The ring modulator is one of those effects which have been in the synthesists toolbox since the early bleeps of R2D2. It’s a fun little thing to have even if you don’t really know what it does exactly. It makes things go whrrrrrrbrrrrfliieeep, and that’s cool enough. So, why notContinue Reading

One of the first things I tried when I started designing modules was building a distortion/saturation for my modular. It was also one of the first things I totally failed at, several times. I’ve build about a dozen different circuits, none of them did what I wanted it to do.Continue Reading

I don’t normally give modules names as I think it’s kind of confusing, but while working on this module, a fitting name popped into my head and there it stuck. And from that moment on this module shall be called ‘the leech’.Continue Reading

This one has been in my own rack for a long time already. At the time I hadn’t taken the habit of writing my schematics down consistently. But last week the power got plugged in backwards, which, obviously fried a bunch of stuff. Since I was already taking it apartContinue Reading

According to wikipedia, A Phaser is a “an electronic sound processor used to filter a signal by creating a series of peaks and troughs in the frequency spectrum. The position of the peaks and troughs of the waveform being affected is typically modulated so that they vary over time, creating a sweeping effect. For this purpose,Continue Reading

It was totally unintentional, but in the mess of old broken gear I stumbled upon the remains of my very first guitar amp. It was a Hohner SP55 I bought 2nd hand somewhere in the 90ties. A pretty unremarkable transistor based amp which never really tickled my pickle so toContinue Reading

I was one of those guitarists who spend more time with his effect pedals, then with his guitar. I ended up exchanging my guitar for synths when it came to music making. Not really a surprise there, but my love of piling effects together into a huge unpredictable pile isContinue Reading