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Repeater Update



Hi guys and gals,

    The following is an update from the President of IVL/Electrix on the
progress of Repeater. It will be posted on the site later today, but I
wanted you to hear it first. Warning: you may feel physically ill after
reading it...I know I did, but do realize that we're dedicated to bringing
you the best looping tool possible, and it will have been worth the wait.

    If you need me I'll be hiding under my desk in a fetal position.

Best regards,
Jamie Drouin.


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I want to provide you with an up-to-date status report on release of the
Repeater product.  This has been a difficult project for us.  In order to 
be
able to provide you with a revised delivery date that was accurate and
achievable, we brought together the entire project team as well as the
engineering and project managers for a detailed planning session to:

1. Ensure that all remaining tasks were identified
2. Establish a test plan to ensure no problems after product release
3. Provide a completion date which is realistic.

The release date derived from this session was early June.  I apologize for
the further delay and understand the difficulties this creates for 
everyone.

Please understand that the Repeater is a powerful, fully featured product.
A number of new technologies have been developed for Repeater including
intelligent loop splicing, beat matching, pitch shifting and time 
stretching
and squeezing.  All of these technologies have been completed and are
working well.

Where we ran into unexpected delays was in the integration of these
technologies and achieving seamless operation of the complete system.
Hardware has been produced so the risks associated with production startup
have been overcome.

Other breakthrough products released to the MI market in the past have 
often
encountered similar frustrating delays.  When a major leap forward like 
this
is undertaken, the risk of delays increases.

We are determined that we will not release Repeater until we are confident
that all technical challenges and operating bugs have been fixed.  We know
Repeater is going to be highly successful  we are committed to providing
trouble-free operation out of the box.


Philip Scott
President

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Jamie Drouin
Visual Designer for Electrix
(a division of IVL Technologies Ltd)
6710 Bertram Place, Victoria, BC, V8M 1Z6 Canada

email... jamie@electrixpro.com  fax... 250-544-4102  voice... 250-544-4114