Open Source MIDISPORT MacOS 64 bit device driversJanuary 12, 2021
(Above: My well worn, grubby, MIDISPORT 2×2 MIDI to USB interface) As previous posts on this blog attest, I have a fondness for old synthesisers. Software synths are great, but there’s something about the design decisions that were needed to be made, with the hardware available at the time, that leads to inspiring engagements with…
Music & AI Interview on Hello, AudioDecember 15, 2019
Helen Meyer @ The Venue Berlin just released their latest Hello, Audio podcast, an interview with me on the development & future of music and AI, and Music Information Retrieval. A true privilege to chat with her, attempt to answer her great questions, and share some thoughts. Be sure to check the links in their…
LANDR SelectorSeptember 3, 2019
While I’m not always able to tell the world about what I’m doing at LANDR Audio, I am happy to now be able to highlight the new samples library site we have released. This is a massive expansion of our previous samples site, now offering samples from many different sample vendors. One particular aspect of…
EarphonesJanuary 17, 2019
New York City is a noisy place, but equipped with a very convenient subway system, despite mismanagement and stripping of funds by the NY governor Andrew Cuomo. When I’m not on a bicycle, the subway not only avoids needing a car, but gives me an opportunity to listen to music or podcasts. Another use case…
GearJuly 30, 2018
Images of equipment I’ve built or modified Guitar Synthesizers – Modifications, repairs and installations of guitar synthesizer hexaphonic pickups. Roland 24 pin cable – Documentation of building a special Roland 24 pin connector from scratch. Micromoog Repair – Documentation of repairs to a Micromoog synthesizer.
Diesel Denim GalleryJuly 26, 2018
Exhibition of a real-time video installation “The Retail Experiment” at Diesel Denim gallery, SoHo, New York City from December 5th, 2002 to January 26th, 2003. Collaborated with Tronic Studio, Sebastien Agnessens and Duggal Interactive. Customers signing-in to a mock ATM were photographed and their image projected into a sequence of moving images of people becoming…
Guitar SynthesizersJuly 22, 2018
Modifications, repairs and installations of guitar synthesizer hexaphonic pickups.
Roland 24 pin cableJuly 22, 2018
Documents building a Roland 24 pin male connector for old Roland guitar synthesizers.
Micromoog RepairJuly 22, 2018
Documentation of repairs to a Micromoog synthesizer.
Apple Audio MIDI Setup disappearing icons bugJuly 18, 2018
I recently encountered a weird situation with Apple’s Audio MIDI Setup.app utility. I run a fairly big rig of audio interfaces and external USB and MIDI musical gear, and so use Apple’s Audio MIDI Setup utility to map the devices that are connected to the various MIDI interfaces.