„Are you shipping these days?“ – YES!

I was hesitating for a while to post something regarding the current situation we are all facing. Yes, there are more important things to do than thinking of „Eurorack” in a crisis like this. Beloved people, family, and friends first! Then looking after people that might be in the need for help.

Am I in the need for help? A clear NO. Not yet. Things are going quite normal, absolutely no need to complain. I am German, and from Berlin – we are masters in complaining.

So, why a post then?

Simply because I read it from your mails, „are you shipping these days?“. And I think it is the right time to tell you, yes, I still do. I keep the business up and running. No restrictions so far, besides from no pick-up in the workshop for the local peeps. Of course I noticed a decline in the number of orders, and I was taking it as a consequence of the current situation. Usually this time of the year is quite busy. But if there is an uncertainty if the business continues I have to react.

I was also wondering what I can do that could be of any help? In Germany we are in a quite comfortable position. The government has set up plans to reduce the impact of the lockdown. Yes, not everyone is in the focus but overall it feels „okay”. I am aware that if you go more detailed it might not be the case. But there is a group of people that is completely out of focus since the past few weeks: Refugees at the borders of south-east Europe. This is why I decided to donate to “Ärzte ohne Grenzen“, which is the German division “Médecins Sans Frontières“. What does „donate“ mean? Once my monthly costs (workshop), and the material (and additional costs for boxes etc.) are covered I will donate 10% of each order above the break-even. This will not be a huge amount, but it will be some money that will help. Yes, this is a matter of trust, but over the last seven years many of you trusted me when ordering my products, why not now?

By the way, probably you haven’t noticed, the new frame format is available, 28% less weight and aluminium. For black frames even with a significant price drop. Just request the price list.

new frame format, 28% less weight and aluminium, black and silver
Clicks & Clocks new frame format, 28% less weight and aluminium, black and silver

One more thing, my courier (DHL/Deutsche Post) told me that they work pretty normal, but they depend on the national postal services when shipping international. So far there are only three relevant restrictions that have been announced.

  1. The French post “La Poste“ is currently not handling packages with one side exceeding 60 cm. That means I cannot ship sizes over 104HP to France with my courier.
  2. Shipping to Canada is not possible at the moment.
  3. For the USA an extra fee of 16 EUR for each shipment will apply due to reduced capacities on international flights.

I can use a different courier which may result in higher shipping cost. Please ask.

That’s it for now.
Keep you heads up, stay safe, at home and healthy.
Stefan/Clicks and Clocks

New: 2HP Passive Multiple

Expandable Multiple, 2 x 4 or 1 x 8 Sockets – Black or silver, ready to use or as DIY kit

The 2HP wide passive multiple can be used for audio signals as well as for control voltages/CV. It has two modes, 2 by 4 (dual) or 1 by 8 (single) sockets. Easily selectable with a toggle switch. The module can be ordered with silver or black anodised front panel.

Clicks and Clocks 2HP Expandable Passive Multiple
Clicks and Clocks, 2HP Expandable Passive Multiple, switchable from 2 x 4 sockets to 1 by 8 sockets

The DIY kit is easy to assemble even for beginners. Just the direction of the toggle switch has to be checked before. The sockets can only be inserted in one direction. The front panel has to be mounted carefully, so it doesn‘t bend. When mounted it is stable because of the overall construction of the module with the PCB. The slotted nuts of the sockets can be tighten up with the fingers or a screwdriver that fits in.

2HP Expandable Passive Multiple DIY kit
Clicks and Clocks, 2HP Expandable Passive Multiple, DIY kit

I still do

It’s been a long time without postings here. But as the title suggests, I am still doing my business.

As there were some requests for side panels in the 1U Intellijel format – here they are. They are not yet listed in the current price list but the prices are similar to the 3U side panels. Frames are also available in the standard sizes. Just ask.

Clicks & Clocks 1U Intellijel format side panel
Clicks and Clocks 1U Intellijel format side panels

Another busy year ends

Not many posts this year, not many news. But a lot of work. You kept me busy throughout 2016.

Since August I have rented this small Souterrain (basement) and moved in with all my workshop. As I am doing most of my business online, it is more a workshop, than a shop. But of course you can come around and check out all my Eurorack DIY parts and have chat.
I usually open on appointment, if I am not there anyhow. As I am doing most of my orders on demand, it doesn’t make sense to come around to just buy something. Just request the price list and an offer before visiting.

For the next two weeks I will recharge my batteries for 2017. I will respond to mails and send price lists and offers, but not ship any orders.

Enjoy the holiday season and if you celebrate, a peaceful Christmas and a smooth start of 2017.

Clicks & Clocks Workshop/Shop inside view
Clicks & Clocks Shop/Workshop inside view

Thank You!

The year is almost over and I need some time to rest and charge the batteries for the next year to come.

That’s why I will only take few orders during the next days and then shut down till around mid January.
I wish you all a peaceful ending of the year. If you celebrate it, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. Thanks to all my customers for making this year even better than the last. I continue serving you next year. Cheers Stefan

Some shots from this weeks concert from Kraftwerk in Leipzig.

Kraftwerk performing Die Roboter during the 3D tour in Leipzig 8.12.2015
Kraftwerk in Leipzig, Die Roboter