History / Motivation I got a the Circuit by Novation back in Fall of 2018. I was blown away by… Read more Novation Circuit pad/ui glitch teardown and FIXed !
Here we get right into where movement of electrons carries a representation of sound.
I’m not so concerned with the rose-colored and romantic ideas about the “warmth” and “tone” of analog gear; just trying to repair what works well, and explore what analog circuity does better (as simpler, more robust, or more reliable)…
If the essence/sound of the item is analog media (tape, phonographs, etc) or analog synthesis (VCOs, VCFs, EQs, etc), then it’s here.
Working with drum trigger godfather/innovator Dan Dauz to (try to) improve (one of) his products.
Motivation Since 2005-ish, I’ve had a frustrated love-hate relationship with electronic drum pads. This was even part of the passion… Read more Working with drum trigger godfather/innovator Dan Dauz to (try to) improve (one of) his products.
Repair: input channel on 4-track tape recorder.
Motivation: Philadelphia musician/writer Jon Pfeffer sent me his Tascam 414 for repair when it’s Channel 1 was no longer recording.… Read more Repair: input channel on 4-track tape recorder.
REPAIR: pads and switches on MPC1000 for The PercussioNeuron.
Motivation: As you may know, I plug drum triggers into a MIDI sound module in an elecronic-drum-accessory (to my acoustic… Read more REPAIR: pads and switches on MPC1000 for The PercussioNeuron.
video and insight of “Analogs to Nausea” at Oberlin TalberTronics Festival
TELL: My second live honoraria performance in the TalberTronics Festival at Oberlin College as “Analogs to Nausea,” a live synthesis/sampling re-interpretation… Read more video and insight of “Analogs to Nausea” at Oberlin TalberTronics Festival
Honoraria Performances at the TalberTronics Festival
It was an immense pleasure to head back to my alma mater Oberlin College to attend and perform at the… Read more Honoraria Performances at the TalberTronics Festival
AiPh grad Callum McQueen continues work on custom MIDI controllers
Callum McQueen continues development on his USB/MIDI controller, a project I advised as his Senior Project and support as an Independent Study toward his graduation at AiPh.
REPAIR: Korg MicroKorg, key fix and cleanup
Nick H., the key-bassist from the new project dRAWn, had a key go dead (the black key D#) on his… Read more REPAIR: Korg MicroKorg, key fix and cleanup
Surgery on Rane MQ302s stereo “mojo” EQ
Distinction having a background in live sound, I maintain a relationship with hardware garphic EQs. They are THE TOOL that… Read more Surgery on Rane MQ302s stereo “mojo” EQ
custom PureData suite for improvised computer-music, built for J. Pfeffer
Philadelphia musician and writer Jonathan Pfeffer recruited me to build some tools for custom musical control between his Laptop and… Read more custom PureData suite for improvised computer-music, built for J. Pfeffer