Larix Elektro (LE): Tree. Fictional species of the larch family (Larix Decidua). That's just because it's an iconic tree in LE's birthplace ;-)
LE is dedicated to the manufacture of equipment for music, primarily modules in Eurorack format. But maybe more in the future.
In use, each modular system is different, the final user will use the modules in his own way, connected to modules unexpected by the manufacturer.
And that's the whole point of modular! But the module must be designed with unexpected uses in mind.
To do this, the module must not be limited to a single use, but must remain as open as possible, and go beyond what is a priori planned by the manufacturer.
But also the module must be able to communicate as much as possible with its rack neighbors, i.e. to be able to "understand" what is sent to it, and to send a maximum information to other modules.
More simply: a maximum of parameters controllable by CV, a routing as open as possible, and for the "sequencer" modules, to be able to synchronize (Reset IN) but also to synchronize other modules (End Of Cycle OUT).
And have a wider operating range than what seems necessary for the settings.
Each LE module is designed with these few concepts in mind.
The guy behind LE has been using modular synthesizers for over 25 years. First with an old RSF Kobol Expander (I and II) and an old Elektor Formant (deeply rebuilt), then with its own home-made modules.
He also used the Nord Micro Modular and the G2, virtual modular synths.
Passionate about experimentation and sound research, computer tools such as Puredata and especially MAX/MSP have also been explored in depth.
Each module is the result of this long experience and is designed according to a need that has been identified and tested, thus guaranteeing the relevance of the module.
Notes about the use of the modules
The modules were tested inserted into a metal case, with a power supply to deliver appropriate voltages as well as enough current to make it work properly.
The use of this module in a poorly insulated box can generate or be disturbed by electromagnetic interference.
Similarly, a poor quality or poorly sized power supply may damage the module or cause it to function incorrectly.
In these cases, the module itself cannot be held liable for any damage caused.
The module is protected against a reversal of the power cable, but can be damaged if the voltage is really too high.
If you are not comfortable with the problems of electricity, call a competent person to help you in the installation of the module.
Use only 3.5mm mini-jack MONO cables. And only connect Eurorack-compatible modules to each other as input and output.
Any signal from a source that is not compatible with Eurorack modules can potentially damage the module.
Similarly, LE modules cannot be held liable for damage to non-Eurorack compatible hardware if this one has been connected to an LE module.
That's it for the official part, but don't panic!
Tests have been done with commercial equipment in different configurations, and so far there have never been any problems.
It is still better to have a well-insulated box because parasites can be added to the signal of the modules.
If you are not familiar with electronics, prefer commercial boxes. This is especially true for power supplies: a poorly designed power supply can damage the modules.
To avoid various problems, electromagnetic, but not only, complete the empty spaces with blind front panels (Blank panels).
LE try to respect the environment as much as possible. The standards require the use of non-polluting materials (RoHS) and that's a good idea! The packaging has been reduced to a minimum to save raw material, and remove plastic as much as possible.
It is also for this reason that you will not find stickers or other goodies in the box!
Potentially fragile modules are wrapped in antistatic bubble wrap (plastic !).
For your part, if the module has reached the end of its life (hopefully: which will be long...), do not throw it anywhere: it can be recycled. Refer to existing options near you, such as appliance collections.
To be simple:
Here at LARIX-ELEKTRO, we do not keep, or share any information from you.
Only during sales process, of course.
Our business is only making synthesizers modules, as good as possible, and nothing else!
We don't have any database of our visitors or consumers.
We don't have newsletters. If you want to stay informed, simply check our Youtube chanel:
Now The official text:
Your privacy is important to us.
We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you (during the sales process only).
We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law.
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.
Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.
This policy is effective as of 1 April 2023.
Terms of Sales:
To be simple:
1- The process: (summary of the explanation of the Dealer-Buy chapter)
Because the compagny is very new and we have only a small products rang, all is done by email:
Choose your modules, you payment methode, and send us an email.
Then we will answer you with a price.
Of course, we will follow the price indicated on our website. And we will includ the shipping cost.
The email will contain a link to make the payment.
When payment is accepted by the bank, I will send the package, and inform you by email.
And that's it !
See This link (BUY)
for more details.
WARNING : for some countries, you may have to pay extra taxes: this is in your side.
2- errors, problems ?
For any question, or any issues, please contact us. For sure there is a way to find a solution !
All is as usual: 2 years warranty, 14 day free return (but Shipping costs is for you).
Now the official texts:
The general conditions of sale described below detail the rights and obligations of LARIX-ELEKTRO
and its customer in connection with the sale of all goods presented on this site.
Any service performed by LARIX-ELEKTRO
therefore implies the buyer's unreserved acceptance of these general conditions of sale.
The prices of the goods sold are those in force on the day of the order. They are denominated in euros and calculated net LARIX-ELEKTRO
being exempt from VAT (according to Article 293-B of the CGI). Consequently, they will be increased by the transport costs applicable on the day of the order.
reserves the right to modify its prices at any time. However, he undertakes to invoice the goods ordered at the prices indicated when registering the order.
3- Discounts and rebates
The proposed rates include rebates and rebates that LARIX-ELEKTRO would have to grant under conditions.
No discount will be granted in case of early payment.
5- Terms of payment
The payment of orders is made:
- by PayPal
When registering the order, the buyer will have to pay the full amount of the invoice, which will trigger the shipment of the goods.
6- Retention of title clause
retains ownership of the goods sold until full payment of the price, in principal and accessories. As such, if the buyer is the subject of a receivership or liquidation, LARIX-ELEKTRO
reserves the right to claim, in the context of the insolvency proceedings, the goods sold and remained unpaid.
Delivery is made to the place indicated by the buyer during the payment phase.
The service provider generally used is the company "La Poste" (or service providers depending on the country), with tracking number*. If you want another means of delivery, do not hesitate to contact us. The rates offered by LARIX-ELEKTRO
include packaging and shipping.
The total price indicated on the order form includes shipping costs.
The delivery time indicated when registering the order is given for information purposes only and is in no way guaranteed.
Consequently, any reasonable delay in the delivery of the products will not give rise to the benefit of the buyer to:
- the award of damages;
- cancellation of the order.
- The risk of transport is supproted in full by the buyer.
In case of missing or damaged goods during transport, the buyer must make all necessary reservations on the order form upon receipt of the said goods. These reservations must also be confirmed in writing within five days of delivery, by registered mail of receipt.
The international shipping charges are available under shipping. Additional customs duties and charges for deliveries to countries outside the EU (third countries) shall be borne by the customer.
8- Force majeure
The responsibility of LARIX-ELEKTRO
can not be implemented if the non-execution or delay in the execution of one of its obligations described in these general conditions of sale results from a case of force majeure. As such, force majeure means any external, unforeseeable and irresistible event within the meaning of Article 1148 of the Civil Code.
9- Tribunal compétent
Any dispute relating to the interpretation and execution of these general conditions of sale is subject to French law.
In the absence of an amicable resolution, the dispute will be brought before the Commercial Court of Annecy.
The general structure of the Website www.larix-elektro.com, as well as text, graphics, images, sounds and videos hosted on it, are protected by intellectual property rights which society LARIX-ELEKTRO or its partners own. Any representation and/or reproduction and/or partial or total use of this site or its components, by any means whatsoever without the prior written consent of the company LARIX-ELEKTRO is strictly prohibited.
All products are covered by a 2-year warranty, as per EU Warranty Law.
Warranty does not cover any failures caused by the user as (but not limited to): using an improper power supply, mishandling of the device, exposition to extreme temperature/moisture/dust levels.
Warranty covers the shipping fee to ship the replacement/repaired device to the user. Once the device has been returned to us, we’ll give an estimate of the time needed to replace/repair it.
All products can be returned within 14 days after the delivery, as per EU Right of Withdrawal.
(articles L.121-20 and following of the French Code of consumption)
For any returns, you have to contact us first.
Shipping costs are covered by the user.
Products and packaging must be in perfect condition.
- Entreprise individuelle.
RCS : ANNECY 802 790 907
SIRET : 802 790 907 00025
Non assugeti à la TVA.
Mailing address : LARIX-ELEKTRO, 103 route des Carasses 74330 LA BALME DE SILLINGY - FRANCE
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