Category: Interfaces and Instruments

Discovery Synth

The Discovery Synth (DS) as an example of a musical interface which applies techniques of deconstructivism and abstraction to its design. The interface’s buttons and potentiometers seek to replace the mechanical abstractions that separate our bodies from the electronics with the body of the user. The DS is a reaction to the observation that electricity,…

Circuit Bending

My circuit bending research focuses on exploring different approaches to adding external control mechanisms to found circuitry. This post provides information about a sampling of controllers designed to control circuit bent instruments in performance as well as installation settings. A few select circuit bent instruments and toys are also briefly presented. Toys The Toys interface…

Chronsonome

The Chronsonome is a mod of the original Chronome designed by Owen Vallis which adds battery power, five ultrasonic rangefinders, and a 10DOF sensor to the Chronome. The mod requires 150$, new lasercut sides,  and a weekend. Although the hardware has been tested to work, the software is still in development and requires optimization to be…

Stomp-Boxes

I design and build custom stomp-box style expression pedals. My analog pedals tend to follow a convention of modular circuitry while the digital pedals are much more varied in their applications and designs. This post introduces some of my stomp-box projects in both the analog and digital realms. Modular Stomp Boxes This work is directly…