Category Archives: Music Technology

Circuit Bent Akai S01 Sampler

It has been a marathon week of circuit bending for me.  After knocking out the Roland DDR-30, I turned my sights to the Akai S01.  Almost 20 years old, the Akai S01 is, to put it mildly, a bit of … Continue reading

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Circuit Bent Roland DDR-30

I really love the sound of the Roland DDR-30 Digital Drum module as is.  Overall it has a hell of a dirty bite to it, and the super deep snare and tom sounds have turned up in several of my … Continue reading

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Permutations

Permutations is a new percussion composition created to explore four way independence and the rhythmic space available to a drummer/percussionist. It was composed using techniques I picked up while working on the Mars Science Laboratory rover and the Soil Moisture … Continue reading

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Patterns

There is something seriously wrong here. Watching pi while finishing my latest piece of music… You’ll see.

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Controlling an Analog Modular Synthesizer Using a Mandala Drum

Here’s another quick Mandala Drum video I put together.  This one shows the pad controlling my analog modular synth via Pure Data.   The signal chain is as follows: Mandala Drum Pure Data Presonus Firepod MIDI out Blacet MIDIVERTER MIDI … Continue reading

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Controlling Ableton Live with a Mandala Drum and Pure Data

Here’s a video I put together describing how you can modulate parameters in Ableton Live using the radial MIDI control signal from a Mandala Drum via Pure Data.

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Pearl Style Mount for Synesthesia Mandala Drum – Update

I’ve been getting my new Synthesia Mandala Drums ready for use with my Beware of Safety Keyboard/Electronic Drum Rig, and I came up with a quick, cheap way to mount the pads to a standard Pearl drum clamp (as opposed … Continue reading

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