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 on: September 16, 2017, 06:17:18 pm 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by laharl666
Nous attendons de vos nouvelles avec impatience!
Il est très intéressant de suivre pas à pas l'évolution de votre projet!
Et comme l'a dit Shar,"we know it is worth the wait for this unique musical instrument"

We look forward to hearing from you!
It is very interesting to follow step by step the evolution of your project!
And as said Shar, "we know it is worth the wait for this unique musical instrument"

 on: September 15, 2017, 03:31:13 pm 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by Shar
Eagerly waiting for you to share your exciting experiences playing Coda, Karl. I know it is worth the wait for this unique musical instrument._

 on: September 15, 2017, 05:14:47 am 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by Harp Player
Thanks for the update Karl.

Yes, it has been a very long wait for many of us.  You can take comfort in the fact that many people are ready and willing to buy your new instrument based solely on the quality of your past work. That is a great position for a small business to be in.

 on: September 14, 2017, 05:24:33 pm 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by windjammer
Good to hear from you Karl. Thanks for the updates.  Smiley

 on: September 14, 2017, 03:00:33 pm 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by Karl
Harp Player, they just called from the texture specialists to say that our mold was ready. In a few minutes, I'll be driving up to Massachusetts to pick it up and then down to the molders. I'll try to get an updated timeline today, which --as you know-- involves some guess work. ASAP, we have to run more samples and send them on to the ultrasonic welding people so they can finish up their tooling. In earlier conversations, the ultrasonic welding people told me that they can usually finish a job within 15 days of getting production parts. (Seeing is believing.) Be assured that I am confident that our project will be completed well in advance of your stated deadline:
...maybe I will get a CODA before I die of old age.

D102, my frustration level depends on my outlook. Yes, I often feel frustrated, even embarrassed, by how long things are taking, especially since you guys are watching and waiting. At the same time, I often remind myself (and my loving, supportive wife reminds me also) of one of my foundational beliefs: the only way you really fail at something is by quitting. As long as you keep going forward, you are making progress, and, eventually, you'll get where you want to go. When you do, will it matter all that much how long it took?

I'll post again soon. I've got some exciting experiences playing Coda that I want to share when I get a chance.

 on: September 14, 2017, 09:21:38 am 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by d102
Thank you for the update and the info about fingering patterns.

Do I detect the slightest hint of frustration creeping in with the mould making and samples process?   Smiley

Looking forward to your next post hoping it will be all good news.

 on: September 14, 2017, 05:46:02 am 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by Harp Player
Thanks for the update Karl.

Any idea of when you might get some production parts?

 on: September 14, 2017, 03:38:17 am 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by Karl
Hi, SharonP, there is a waiting list for Coda. Just email us at info@MountainOcarinas.com.

D102, as is so often the case, there was a delay on the texturing. The texturing expert was away on vacation for a week, so I couldn't meet with him and the molders to carefully consider the needs of our mold until Tuesday, September 5th. As soon as I got an official quote, I personally dropped off the portion of our mold at the texturers on Thursday, September 7th.  They said it would be about a week...

Why brown parts instead of opaque black or semi-translucent dark cobalt blue?  (If you are reading this aloud, make the sound of a long, frustrated sigh.) "They" --notice I'm not saying who they are-- just plain messed up. I've made my color choices clear for a couple of months now, I follow up regularly, but...sigh! This too shall pass.  Next question!

I still have Coda down for certain other peoples Christmas presents and with any luck the rendition of a few Christmas carols.  Is there any way the fingering chart can be made available so that I can spot any possible conflicts in fingering?
If you play Mountain Ocarinas, the basic scale on Coda is the same as what you are used to in both octaves. You'll pick up subtle differences on some sharps and flats quickly.  The fingering is very intuitive. If I thought it would help to provide a fingering chart ahead of time, I would. However, the Coda book, which we will provide for free with Coda, walks you through the fingerings in a systematic way.  Speaking of Carols, if some of you have our Favorite Carols in Easy Keys book, you'll be delighted to find that you can play each of the 20 Carols in 2 different keys on Coda. The extra range is stimulating and fun!

I know it's hard to wait! But as laharl666 wisely said,
Soyons positif, le projet avance... après toutes ces années d'attente, nous y sommes presque!
which, as we all know, means,
Let's be positive, the project is progressing ... after all these years of waiting, we are almost there!

I'll post again soon.

 on: September 13, 2017, 08:28:25 pm 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by sharonp
Simple question.  Is there a notification list for the Coda?  Karl has enough on his plate that I didn't want to send an email.  Thanks much!

 on: September 12, 2017, 07:49:30 am 
Started by ubizmo - Last post by d102

As a result of that decision, they now have to take the mold apart and truck it off to a company in Massachusetts that is a worldwide expert in texturing. There, they will carefully mask some areas and then chemically etch the hardened steel to leave an attractive texture on the top and bottom faces. This should take a week or two. 

It has been a couple of weeks now so I was wondering if there was any news?

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