Modular tracks – Saturday evening

Yesterday evening I created a glitchy groove on my home build modular synthesizer and Midibox sequencer which you can see and hear below. I used 4 audio tracks for this live recording. One for the drum sounds from the Arturia Drumbrute (MIDI clocked by the Midibox sequencer) and the other 3 for the modular synthesizer […]

Moon Eclipse 2018

On Friday night the longest Moon eclipse of the century occurred and I took some photos of this event. I couldn’t see the first part of the eclipse as the Moon was just above the horizon and it wasn’t visible from my location. From the roof of my house I could see the Moon when […]

Midibox sequencer MBSEQ V4

A modular hardware sequencer I discovered the Midibox sequencer MBSEQ V4 via a forum post somewhere and was immediately interested. It’s a project of Thorsten Klose and lots of people have added code and hardware modules to it. For more information check out the following websites. http://ucapps.de/ http://midibox.org/forums The main thing that made we want […]

Replacing the display of a Yamaha TX7

This is the Yamaha TX7. It’s the module version of the DX7. It was the first synthesizer I ever bought, 28 years ago. It still works perfectly. But I wanted to replace the display as it is hard to read because it is not backlit. So I bought a display replacement from eBay. I opened […]

New music video for Pega Loca

Last april I shot a music video with Dutch acoustic band Pega Loca. Today they launched their website. Check them out at www.pegaloca.nl! This is the video I shot for their song “Welcome Home”. The video was edited and colour graded in Davinci Resolve. I also used Resolve for some blurring of visible art in […]

Welcome Home – music video for Pega Loca

Last Wednesday I shot a music video with the Dutch band Pega Loca. This is the second music video I shot with Eric van de Kerkhof, who started Pega Loca. Two years ago, I made a video for promoting the debut album “Welcome Home” of his previous band, Grain of Wood, with the track “Just […]

New cabinets for 5U modular synth

Inevitability I have been building a lot of Buchla stuff last couple of years but I also built a few 5U modules. As my 5U modular cabinet was pretty much filled up I finally reached that inevitable point in time: the cabinets were completely full and I still had a couples of modules which had […]

Music Thing Modular custom 5U panels

After watching a few demos of Music Thing Modular modules I decided to build them myself. However, these modules are in Eurorack format and I don’t have any Eurorack. So I designed 5U panels for them and ordered those via Schaeffer AG in Germany. Not the cheapest solution but the quality is great and the […]

Buchla 296e tutorials

Some time ago I did build this Buchla 296 clone. It is a rather complex module. I played around with the vocoder function (which is great fun) but I didn’t really know how to use this module to it’s full extent. Until now… Buchla advocate Todd Barton made a series of tutorial videos on the […]