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 

Modified Electro Harmonix Frequency Analyzer

"I wanted to tell you how much I dig it - you did some really fun mods and if I ever get rid of it remind me to kick myself!" -Nate Paradis

This is a very heavily modified Electro Harmonix Frequency Analyzer. Most of the mods are labeled on the picture below. I made it True Bypass, added a photocell to control either the shift or fine knob (that's what 2 of the switches on the side are for), a filter knob to replace the switch, a CV in jack for putting whatever you want as the carrier frequency, a square/sine switch, and an envelope control (big switch on the side) with selectable fine/shift switch. The CV in basically turns this pedal into whatever you want-you can modulate your guitar with your voice, a keyboard, or even your own guitar for green ringer-like effects. Ring modulators with envelope controls make for much more expressive sounds. The second picture was taken before I sold it, it's my friend Ryan playing in his band, fuDWiz, twiddling with the knobs.


Various sounds with guitar and keyboard