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 BOSS RPS-10

The BOSS RPS-10 is like a PS-2 and PS-3 in one. I modify these boxes so that they self oscillate on all settings (not a feature stock). I also dramatically increase the delay time, allowing for delay times of up to 40 seconds. Though it starts to get really bitcrushed after 4 or 5 seconds, you can still use it as a basic looper-and in low-delay time settings, you can set it for a large amount of time, giving a bit-crushed sound at reasonable delay times (which many underclocked delays are unable to provide). I also build footswitch boxes for these, which make use of the hold and external bypass featurs. With a huge amount of delay time and hold, the RPS-10 becomes a nice lo-fi sound on sound looper. I've posted a tutorial on how to do these mods here.


Various sounds with guitar