Motivation: Getting into drums is a tricky affair… To play them requires sticks, hearing protection, and (usually) something to play… 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.