Effective 15 September 2018, OktavaMod / Michael Joly Engineering ceased all mic modification service and new mic sales.
Effective 30 June 2019, OktavaMod / Michael Joly Engineering ceased all repair services on modified microphones and no longer responds to inquiries about microphones and microphone modification services.
Backstory from Michael Joly ––
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be of service to you.
The past 13+ years have been very rewarding for me. I've loved serving nearly 20,000 clients the old fashioned way -- by speaking with almost all of them through multiple emails (and 10x as many folks who were just inquiring or seeking information). Our small team of dedicated mic techs and customer support folks delivered high performance / high value mic mods with a customer experience that many people said was second to none.
The past 3 years of my life have been a period of intense personal and professional change. In late 2013 the demand for OktavaMod / Michael Joly Engineering mic modification services and new mod’d mics began to decline. The emergence of DIY mic mod solutions and better quality, lower cost new mics from China continuously chipped away at my top line revenue and bottom line profits. After seeing 7 years of growth at OktavaMod / MJE, revenues and profits declined steadily until I closed business operations in September 2018.
In 2016, when I was convinced that demand for my mic mod services and new mod’d mics was in permanent decline, I began return focus to a research area of interest I first explored 30 years ago –– the intersection of sound and consciousness.
As a result of this research, in January of 2018 my new company, Hear Now Systems, Inc. launched a new consumer mindfulness meditation product on Amazon called N.O.W. Tone Therapy System. In September 2018 I took a leap of faith, shut down my mic business and dedicated myself exclusively to establishing my new company.
Thank you again for your years of support and encouraging words.