The Canadian Eurorack company Hexinverter Électronique will go out of business in 2023 and releases final batches of some of their modules
We are currently living in strange times. The situation is very difficult if you are a manufacturer of music instruments. This was shown, for example, by the forthcoming closure of the well-known Eurorack company WMD. Now it has caught the next company.
The Canadian Eurorack company Hexinverter Electronics announced today that it will go out of business in 2023. Very sad the news that another developer of high quality modules is leaving the Eurorack world.
Hexinverter Electronics is best known for its drums/percussive module, the Mutant Brain, and the powerful Mindphaser oscillator. Now comes the end. The company headed by Stacy Gaudreau writes this on Facebook
Hi everyone!Today I would like to share with you an important update about Hexinverter’s stock situation and future plans.I think we can all agree that it’s been a weird couple of years on Earth for just about everyone. There has been a great reshuffling of many people’s lives, their professions – and the resources we rely on in our modern world to get things built.The manufacturing world has been very hard hit as a result. Small scale electronics, especially so. It has been incredibly difficult to keep up with demand for our modules, with products falling out of stock for months (and now years) at a time. Unfortunately, the post-pandemic manufacturing climate was the final nail in the coffin for us at Hexinverter. Today we are announcing our intent to close down operations within the next year. I do not have an exact “end date” to share just yet, but I can tell you that it will probably be sometime in 2023.
We are now shipping out a number of modules that have been out of stock for ages, including the Mutant Brain! Be sure to hit up your local dealer or the direct shop if you’ve been waiting on some fresh Mutants for your rack, as these are the final runs of these products that will be built. Once they’re gone, they’re gone! We will begin the long process of closing up shop sometime in the new year once supplies are entirely diminished.
The past decade has been a wild ride for Hexinverter and everyone involved. It blows my mind when I look back at everything we’ve done! Our early days, with all of the DIY projects and later, going all in on riding the eurorack modular wave. Of course we can’t forget all of the cats and squeaky chickens.From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being a patron and believing in our vision! The people we’ve met and relationships we’ve made along the way have been the best part of this entire experience, and I can’t thank you enough for being part of our journey.I’m not sure any of us back in the day saw the eurorack industry growing into what it is today, and I could not be more proud of the little, rubber-chicken-shaped corner we have managed to carve out in its history. It’s been a tonne of fun, and I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have had the privilege of being a part of, and the opportunity to contribute to the world of modular synthesis.So long and thanks for all the chickens!Stacy Gaudreau
What Does It Mean For The Hexinverter Électronique Products?
There will be no more Mindphaser complex oscillators produced. Parts have been unobtanium for them since the first run was in progress. If you got one of the 250 units shipped from the first batch, consider yourself lucky!
We are receiving all of our other inventory in progress (which all components are already secured for) – the Mutant Brain, Hot Glue, Mutant Machine, BD9, Snare, Bassdrum, Galilean Moons, Red Dragon, Hihats, Claps and everything else – and will be actively shipping out to dealers and through our Direct Shop – until supplies are all sold out. If you’ve been holding off, now is the time, because we have very limited numbers of everything left (only double digits of every module).Support efforts will continue on as long as it can, and we will announce a date of its eventual closure in the future, giving a lot of heads up before that happens. The Mutant Brain Surgery configuration webpage will live on in one way or another, along with all the other supporting media (user manuals, etc.) for our products.
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