I'm recovering from an extensive sinus surgery and plan to get back to work on Monday. I'm super anxious to get back to work. So much so that I have been working from home designing a PCB for the Trinity channel strip. I'm building another one for LBA Studios and at the same time I'm perfecting the product as I inch closer to an official release. Trinity is by far the longest, most expensive, and most extensive product R&D in the history of LBA. Its been years in the making. The design itself was finalized a few months back. Now I'm at the stage of fine tuning the looks and streamlining the build process to get the price down as far as possible without compromising sound or quality.
Truth be told, Trinity has been on the shelf for most of the past year as I worked to develop an LBA-worthy overdrive pedal. Now that the Thunder Knob is out I feel like its time to get back to my hearts truest desire. Its truly a massive undertaking both financially and mentally to get Trinity from concept to product. But, I'm back on track and determined! I believe it will be my greatest achievement for a long time to come.
The PCB I designed for Trinity during my recovery from surgery is for the onboard power supply, which is rather elaborate. This new onboard supply was developed a few months back. It helps reduce noise, cost, and build time. It takes a 12VDC input and spits out 250v @ 200mA, 250v @ 100mA, 48v @ 250mA, and 6v @ 300mA... all of which are highly regulated for superior low noise operation. I'm planning to build an external power supply unit that will distribute 12VDC to 2 Trinity channels. I'm also thinking about building a larger power supply unit for powering 8 channels.
I'm not sure when Trinity will officially be ready, but I'm not concerned with that either. Its done when its perfect. Its very close to done. I think the next build after this one will be "the one."
About the Author
Mike Congilosi II, Owner/Designer/Electronics Engineer at Lightning Boy Audio and Owner/Audio Engineer/Music Producer at LBA Studios.