Friday 31 July 2015

Potatoes !!!


Hundreds of them

Chips With Everything then...

Thursday 30 July 2015


Got my first order through from Musikding today. Look, they do Alco style knobs in different colours - is this sacrilege..?

Wednesday 29 July 2015

The End of an Era (Part Two)

The is one of my EgoSys Wami Rack 24 audio converters after subjecting it to the usual Mayan ritual dismantling. I kept the IEC inlet, some nice machine screws and the aluminium heatsinks as trophies. The rest went in a skip...

Tuesday 28 July 2015

Nurse !

I'm in the process of refurbishing the modular, and that means trying to figure out modules that I never got around to troubleshooting over ten years ago. The Neural Agonizer was fairly easy (blown tank), then I've a Time Machine with a dry joint somewhere, a clock divider with a malfunctioning counter, an Oakley Sample & Hold with a misbehaving LED, a Boolean Logic module that's just not quite right, oh yes and a bunch of modules I never got around to finishing as metalwork was a bit of an issue. So what did I do ? Of course browse Synthcube and buy some more boards to stuff - it never ends...

Monday 27 July 2015

The End of an Era (Part One)

This is a Casio PT20. I got this in 1983 I think. Clearly it's seen some action (they're supposed to be white for a start). I made some modifications in the mid 80's and (if memory serves) by the mid 90's it no longer worked. Time for the Mayan Ritual...

Saturday 25 July 2015

Carrots !!!

After seven months of 'will they won't they', I decided to hoik some carrots out to check. I think they went from ground to face in less than ten minutes (including washing)

Friday 10 July 2015

The Lazy Mult

You know those days... ...where maybe a cable is too short or you just want an easy access point within a complex patch ? Well ladies, gentlemen & cats I present you with The Lazy Mult

Friday 3 July 2015

Wax Trax (Redux)

This is Cabinet Three drying in the sun. Shortly after this was taken it took a direct hit from a pigeon in the Eucalyptus tree over to the right. Fortunately the wax was pretty much dry so no damage was done. Cabinet Three started life some time in 2001 and was cobbled together out of bits of spare MDF. Fourteen years later I finally got around to replacing it (my excuse being the PAIA Vocoder did make the operation quite complicated, and paying people millions in royalties was taking up all my time)