STEIN FX

STEIN FX Founded 2002. Manufacturer of custom sound and Lighting FX for film, theatre, theme parks, fairground rides & model villages. Prop CD Schieferstein.

Trading as Stein Electronics UK, "It is not just about just hearing a sound – it is about the PERCEPTION of sound" We can supply to customers specification: *Sound announcement systems and Sound FX *Custom audio gear for stage. *Animatronic controls for puppetry, *Misc controls to interface with: Strobes, lighting, fog machines, pneumatic controls etc, *Controls for funfair rides, shooting galleries etc. *PIR activation, *Point of sale talking model shop displays (in association with our partners FCH Animations).

Operating as usual

Recording old slot machines for a customer soundscape.
26/10/2020

Recording old slot machines for a customer soundscape.

22/05/2020
30/03/2020

Stein FX will not be taking any job requests until June 1st, in view of the current Coronavirus situation, and to protect the NHS and that.

A "last chance" recovery technique we use to rescue PCB's which have been exposed to corrosion. This is only effective i...
07/05/2019

A "last chance" recovery technique we use to rescue PCB's which have been exposed to corrosion.
This is only effective if:
1) Both sides of the PCB are accessible
2) The corrosion hasn't depleted the copper substrate
3) The board was not powered to the extent that it has already caused catastrophic component failure e.g. in the case of SMD devices.

A "last chance" recovery technique we use to rescue PCB's which have been exposed to corrosion.
This is only effective if:
1) Both sides of the PCB are accessible
2) The corrosion hasn't depleted the copper substrate
3) The board was not powered to the extent that it has already caused catastrophic component failure e.g. in the case of SMD devices.

New logo and tagline using subtle Floyd-ism to highlight the company's growing repertoire of bespoke control systems. Bl...
26/09/2018

New logo and tagline using subtle Floyd-ism to highlight the company's growing repertoire of bespoke control systems. Bling or wot?

Spanning approx 20 years
26/09/2018

Spanning approx 20 years

Spanning approx 20 years

Waterproof "duration" timer/indicator for trampoline rides etc.
08/08/2018

Waterproof "duration" timer/indicator for trampoline rides etc.

Now, I must sleep 😴
08/07/2018

Now, I must sleep 😴

Stein FX just received a repeat order for 10 announcement units for a boating lake.
03/03/2018

Stein FX just received a repeat order for 10 announcement units for a boating lake.

One of a batch of ten weatherproof "in-boat" voice announcement systems built for a boating lake. (External view).

30/08/2017

About the “Humanised Mimic” effect:

"STEIN FX developed a unique animatronic control system which differs from most traditional methods used in animatronics.Other systems use a motor to follow the peaks of a spoken audio track and which usually results in the inaccurate representation of speech, followed by the “robotic” sound of a motor operating.
The STEIN system however uses a custom produced servo control sequence which not only mimics the jaw movements of real human phonetics but is also synchronised to the speech in real-time so that there is no “robotic” mechanical lag. As a result the sound of the servo motor is cancelled out. The effect this produces can be quite stunning.

28/08/2017

STEIN FX Blog - 27/8/17 The "Re-animator" story.

19/07/2017

Universal motor/linkage kit now available for puppets/talking model builders to complement the Re-animator III speech mimic system. Prices on request.

"Audiobook" to accompany a model village attraction.Produced and directed by Carlos Stein copyright 2017.Features the vo...
16/04/2017
On-site audiobook - [Merrivale Model Village]

"Audiobook" to accompany a model village attraction.
Produced and directed by Carlos Stein copyright 2017.

Features the voices of: Ruthie Coles as reporter "Lucy Sayalot", Xara Schieferstein as newsreader "Jo King" and Carlos Stein as the media spin-doctor.

"Audiobook" to accompany a model village attraction. Produced and directed by Carlos Stein copyright 2017. Features the voices of: Ruthie Coles as reporter "Lucy Sayalot", Xara Schieferstein as news

12/03/2017

What ARE you playing at Carl? You learned about the effects of ground loop noise in the bleedin classroom in first year - and now 24 years on, you have basically incorporated a flaw into one of your OWN designs - then wasted a whole day farting around trying to find it. Total f**kin nob! Now tidy up that mess, get that bloody thing back together, and send it to the customer pronto!

01/01/2017

Happy new year from STEIN FX to customers old and new!

Spanning approx 20 years
23/08/2016

Spanning approx 20 years

Spanning approx 20 years

17/03/2016

Stein FX has just taken another order for 10 boat sound effects units for a theme park.

10/08/2015
Hotel of Terror, Fun Fair, Victoria Park Ashford. 12th July 2014.

STEIN Electronics supplied the sounds and control systems for the effects on this ride. The Vincent Price voice is linked to an animatronic talking mechanism in one of the skulls - it's a shame this isn't shown in the video. All of the other character voices were recorded by myself and Neil Cooper. You can also just catch a glimpse of the zombie which was styled by Tom Cleaver. I should add that the has now changed ownership and it should be due for a refurbishment in the summer.

Join me on a walk through this very scary attraction at the Fun Fair in Victoria Park Ashford on Saturday 12th July 2014.

See the "NEXT EFFECTS" Simple Sample Player being used to trigger samples for a looper and live effects during this Lord...
27/04/2015
Last Band Standing » Leicestershire TV

See the "NEXT EFFECTS" Simple Sample Player being used to trigger samples for a looper and live effects during this Lord of Loops performance: http://leics.tv/channel/live-campaigns/last-band-standing/playlist/carlos-stein-audition/

Could you be the last band standing? Bands to compete for headlining slots at 7 Summer Night Race events at Leicester Racecourse. Bands go head to head to secure a headline act spot at one of 7 summer evening race meetings recorded live by Leicestershire TV. The winners are then decided by you, who…

A mobile display to demonstrate some possibilities of the Stein FX Gen3 Re-Animator puppetry control system.A "talking s...
06/04/2015
Steampunk Skully - Re-Animator System Demo

A mobile display to demonstrate some possibilities of the Stein FX Gen3 Re-Animator puppetry control system.

A "talking skull" feature can be supplied as a fully automated stand-alone unit, complete with a speech servo, perfectly aligned to a custom soundtrack with speakers, amps and control gear.

We can also supply:
*Sound announcement systems and Sound FX
*Servo controls for puppetry,
*Misc controls to interface with: Strobes, lighting, fog machines, pneumatic controls etc,
*Controls for funfair rides, shooting galleries etc.
*PIR activation,
*Point of sale talking model shop displays (in association with our partners - FCH Animations).

A demonstration of the Stein FX Gen3 Re-Animator puppetry control system. See us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/steinfx

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01/04/2015

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Testing an amp with an oscillator and dummy speaker load: How else do you think we find faults which only happen at (at least) half volume, without annoying anyone or damaging our hearing, eh, you what??

Testing an amp with an oscillator and dummy speaker load: How else do you think we find faults which only happen at (at ...
01/04/2015

Testing an amp with an oscillator and dummy speaker load: How else do you think we find faults which only happen at (at least) half volume, without annoying anyone or damaging our hearing, eh, you what??

03/02/2015
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Stein Animation Controllers in action:

Talking Animation by FHC Enterprises Ltd

28/01/2015

I'm just doing a quotation to supply audio FX players to a lifeboat charity in Norfolk....

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STEIN FX

STEIN FX was formed from the STEIN Electronics company established in 2002, supplying bespoke announcement systems for commercial fairground operators. Since then the fairground side has evolved to provide sound, lighting, animatronics, and interactive controls for a variety of stage, entertainment and themed ride applications. Systems can be individually tailored for specific requirements, for instance when re-fitting an existing ride with newer, reliable technology.

The company products are robust and engineered to last, indoors or outdoors.

* We supply bespoke electronic controls to a variety of industries. * Microcontroller logic for sequence timers, sensors, detectors etc. * Industrial grade SSR or relay outputs for motors, solenoids, etc. * Retrofit sounds, scoreboards and controls for vintage games. * Custom audio gear for stage, funfair rides, shooting galleries etc. * Controls and sound effects for model villages and museum displays. * Animatronic Talking Models (with our partners at FCH Animations).

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