Archive for the ‘objects’ Category

Cobra CB Radio Mics as Studio / Stage Mics

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Got two Cobra mics from American Science Surplus a few months ago; I have a show coming up this week that will almost certainly require some on-stage harmonica playing, so I decided it was time to put some useful ends on these guys (the cobra connection is a proprietary 4-pin connector).

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Tube Oscillator, Quadrafuzz, Amp, Max

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

WHAT A MESS!


Been working on some stuff for Hilary which has involved much building and modding – bought a quadrafuzz kit from PAiA and then an old tube oscillator from an electronics chop shop a few neighborhoods over. Added some mods to it so its studio-friendly and finally got the whole thing plugged in and running today after some patching last night. These are the first sounds of the whole system.


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Pens.

Friday, April 17th, 2009

When was the last time you tried to buy a pen for someone else? I stood in front of the pen display at Office Max for probably ten minutes thinking to myself “If I were the character Eric is playing in Hannah Complex, which pen would I buy?”.

No wonder directors hire people to do this shit. It’s complicated. And I wrote his part.

Monome Mach 01

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Edit: 4-16-09. Further Progress.

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Monome Done!

Friday, March 20th, 2009

It’s done. Let’s recap what it took:

  • Almost a year.
  • Two soldering irons (more related to time than anything else)
  • One piece, custom milled Walnut enclosure, designed and produced by Mr. Guy Snover
  • 64 low-intensity blue LEDs
  • Some very careful drilling
  • Some even more careful sanding (the button pcb had defects I had to fix)
  • Lots of love

Can’t wait to do it again and improve on the design. Next one has an accelerometer, smarter more ergonomic enclosure (for rolling!) and might be wireless. We’ll see. Either way… it’s gonna be tons of fun using this little guy in my upcoming Max patches.