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A project in Tacoma, WA by Peter Rutter
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Create new soundscapes with the epic Klein Bottle by VFE Pedals. 3 independent FX loops with gain, mix, bandwidth & feedback controls!
Backers: 275
Average Pledge Per Backer: $245

Funded: $67,249 of $20,000
Dates: Nov 2nd -> Nov 29th (28 days)
Project By: Peter Rutter
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Latest News

Just one day left - please share to help us finish strong!

November 28th - via: kickstarter.com
This is it - just one more day! Please help us finish strong by sharing, sharing, and then sharing some more. Your support has gotten us to $62,443 - and a great final day will enable me to customize and refine the Klein Bottle circuit even further.... (Read More)

Klein Bottle block diagram

November 27th - via: kickstarter.com
I was asked to create a block diagram to illustrate the signal flow within the Klein Bottle. Well, here it is! Here is a breakdown of the signal flow: The Klein Bottle starts with a simple buffer circuit to prepare the signal to be split into... (Read More)

Less than 72 hours to go! Please read this update!

November 26th - via: kickstarter.com
With less than 72 hours left, we are nearing the finish line. Please double check your pledge and reward levels, so there are no surprises when your card is charged on Wednesday at 3:00pm PST. Here are some things to consider before finalizing your... (Read More)

We hit our final $50K stretch goal! What now?

November 24th - via: kickstarter.com
With still 5 days remaining, we passed our final $50,000 stretch goal! This will enable me to make the best possible Klein Bottle, and provide students at IDEA so many cool opportunities to learn about circuits, entrepreneurship, audio gear, and... (Read More)

Happy Thanksgiving from VFE!

November 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Before I take a break for the next two days to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, I wanted to say thank you to you all for your wonderful support. While I was confident we would hit our $20,000 goal, you have pushed this campaign beyond... (Read More)

Closing in on our $40K stretch goal!

November 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
We are currently sitting at $39,211, and expect to pass our $40K stretch goal by the end of today! Here's a summary again of our stretch goals. For a full description, click here to read the stretch goals update. Triple Delay add-on optionI hinted at... (Read More)

We blew past $30K! New graphic update...

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Well, we blew past $30K quick! We currently sit at $33,073. That is an $8500 jump in about 6 hours. That means a new graphic option is now available! While the new graphic is not finished, here's a preview of where we are at so far. The graphic is... (Read More)

The official video demo is now live!

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Here's what you've all been waiting for - the official Klein Bottle demo by Knobs!  A collaboration made in tone heavenWhen I developed the first prototype of the Klein Bottle (seen at bottom left in the video screenshot), I knew exactly what... (Read More)

A glimpse into circuit design at IDEA high school

November 18th - via: kickstarter.com
One of my great privileges is to teach analog audio circuit design at IDEA high school in Tacoma, WA. This week, we visited the recording studio at Tacoma's School of the Arts (SOTA). We explored the tools they use in the studio, including mixers,... (Read More)

Preview clips - the strange side of the Klein Bottle

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Here are some unedited clips from the upcoming demo by Knobs. The final video will explain a bit about how each sound is created, but for now you can enjoy some of the strange sounds the Klein Bottle can make out of your existing pedals. You'll need... (Read More)

New graphic & demo...in progress

November 16th - via: kickstarter.com
As part of VFE Pedals' commitment to education, we have an internship program for high school juniors and seniors to develop and learn real-world skills. Our graphic design intern is currently working on a graphic for the Klein Bottle inspired by the... (Read More)

Stretch Goals!

November 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Now that we have hit our initial $20,000 goal, it's time to talk about stretch goals! Each stretch goal has 4 benefits - one for Klein Bottle backers, one for DIY backers, and two for IDEA high school students. Here's a summary: If we reach... (Read More)

WE DID IT - in just 8 days!

November 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you for your amazing support! We hit our $20,000 in just eight days! With the official demo still several days away, we are ready to push way beyond $20,000. I will share our $25K and $30K stretch goals in an update later this weekend. Down and... (Read More)

First 72 hour update - now the real work begins!

November 5th - via: kickstarter.com
In the first 72 hours, we have raised $12,732 of our $20,000 goal! Now here's where the real work begins. The typical Kickstarter campaign drops off significantly in its new daily backers after day 3, only to pick up again with 3 days left in the... (Read More)

Almost halfway there in just 30 hours!

November 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
 Here's a summary of the video: Fund raising update after just 24 hours Overview of what has been done so far with the Klein Bottle prototypes Reward summary, and how funding will be used from the $1 to $25 levels How the Klein Bottle will help VFE... (Read More)

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