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 

The Mini-Optosynth

This box is a fairly noisy synthesizer with a keyboard-like button array and a light dependent resistor (LDR) which changes the frequency depending on how much light is hitting it. Directly below the LDR is an LED with an on/off switch which allows the box to be used in dark settings by making its light to reflect onto the LDR. The box also has an input jack which allows an external signal to modulate the frequency, and a knob to control this amount. Finally, there are knobs to control the output waveform and volume. The "keyboard" allows the synth to be played rhythmically and musically, making it more than just a noise synth.