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ChiralityAudio Mesh Patchbay

Mesh

Mesh is a passive tabletop patchbay: 16 stereo channels with 16 non-normal patchpoint connections in a super sturdy steel enclosure.

This campaign will end on:

January, 8th 2021 - 23:59 UTC

ChiralityAudio Mesh Patchbay
ChiralityAudio Mesh Patchbay

What is Mesh?

Mesh is a passive tabletop patchbay: 16 stereo channels with 16 non-normal patchpoint connections in a super sturdy steel enclosure. You can use Mesh to simply route your machines to your FX pedals or to quickly and effectively rearrange and experiment with the order of your FX chain and/or devices, leaving infinite space to your creativity and sound exploration!

It’s a passive design, so you don’t have to worry about power supplies and you can route whichever signal you want, as long as you guarantee source and destination are compatible! We opted for a rectangular format trying to keep user operations highly ergonomic yet in a as compact as possible enclosure.

Like all our products, Mesh front panel features one of our signature generative art designs. It means that we did not draw it. We created a small system with some simple rules and a few hundred particles, and left it evolve and regenerate itself until we got something we liked. Absolutely unnecessary. Hauntingly fascinating! In Mesh the trajectory of the particles illustrates the connection between the I/O jacks on the side and the patch point jacks on the top.

Specifications

Passive patchbay
In/Out connections: 16x 6.35mm (¼ jack), on sides
Insert points (non-normal): 16x 3.5mm (⅛ jack), on top
Steel rectangular enclosure, satin black finish
Dimensions: 188 x 137 x 53 mm (WxDxH) — including jacks nuts

Why we need your help

Our plan is to launch Mesh as a limited production run! Pre-ordering your Mesh now will help us reach the minimum order quantity requested by the enclosure manufacturer for drilling customization and proceed to manufacture the product.

Mesh enclosure will be factory drilled and will feature a professional high quality printing on top (the same printing method we use for our current products), while PCB and final product assembly will be handmade with love and painstaking care by us. As always, we only use high quality materials for our products: Mesh will be built with high quality Neutrik 6.35mm jacks for Input/Output connections and genuine Cliff Electronic 3.5mm jacks for insert points connections. That’s how we do it!

We have everything ready to move to the production stage, so if we’re going to reach the goal we will start the production as soon as this campaign ends! We will do our best to meet the estimated lead time however please be aware that due to the Covid-19 situation our suppliers may have some delays, and lead time may be subject to variations. Should this unfortunately happen, we guarantee we’ll keep you up to date.

Please note that the units shown in the pictures and in Hainbach’s videos are prototype units drilled by hand, that’s why there are some inconsistencies over the holes alignment. Final product will be factory drilled, so everything will look tidy and professional! 🙂

Campaign Timeline

1

November 8th 2020

We take pre-orders and get ready for production. No payments are collected at this stage.

2

January 8th 2021

If we reach the minimum order quantity, we collect the payment and start production.

3

April 30th 2021

We get in touch to confirm your address and ship the unit. It's time to patch!

Some history behind the project

Mesh was actually born years ago in our lab as a “no name” personal project for Nico, without the intention to release it as a public product at that time. Recently we were chatting with the electronic music composer and performer Hainbach and told him about Mesh. Since he showed interest toward this product we decided to pull the project off the shelf, give it our signature generative art design – which in Mesh also indicates the signal flow – and built a prototype to send over to him!

During the past months we received positive reactions on social media, and emails asking about Mesh… Hence the idea of this pre-order campaign that will help us plan for a batch build without too many unknowns (especially helpful during this pandemic!).

We’re also working on adding new effects to our products pipeline, so be sure to follow us on social media to stay tuned!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of Mesh?

Price is EUR 130 VAT excluded (EUR 160 VAT included within the EU) + shipping fees.

When will I get my Mesh?

Estimated delivery time is April 2021. Please be aware that due to the Covid-19 situation our suppliers may have some delays, and lead times may be subject to variations. Should this unfortunately happen, we guarantee we’ll keep you up to date.

When do I pay for the order?

You will be charged at the end of this campaign, and only in case we move to manufacturing Mesh.

What if you do not reach your target?

You will receive an email confirming your order has been cancelled and the pre-authorization for the payment has been removed.

Can I cancel my pre-order?

You can cancel your pre-order at any time before this campaign ends on January 8th 2021, however, once the campaign ends this will no longer be possible as we will have moved to the production stage.

Can I return my unit?

Be aware that due to the nature of this campaign we cannot accept returns, so please be sure you want Mesh before committing your pre-order 🙂

How will I know the status of this campaign?

We will add your email address to a mailing list which will only exist throughout this campaign. We will not use your email address for any other purpose than communicating with you about this project. We plan on sending out the following updates throughout the campaign:

  • Pre-order confirmation
  • End of campaign status (whether we reached our target or not)
  • One or two updates about the production status. This is to show you where we’re at and whether we’re on track to deliver
  • Notification of any event which might impact the delivery date
  • A final notification once units are ready to ship. At this stage we will request you to confirm the shipping address, as we understand people might have moved by the time Mesh is ready.
Why didn’t you use <popular crowdfunding platform>?

Crowdfunding platforms charge substantial fees which would be eating up our already thin margins. We wanted to keep this intimate and simple.

Thanks for your support! :heart:

  • TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • MANUAL

  • Power requirements: none, fully passive design
  • I/O connections: 16x 6.35mm (1/4") jacks, on sides
  • Insert points: 16x non-normal 3.5 mm (1/8") jacks, on top
  • Enclosure: steel rectangular, satin black finish
  • Dimensions: 188 x 137 x 53 mm (WxDxH) - including jack nuts