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Here's what's happening:

First off, if you haven't seen the new video I just released, please go to the Video page and check it out.

Now, about the survey I put out, asking how much you'd be willing to pay for a fully-functional ScrubBoard: It looks like the sweet spot for most of you is between $300 and $600. It remains to be seen whether that price range will be feasible, but for now, I've decided to focus on making a feature-reduced version of the ScrubBoard that can be manufactured relatively cheaply. This version won't be able to record on its own, and won't have a motorized transport, but it will be super simple to use and will be able to scratch any cassette tape without damaging it.

I'm currently working on the prototype for my "ScrubBoard Junior" and I do have a partner who is going to help me with the manufacturing end. I have had some trouble sourcing parts, which is why this has been taking so long, but I feel like the end is in sight now, and I still expect to be able to unveil the prototype before the end of the year. And then it's on to Kickstarter!

The other ScrubBoard-related thing I've been wanting to do for ages is to put together an actual live performance with it, and I'm glad to say that I've made some progress there as well. My latest video is the first song in a live set I'm putting together that features all my musical inventions. It's a two-part vocal arrangement of "Brass Monkey" by the Beastie Boys, and of course it involves me grabbing the audio signal from the vocalists and doing lots of real-time manipulations. I'm not ready to start doing live shows just yet, but until then, I hope you'll check out the video of this performance that we shot in the studio at Universal Audio.

Anyway, if you want to be among the first to know when I start crowdfunding the ScrubBoard Junior, be sure to follow me on Kickstarter. And of course, for updates on everything ScrubBoard-related, please sign up for the newsletter, and follow the ScrubBoard's Facebook page.

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