Analog sounds and the exploration of noise
The pedals that I make are modified reproductions of original pedals from the ’60s (Dallas Range Master and Tone Bender) that utilize germanium transistors and paper-in-oil NOS capacitors resulting in raw treble boost for the Range Master and fuzzy mud with the Tone Bender.
The pedal enclosures were sourced from www.pedalenclosures.com, from Buffalo, NY, which boast American Made enclosures (some are recycled!).
My fascination with oscillators began in the laboratory when I questioned the effects of oscillations on crystallization of protein – the effects were going to be measured with Dynamic Light Scattering. The initial hypothesis was never developed further, but my oscillator collection grew. I primarily make mono-stable oscillators that produce triangle waves with either photoresistors or potentiometers that control the oscillation frequency. Coupled with analog effects, these oscillators can generate intriguing, intricate sound-scapes that are completely unpredictable. Finally, using a gate and/or sequencer, these oscillators can be combined to make more understandable music with plot.