that’ll do.

Posted in Uncategorized on 27/08/2013 by sync24

This blog is now on hold.
If I create any more content, it is likely to be found in any one of the following places:

I can be found posting here from time to time:

And I’ll be organising further modular synth meets in Brighton.


some kind of Wogglebug controlled DPO meditation…

Posted in eurorack, gear, music with tags , , , , , on 16/10/2012 by sync24

A recent thread on the muffwigglers Eurorack forum asked what members are up to with their MakeNoise DPO.
I’ve spent a while fiddling about with it, trying to understand how it works…
here’s one video in particular which has been super-helpful:

So here’s my Wogglebug controlled DPO meditation with accompanyment by iTablaPro running on my iPhone…

first modular edit

Posted in creative practice, eurorack, gear, music with tags , , , , on 24/09/2012 by sync24

in august, NC asked me to piece together a brief edit of sounds i’ve been recording from my modular system.
it has turned into something of a demo or fantasia of sounds.
i finished it off on the 2nd of september, have just uploaded it to my Soundcloud page, shared it with a ‘group’ and posted it on the muffwigglers forum…

DIY Micro Video Transmitter

Posted in creative practice, DIY, gear, video with tags , , , , on 19/09/2012 by sync24

CC and i went to London to take part in this:

it was CCs first time soldering, the soldering technique used to make the unit was really basic!
we just melted solder onto copper board and copper pads to then drop the components on to…

there was a range of people at the event, some appeared to have built stuff before, others perhaps not.
the build was easy and the results were interesting.

click the picture to visit the flickr gallery:

here’s kyle who ran the workshop:

this is what the project is based on:

Shruthi-1 in Sound On Sound

Posted in gear, links, midi, music with tags , , , , on 25/08/2012 by sync24

Mutable Instruments Sidekick

Posted in creative practice, DIY, gear, music with tags , , , , , , , on 16/08/2012 by sync24

mmmm, i thought i’d posted about this before…
mutable instruments offer various filter boards to go along with the Shruthi-1 project.
i bought one of them after completing my initial build, then mutable released another project called the Sidekick:
i grabbed one of the boards and ordered the parts in May 2011 and probably completed the control board in August or September 2011.
it has its own enclosure, like the Shruthi-1, but has no midi as it’s basically just a filter or tone generator / drone machine. once i’d completed the control board i tested it with the filter that came with the Shruthi-1, it worked, so i took a photo and moved on to the next thing.
after ordering the GorF i thought i should get some older projects finished – the Sidekick being at the top of the list. so i have just finished building the SSM2044 filter board (info here:
here’s a couple of pics, without the case:

and a pic from a year ago with the case:

i’m reasonably happy with the finished artefact, though initially, it doesn’t make as much noise as i’d have liked…
maybe i need to spend more time with it until i find the good settings.

GorF kit ordered – of course i didn’t win :)

Posted in DIY, midi, music with tags , , , on 15/08/2012 by sync24

Vacoloco has got all the parts in for the GorF kits so i have got mine ordered.
I’m looking forward to this as it looks like a nice little unit and should breathe life into my Shruthi-1.
I’ll be able to connect it up to the rest of my gear – korg sampler, and midi to din sync – so i can get the full selection of machines running.