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 

Noise Organism

"Total beast!! It will take time for me to understand everything, but from my first impression - it's great!" -Mykolas

The noise organism is a fairly chaotic synthesizer with oddly creature-like sensibilities (hence the name!) It consists of two oscillators, each of which has controls for frequency, modulation of the other oscillator, waveform, and volume. Because each oscillator can modulate the other, strange crossmodulation tones arise. Both oscillators are sent through a clippable resonant filter with very strange distortion characteristics. The resulting sounds are incredibly rich, and although the box is chaotic it's still highly controllable.