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 Sirkut Electronics R-Mod

I added a couple of features to this sirkut electronics Rmod to make it a bit more useful for guitar. Sirkut Electronics has an interesting idea: a fuzzy ring modulator with definite carrier feedthrough-certainly a noisebox. It does its job very well and manages to do so with simple circuitry, but for guitar, a few things were left out: A stompswitch, an LED, a volume knob, and an expression pedal. I added all three to the box, and built an expression pedal to suit. As far as I know, this pedal is no longer available. I would be happy to make a similar product if there's interest.