UPDATE SEPT 2022:
A few months ago I was getting fairly close to catching up with the waiting list, but various worldwide parts shortages eventually forced me to stop selling Planetarium 2s.
Fortunately I did see this coming and have now managed to redesign the circuit to get around the parts shortages with no adverse effect on the sound. The Planetarium 3 is on sale now (first few batches have already shipped). It doesn't really add any new features other than those already added in the Planetarium 2, but at least means I can start building pedals again! There's a full list of changes at the bottom of this page.
I am continuing to work through the existing waiting list and hope to catch up by the end of the year. If you would like to be added to the list for the Planetarium 3, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I don't have a robot manning this email address, so you probably won't hear from me until your number comes up, but when it does I'll send you an email and see if you still want to buy one. If you need to wait until payday or something, that's cool. I'm a reasonable person and I'm sure we can work it out. If you don't want to buy one I'll just move on to the next person on the list and so on.
The Planetarium 3 is available now for £329 +VAT.
Here's a full list of the changes I did make:
• Various minor tweaks to the circuit. The effects circuitry remains mostly unchanged but I’ve made some small improvements to the way the input trim, mix controls and bypass switching work. You can still get all the same sounds as the Planetarium 2, but mix knobs etc might need to be set in different positions than you are used to if you’ve used the Planetarium 2 before.
• The echo mix control can now go to 100% wet, which is useful if you are using it on an FX send from a desk etc.
• I’ve increased the amount of filtering on the power supply, at the expense of a slightly reduced maximum output level. It can still get to almost 10v p-p, which is way more than you would be likely to need in most sane situations.
• I’m now making the ends from bamboo rather than oak or walnut. I had problems with the oak ends warping while sat on my shelf and also I don’t feel it’s really necessary to cut down ancient hardwoods when other good alternatives exist. Bamboo is way more sustainable and the ends look great (probably better than they did tbh).
• I’ve changed the LED colours. They are now white, blue and pink to match the knobs.
• A welcome side effect of the circuit changes is that the current consumption of the pedal is reduced quite a lot (now around 185mA max).