Wednesday, October 29, 2014

retro synth ads

Exactly like it sounds, retro synth ads for your viewing pleasure:

Saturday, September 27, 2014

diy sound system

My friend Q's custom sound system for Dub-Stuy Records.

One of the ultimate project undertakings in my book for the music lover is to build your own sound system. Daydream fodder and savings account destroyer indeed, but you can really breathe life into records!

Preliminary research:

Saturday, March 29, 2014

doepfer diy synth kit

For about the price of some of their modules, Doepfer in Germany also offers a pre-assembled and tested pcb for an analog synth. Enclosure, pots, switches, power supply, etc. are up to you. Some awesome-looking examples from customers are posted on their website. Check it out here.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

dave smith instruments

I was in San Francisco recently and had the pleasure of stopping by the office of Dave Smith Instruments. These guys are arguably making the best synths in the world right now, and they let me demo the soon-to-be-released Prophet 12. This synth is an absolute monster with a ton of features, and they seem to have really developed the display on this model to make it as user-friendly and visually pleasing as possible. You can actually see how the waveforms change as you are adding and subtracting oscillators and effects.

I also noticed a busted-looking Moog in the office and when I asked about it, the engineers told me that it's actually the first Moog Dave Smith ever owned, and it essentially led him down the path to becoming the awesome synth mad scientist he is today. Thanks to all of the DSI guys for being super nice - I'd highly recommend stopping by if you are ever in the bay area!