Akai MPC 1000: a compact flagship This became my (first) serious relationship with a piece of gear, bringing new levels… Read more GEAR : Akai “MPC1000”
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 !
A SoCal performer/comedian shows me his a kit somewhere between overkill and engineering marvel.
Motivation The more I use and study MIDI (usually in that order), the more I enjoy it. A decade or… Read more exciting progress and prototype- demos of MIDI gear from German innovators Future Artist
Motivation After my efforts to repair the (old) Alesis DM Pro drum-trigger module by solder-rework had Comparison my “old”… Read more Alesis DM Pro surgery 3; donor face-transplants
Motivation: After I repaired the memory backup battery on my Alesis DM Pro, it’s time to (try to) fix the… Read more Alesis DM Pro surgery 2; solder rework for outputs
Distinction The Korg Kaoss Pad series. Simple stereo audio effectors/samplers/loopers that allow you to control (preset) effects with medium XY… Read more Surgery on Korg Kaoss Pad 3 slider
Distinction: I have a long and complex history with the Alesis DM Pro. It’s a uniquely powerful and expressive device,… Read more Alesis DM Pro surgery 1; internal memory battery
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
Thoughts, photos, and tutorial for my repair of of busted keys on an Alesis ION virtual analog synthesizer.