Moog Mother-32: Nasty

I’m trying out using a public Google Drive folder as a dumping ground for patches. Picture and audio sample. First one. I started off with the “Sequencer Bass” patch from the manual and, uh, went a little nuts adding patch cords. Advertisements

Moog Mother-32 part 2: Selection criteria

So why the Mother-32? There are lots of synthesizers on the market, and while there have been some great things happening in FM synthesis, digital synthesis, and other variants of synthesizer technology, my first love and best is what Moog and ARP and so on were doing in my youth: analog subtractive synthesizers. Analog synthesizers … More Moog Mother-32 part 2: Selection criteria

Bargain Rack

You ever find yourself wanting to run out  into the street, grab the nearest passerby, get right up in their face and say WHY ARE YOU JUST WALKING DOWN THE STREET WHEN THERE’S THIS GREAT OPEN SOURCE APPLICATION?? No? Just me? Kind of feel that way sometimes about MuseScore, a music notation application (free, open … More Bargain Rack


I am not entirely beholden to a single political party. There have been times in the past — rare, but times — I’ve voted for a Republican. There are times when, not particularly impressed with either major party candidate, I’ve voted third party. But this is 2018, and, to my mind, what’s at stake today is … More Disabling


Someone called drouu recently published video instructions for making a Lego Fillipod. a what A Fillipod, a creature from Dave Kellett’s science fiction webcomic, Drive. I’m a fan of Drive (and a Patreon supporter) and found drouu’s creation charming enough that I wanted to build one of my own. So I did:

ATM 43

Back and starting to recover from my vacation. As is fairly usual for this time of year I went on the American Travelling Morrice. As is not so usual, the ATM went to England, the Peak District, this year. I’m not going to go into great detail because I couldn’t do it justice. In bare … More ATM 43

Seasons greetings

[Edited to correct dates typed too early in the morning] Here’s a map I would’ve liked to see a couple years ago when I was doing some thinking about seasons: Specifically, about how we define the endpoints of the seasons. For meteorologists, the seasons are tied to the calendar: March 1, June 1, September 1, … More Seasons greetings