Welcome to my digital workshop!

The PlottyBot Build

Where did I meet you?

To be honest, I’m not really sure how I came across Ben Akrins’ awesome PlottyBot project, but I’m sure glad I did! Maybe it was the post I saw on Toms Hardware or on Reddit. Either way, it got my attention and definitely struck a chord with me for a few reasons. It took me back to a time when I was in school (maybe junior high, maybe earlier) and just learning about some of the cool things you could do with computer assisted drawing - maybe it was the Turtle language - I can’t quite remember - it’s been a while since Junior High! Anyway there was something nostalgic about it for me.

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Custom studio monitor stands

Custom Speaker Stands

Sometime around August of 2021 I decided it was time to upgrade my micro home studio and add a proper pair of monitors. I ultimately decided on a pair of RP7 ROKIT G4’s near field monitors as they fit my budget, were powered, and of moderate size to fit well on my desk. After 6 or so months of use I’m still really happy with them. They’ve got more than enough power and produce a clear and balanced sound that has helped me get my mixes dialed in more quickly than with my old setup.

(picture from krkmusic.com)

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Getting started with MODOCOSM

Thanks for your interest in this Max For Live plugin for Ableton. Hopefully you find that it further inspires the creative use of the otherworldly Hologram Microcosm effects unit!

This plugin is in no way affiliated with Hologram Electronics, rather, it’s a personal project built by me used to interface with Microcosm while making music in Ableton!

By now you’ve probably already read a bit about what MODOCOSM does and are interested in getting it going for yourself. You’ve come to the right place!

A Guided Tour

Here’s a YouTube video walking you through the setup of MODOCOSM and about 15 minutes of an audio demo with a few simple loops. Leave some coments and let me know what you think! For those who’d rather skip the video, I’ve written up a quick start guide below which will walk you through the setup.

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For the record...

Well, I’m back. After 2 strong posts in 2015, I’ve decided to give it another go! Strange thing is apparently I had the same exact feeling, on the same exact day, at nearly the same EXACT time in 2015…

I dusted off this Github Pages template, seeing if I could get Jekyll to do it’s thing. I decided to copy one of my 2 original posts from back in the day and what do you know? The time stamp was 2015-01-25T09:58:34-08:00. Now: 2021-01-25T09:13:00-08 How funny.

Well, maybe in 2021 I’ll top my record and write up 3 posts! Wish me luck.

Cheers!

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Automation First

It’s a bit embarrassing to admit, given what I do for a living, but I’ve got a good practical example of why you might consider adopting an automated infrastructure development model, and Automate First!a

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