ENNER is a body-patching synth. It means that some weak current flows through your body. The voltage applied on the pads does not exceed 12 volts and is absolutely safe for humans and animals. It is just slightly more than the voltage in the PP3, E-Block battery that’s typically used in children’s toys. For the majority of people, it doesn’t cause any sensations in their fingers, except for some subtle ones that may happen in some patches. We consider these sensations to be a normal side effect, just like playing guitar can cause calluses on your fingertips. However, some people can be more sensitive to electricity and may experience unpleasant sensations while playing ENNER. Please note that we don’t accept the experiences of sensitive users as a case of faulty hardware or warranty case. If you are one of the exceptionally sensitive people out there, perhaps a body-patching synth is not a good choice for you. Please consider this when making your decision about purchase. Also, if you have a cardiostimulator or similar medical device installed in your body, please consult with your doctor before buying and using ENNER!
- ENNER uses pots shafts as additional contacts for patching. This is not a standard usage of pot construction and is designed without a guarantee of constant and good contact between pot shaft and pot body where the signal is connected. So during the rotation of the pots some crackles may happen once in a while if you use the pot as a sound output at the same time. As this function is experimental we don’t accept the presence of such crackles as a reason to consider your unit faulty and open a warranty case. Also, several turns of the pot back and forth usually makes the contact good again. Bottomline, this is an experimental function and an unusual usage of pot construction, so we hope for your understanding when it comes to the pots’ performance and the unique functionality our innovative approach offers.
- ENNER uses a PCB as the top panel. The PCBs are produced in an electronics factory using standard production procedures. Due to this, the PCBs may have minor scratches and marks inherent to the manufacturing process. Such small defects will be almost invisible in most cases without a close inspection and will not be accepted as a reason for return or exchange of the product! Obviously, we discard all seriously damaged or defective PCBs and don’t use them for Enner.
- As all audio signals in ENNER flow through your body, some weak hum and interferences are always present in the audio output even with a good grounding. However, if the grounding is done properly this hum will not be audible in a real performance (you can check its level in this video). Such a weak hum that you can hear touching ENNER inputs doesn’t mean that your unit is faulty and is not a case for warranty repair or replacement.
What’s in the kit
2. 12V center plus PSU
3. Several rubber bands
ENNER will be available in two colours: black and red. Please see the pictures on the top of the DESCRIPTION page.
As ENNER is also an electro-acoustic instrument it has several points for attaching things that can make sound. Something nice and cheap that works fine here is a normal rubber band for banknotes that you can get in any stationary shop.