Posts on Twitter:

How to build Floating Shelves - full tutorial via @liveatnumber13

More decoration finished. Built this evil face from strips, leftover plywood and lots of sticks as diffusion material. Powered by an the face shows different animations.

Did you hear? just expanded into MichaelsKids! Check out what fun hands-on activities they have here:

結婚式の費用は賢く削って! 削るのはNGなもの 詳しくはこちら

Using these automatic chicken waterer plans for an 8-station hydrator, you’ll never change another chicken waterer again – at least not daily.


DID YOU KNOW … cleaning your hammer tacker can decrease jams? RT and comment with your best tool tip!

IHが少し大きくなったので、 小物を置くための台 完成?

Posts on Tumblr:
Hook up with best friends ex?

So I finished both costumes! Xavier was NOT having it! Lol he was tired and that’s when I got the cutest photos of all!! #bigbadwolf #werewolf #halloween #handsewn #costume #myboys #littleredridinghood #storybookcharacter #fantasy #momlife #diy #doityourself #crafty #creative #autumn

Made with Instagram

Wine-o-Lantern 🎃🍷🎃🍷🎃🎃
#carvesmart #pumpkin #pumpkincarving #pumpkinart #halloween #halloweenideas #halloweenparty #decoration #design #party #festive #fall #autumn #jackolantern #carving #tutorial #art #diy #howto #craft #crafting #pumpkinspice #cat #blackcat #thepumpkinprofessor #lifehack #wine #winetasting #cabernetsauvignon

Made with Instagram

Part of my problem in pursuing electronic music, both in building synths/synth modules and actually making sound, is the old chicken-and-egg problem.

A subtractive synthesizer, on the “east coast”/Moog model, is made up of parts that feed each other — an oscillator, which generates your pitch, a filter, which shapes your tone, and an amplifier, which gives you volume control and amplitude modulation. These are each controlled by things like other, slower, oscillators or envelope generators, and further effects can shape sounds after that pathway; everything is controlled by passing voltage levels around, so you can re-use modules and connect them in all sorts of ways. You get a basic pitch into the oscillator, again, by this control voltage, often from a keyboard set up to provide it, or from pattern-generating devices like sequencers.

But the point is that you need all these pieces, either built or bought — oscillator, filter, VCA, envelope generator, LFO (low-frequency oscillator), and controller, just to get basic notes. So far, I have, well, none of these. If I start by building, say, an oscillator, then I can’t do anything with it until I have at least a controller, and even then, all it’s gonna do is whistle at full blast until I put a filter and VCA on there. Something that takes MIDI and generates CVs would get me over the controller hump — but there’s nothing to control!

I have built a few non-VC synth-like toys, like my AtariPunks, my Weird Sound Generator, my Quarktronic (a modified Audino), my T.Chordstrum, and my Echo Rockit. They’re all mostly other people’s designs (I should post about each of them), but that’s no sin — the problem at the moment is leveraging the lessons learned into further development, and I’m stuck dithering over what to build next that does something. Meanwhile, I’m looking with envy at things like Behringer’s new $300 analog semi-modular synths (one original, one a Moog Model D clone), the Arturia Beatstep and Beatstep Pro USB/MIDI/CV controller/sequencers, and all the people who seem to have money to pour into Eurorack modules and gear.


Hurricane Michael rips roofs off buildings as it strikes Florida #ABCNEWS