Moro and Dave Moffat have contributed with some cool patches: OverOverDrive, ToneFilter, PlateVerb and Compressor.

    Let us know through the forums / twitter what you think of these new effects, and please share any audio / video / patches with us!

    We also hope you like the new website and patches page, there is still a lot coming in the new year…

    Thanks
    the OWL team

  2. PJ Plays the OWL


    Our good friend and inspired guitar player PJ has made us a little video. He talks about the OWL, what he likes about the pedal, and what his favourite patches are.

  3. One Hundred OWLs Shipped!


    Today we shipped the 100th OWL! As well as marking an important milestone in our delivery schedule, this means that we’ll soon have one hundred OWL users in the wild. Yay!

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    If you’ve not received yours yet, don’t worry, it’ll ship soon – and when it does you will get an email telling you it’s on its way. We are currently on schedule to complete all Kickstarter shipments this month, so keep an eye on your inbox.

    To ensure that each OWL is meets our exacting standards, we do all assembly and testing in-house. The surface mount digital boards are supplied by Phase One in Portsmouth; we build the analogue boards ourselves. The enclosures are CNC-milled, powder coated and printed by Screencraft in Wimbledon, and shipping materials are from Gardners’ in nearby Spitalfields – keeping it local!

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    For components we use the best available: Wima audio capacitors, Neutrik jacks, Alps potentiometers. Each unit is tested by one of our engineers to ensure every function works as specified. We take great pride in producing a very well crafted, high quality product, and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do!

     

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