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 Parallel Universe

The Parallel Universe is an extremely versatile fuzz-overdrive with self oscillating, gated, and synth-like capabilities. Four different modes of operation allow for a wide range of tones. The distortion's character can be tweaked by a gain knob, tone knob, and frequency knob for when the Parallel Universe is in self-oscillate mode. There have been two production runs of Parallel Universes, one in 2004 and another 2008. The most recent edition of the Parallel Universe has an added gain stage, footswitches for different mode combinations, and expression inputs for both oscillation frequency and gain. To get a better idea of what the 2nd edition Parallel Universe is and what it sounds like, click here. Information about the first run can be found here.There are also a number of custom Parallel Universe builds out there, some of which can be seen below.