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Ovnifx Smoothie Back in Stock!

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Ross McLochness, Nov 2, 2015.


  1. Ross McLochness

    Ross McLochness Living Room Bassist Extraordinaire Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2013
    Eden Prairie, MN
    I was just perusing Ovnilabs and noticed The Smoothie is back in stock.
    If your looking for an amazing compression pedal you won't be disappointed.
     
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  2. mark286

    mark286 Proud to be a Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2009
    Central New Jersey
    Thanks for the heads up Ross. I just placed my order!!!
     
  3. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Belfast, UK
    I love mine!
     
  4. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    In case anyone wonders, this batch is the same as the last batch. I've mentioned some changes we're making to the circuit design, but that's going to be in the next round, and won't be ready for several months. :)
     
  5. Timmy-Watts

    Timmy-Watts Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Can you elaborate on the circuit design changes? And what that means functionally for us?

    I LOVE my smoothie!
     
  6. boomertech

    boomertech Frank Appleton Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 8, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Designer/Owner of FEA Labs
    Will this be the last batch with the OTA design? If so, then this will be a collectable soon!

    -Frank
     
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  7. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Yes, the OTA chip we were using is now discontinued, so rather than hunting for inventory around the world, or using a less ideal chip, we are going to scrap the OTA and go optical.

    We have two definite design goals:
    --Make it sound and act just like the existing model.
    --Give it a better input level control.

    One person has asked for separate attack and release time controls, but I'm not sure I want to sacrifice the tone knob, or use a stacked pot (expensive and maybe fragile) for that. Definitely open to requests and feedback though. :)
     
  8. red_rhino

    red_rhino Gold Supporting Member

    FWIW, I really like the current control arrangement, and it's one of the reasons, (in addition to the great tone), that I bought it. I love tweaking knobs as much as anyone, but in a live application when switching between basses or adjusting for a different sound on a given tune, it's nice to be able to dial in what I want quickly without worrying about whether I have 1ms too much or too little of attack or release. Get it done, and get going; because the band leader rarely give me enough time to change basses, let alone my compressor settings. (Oh yeah, the Tone knob rules too.)
     
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  9. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    I love the Smoothie--I think everybody would dig it, but it's especially great for people like me who have sort of a remedial understanding of compression and need to make quick, effective changes on the fly on a dark stage. Having the attack and release on one knob and the ratio and threshold on another really makes it a breeze. Add in the tone and wet/dry controls...man, don't change a thing!
     
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  10. Mr. Majestic

    Mr. Majestic Majestic Wood Supply Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    From Louisiana/In Arkansas
    Majestic Swamp Ash
    I just ordered my first Ovnifx Smoothie....I've been through quite a few comps, but I'm truly excited about finally getting this particular compressor!
     
  11. Ross McLochness

    Ross McLochness Living Room Bassist Extraordinaire Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2013
    Eden Prairie, MN
    Agreed. Its pretty much idiot proof and I say that as a full fledged idiot :)
     
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  12. Mosfed

    Mosfed

    Apr 21, 2013
    Chamonix Mont-Blanc
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    Now that I hear you are going to change it, it makes me want the one in the Epilepsy auction even more!!!!

    Thanks again for donating that. It's been a popular item.
     
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  13. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Anybody have a Smoothie they'd consider selling me? I'd like to try one.
     
  14. boomertech

    boomertech Frank Appleton Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 8, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    Designer/Owner of FEA Labs
    The new batch of the Smoothie that's coming soon will be an optical design.

    -Frank
     
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  15. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Yes, that's what I hear. Maybe somebody planning to get the new version would be willing to sell me their old one.
     
  16. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
     
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  17. lavaman67

    lavaman67 Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2006
    Ypsilanti, MI
    Picked up mine! Can't wait for it to arrive!
     
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  18. scubaduba

    scubaduba Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Suave and tough? Does the tough version respond with a faster attack than the suave version or am I misinterpretting. I like slow attack to let my initial attack through before being compressed. Please advise.
     
  19. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    It's a bit hard to describe. That's the main thing that held me up from listing them for sale over the last few days--trying to figure out the most accurate and useful way to describe the difference. Your interpretation is pretty close: the tough version responds faster, and stronger, which works faster to knock down the note attack, when both pedals are set to the same settings. But both versions have a wide-ranging attack control, so the tough one will also let initial peaks though as you wish. The suave one is a bit more transparent in its action, the tough one a bit more rubbery.
     
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  20. saidm

    saidm

    Nov 2, 2016
    Just ordered the tough one :)
     
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