Friday, February 24, 2012


I've been following Jeff Snyder's work ever since he showed off the midi controller Manta for my class at Columbia years ago. It is velocity and pressure-sensitive and also has the ability to send additional midi data based on how much of your finger is covering the hexagonal sensor. Bonus points for being both versatile and tactile as a midi controller!

He most recently came out with a prototype for the JD-1 keyboard synthesizer equipped with some pretty cool features. Check out the video demo of it below. And if you've got some extra cash, you can buy the manta over at Snyderphonics.

JD-1: Testing Functionality from Jeff Snyder on Vimeo.

Monday, February 6, 2012

local electronic parts in nyc

Need some electronic parts ASAP and can't wait for Mouser to ship to me! NYC Resistor has a great list of spots left in the city if you don't have time for mail order. 269 Canal (pictured above courtesy of NYC Resistor) has been recommended to me before by fellow repair technicians.

Local Resources/Parts

UPDATE: It's a trek, but Allstate Electronics on the list above is the SPOT!