Motivation: Getting into drums is tricky affair… The drums themselves are large, loud, and complicated. And that’s just getting them… Read more GEARing up to get the most out of drum practice : fundamentals to luxury.
Background: Many electronic appliances are built to make electrical interconnections with one another, whether to supply power, exchange analog signals… Read more on sex/gender parts of inanimate objects, and censorship
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 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.
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: 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
after 2 years of flirtation and experimentation with the Elektron OctaTrack, I check in a to share my thoughts and ideas.
video supplement to my re-build of a “jet” branded wooden snare drum.