From 2003-2009, I ran a small business building electronic devices on a custom-order basis for musicians around the world. The projects ranged from adding an expression pedal jack to a completely customized synthesizer. I also designed some circuits for small effects pedal companies. All in all, there are probably a few hundred devices with my signature scribbled in Sharpie somewhere on their case. This page shows some of the more interesting projects I completed. Click on any of the thumbnails in the scrolling box below for information, images, soundclips, and videos of each project.

The Parallel Universe  The Sandwich Echo  The   Digital Lo-Fi Box  The Mini-Optosynth  Stereo Chorus/Vibrato/Panner  Buffered death loop  Modified MM4 with Joystick Modulation Box  Small Clone Chorus/Tremolo/Vibrato  Noise Organism  Analog Sample Rate Reducer  The   Modified Electro Harmonix Frequency Analyzer  The Nintendo Muff  Modified BOSS RPS-10  All-in-one Analog Multieffect  French Toast Machine  Modified Electro Harmonix Small Stone  Modified ModFX Philtre  Modified Sirkut Electronics R-Mod  BOSS FZ-2 mix knob 

French Toast Machine

"It sounds fantastic, very cool not to have to worry about reliablity anymore, overall awesome craftsmanship man, very well done." - Joey D

The Danelectro French Toast is essentially identical to the FOXX tone machine, aside from the fact that it is housed in a much cheaper enclosure. A quick rehouse makes it an excellent, reliable octave-up. Since the circuit has a lot of gain, I sometimes put a switch on the box which allows the user to roll off some of the high end which gets rid of a lot of hiss without losing much high end (I've also hard-wired this mod in). The result is essentially identical to the tone machine, except it costs a little less and the knob, switch, jack, and LED layout are all customizable, in addition to box size and LED color!