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folding palette instructions

folding palette instructions

A few notes on using and maintaining your folding palette.
folding palette

folding palette

A folding palette for use in the field or as a convenient studio tool. One side of the folding palette has a slot to hold a standard size (16×20″) piece of glass for spacious paint mixing, while the other side is lightweight plywood for support of solvents, mediums, rags, knives, and brushes. The palette contains enough...
field painting box

field painting box

  Field painting box – a streamlined take on a field painting box with wet panel storage, adjustable spring-loaded easel mechanism, and incorporated palette.   Features: Quick setup and take-down – open it up and get to painting. Friction hinges keep the lid at the angle it is opened to (similar to a laptop screen,...
contact mic surface

contact mic surface

The contact mic surface is an instrument designed to translate acoustic information into electrical signals for amplification or integration into an audio signal path. The instrument is double-sided, switchable between birch and aluminum, allowing you to take advantage of the varied properties and tonal characteristics. The instrument comes in two versions, either a 12″ stereo...
pedal board + case

pedal board + case

Pedal board with case.           Pedal board features:  Slanted surface for comfortable access to effect pedals. Fully covered with velcro loop for flexible pedal placement. Interior space neatly houses power supplies, leaving the top free for effects. Slot along the top for routing cables. 1/4″ input, output, send and return jacks...
effect pedal modifications

effect pedal modifications

Modified + repainted Electro-Harmonix Freeze effect pedal and remote switch. Features: Soft-switches for smooth and quiet, click-less operation. Remote foot-switch jack(s) installed to connect to a separate switch, enabling table-top manipulation and foot activation. Refinished enclosure and updated knob for improved aesthetics. Materials: aluminum Dimensions: 4.5″ (h)  x 2.5 (w) x 1.25″ (d),  remote: 2″...
2880 foot controller enclosure

2880 foot controller enclosure

  Rehoused 2880 foot controller for a smaller footprint, quiet operation and improved aesthetics. Features: Reduced size/footprint (compared to the original case) Soft-switches for smooth and quiet click-less operation Materials: aluminum, poplar Dimensions: 5.5″ (h) x 7.5″ (w) x 1.25″ (d)          
reel-to-reel remote foot controller

reel-to-reel remote foot controller

Foot controller remote for 4-track reel-to-reel tape machine, enables transport controls to be accessed from the floor at a distance. Features: Soft-switches for quiet operation. Foot controlled access to record, play, fast-forward and stop. Materials: poplar, aluminum Dimensions: 16.5 x 1.75″                
reel-to-reel modification + case

reel-to-reel modification + case

Modified reel-to-reel tape machine inside of a custom birch ply case. Modifications include: Modified playback circuit to always enable both channels for playback. Erase-head is able to be engaged or disengaged. Recording is independently engaged or disengaged for each channel. Pins added as tape-guides for closed loops or routing tape to another machine. Additional 1/4″...
reel-to-reel modification / tape echo

reel-to-reel modification / tape echo

Modified reel-to-reel tape machine, with additional head-block effectively creating a self-contained tape delay instrument. The additional head-block is adjustable in angle to allow for different playback tonalities. Tape head inputs have been added to the side of the unit and a switch on the back allows for the additional playback head to take the place of...
midi controller

midi controller

64 button midi controller in a custom poplar enclosure, built to provide a physical interface to computer software. The design is based on Arduinome, an open-source Monome alternative. Each button has an led which can be coded to light on button press and/or display information. Essentially a blank slate to build on.      ...
punch-card music box

punch-card music box

Punch-card music box movement in a poplar enclosure, fitted with a 1/4″ instrument jack connected to an internal piezo pickup. Like a player piano, the punch-cards determine the notes played, while the hand-crank determines the speed. Blank punch-cards allow for creating unique melodies with up to 30 notes (3 octaves).         Materials:...