Archive for the 'Synthesizers' Category

Don Buchla

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

It’s been a few weeks since the sad announcement of the passing of Don Buchla, and I’m still processing the weight of this news. In the history of electronic music there are a handful of pioneers who unarguably, have been pivotal in the development of synthesizer technology, and Don is one of the most […]

Moog Brother from Another Mother

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Class Photo from Group C of the Moogfest Engineering Workshop where we built the Brother From Another Mother Synthesizer. Thanks to Steve Dunnington and the Moog engineers for their efforts in making this another great event!

Composing a backing track for Bob Moog

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Minutes after stepping into the Moog Pop-Up factory set up at Moogfest, Emmy pulls me aside and asks me to compose a little bit of backing music for the Minimoog Model D Reissue, promotional video. Naturally, I tell her that i need to do it using only the new Model D! They pulled […]

lopassholes at robotspeak

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Jordan Ginsburg and I perform as a modular synth duo under the moniker, “Lopassholes”. Here’s a recording of our set in San Francisco from last week.

DSI/Sequential Prophet 6 Sound Design

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Once again, it’s an honor to have been asked to be on the sound design team for Dave Smith Instruments. Having regained the old “Sequential Circuits” moniker, the company is now DSI/Sequential! It’s only fitting that the new synthesizer is a six voice polyphonic instrument dubbed the Prophet 6! Synth legend, John […]

Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2

Monday, July 14th, 2014

The Pro 2 Synthesizer is part of the new generation of keyboards from Dave Smith Instruments. Partly inspired by the classic Sequential Circuits Pro-One, and using the technology of the DSI Prophet 12, the Pro 2 is a monophonic instrument that can be a center of a synth production studio, but also has the […]

Tesla Coil Samples

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

For those who follow my social media streams, you may have already seen the various DIYAudio, DIYSynth, DIYrepair projects going on around here for the past year. One of these projects is the oneTesla Musical Tesla Coil kit. In “synth speak” it’s essentially a pulse wave oscillator. The oneTesla incorporates an arduino […]