Category Archives: Instruments

Sound Forge 1.0 For Mac

I am insanely excited that my favorite audio editor, Sound Forge, is now available for the Macintosh. Thank you, Sony! I am a Macintosh user. But I am a big fan of Sound Forge and Vegas (I used to work for Sonic Foundry before they sold the software division to Sony, so I’m very familiar […]

CMKT4 Bottle-Cap Contact Mic Workshop

CMKT4 is a rather prolific circuit-bent band that makes awesome contact mics made from recycled bottle caps that they sell through the GetLoFi store. But they also teach workshops on how to make them. They’re going to Maker Faire next weekend and did a hackerspace tour on the way there. Saturday night they stopped at […]

Bottle-Cap Contact Mic Workshop At CRASHspace

CMKT4 is coming to Maker Faire and they’re visiting hackerspaces along the way, showing how to build their awesome bottle-cap contact microphones. They’ll be at CRASHspace on Saturday, 14 May 2011, from 6-9 PM. Build a contact mic and learn to use it. $15 gets you one mic. Another $10 gets you a second. While […]

Monome – Another Video

Here’s another video of the Monome I built. Monome MK 256 from Bangsplat on Vimeo. There is a ton of software available on the Monome site, for a variety of platforms: Max/MSP, Pure Data, ChucK, etc. I like the idea of using Pure Data (Pd), which is as open source as the Monome itself. Max/MSP […]


I cannot say enough nice things about Noisebug in Pomona. Moog Music, unfortunately, not so much. Don’t get me wrong – Moog makes some great musical instruments, and Robert Moog was a genius. But my first interaction with the company has not been exactly an excellent experience. I have, needless to say, been wanting a […]