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 !
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
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.
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
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.
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
a photo-essay of my rebuilding a “Jet” (off-)brand snare shell back into a working, playable drum.
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
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