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 

Small Clone Chorus/Tremolo/Vibrato

"It can go from subtle chorus to whacked-out tremolo/freakout... It actually replaced my Nobels tremolo because the sound was just more inspiring to me; now it has a permanent spot on my board!" - Dave Warren

"There's a lot of options on this thing. It's quite the beastly box, more complex than the standard small clone by light years." - Christopher Davies

The Small Clone is a beautiful sounding chorus, but when paired with a little amplitude modulation, the sound is even more gorgeous. There are a variety of untapped sounds in the small clone, whether it be strange ring mod-esque freakouts or interesting vibrato-trem. My intent with the chorus tremolo is to put all of these sounds at the user's fingertips-the small clone simply doesn't have quite enough controls over the sound. The mods I have done include a tremolo depth knob, a chorus/vibrato knob or switch, a chorus depth knob, rate increase switch, depth increase switch, and more. It's also quite easy to true bypass one or change the inconvenient 1/8" power jack to a more standard boss type jack. If there are too many mods, I can also rehouse the unit. Similar mods can be done to most chorus, phaser, flanger, etc pedals. If you would like to do these mods yourself, I posted a guide here.


Chorus, tremolo, and vibrato