Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Ephemera, miscellany and cosmic debris

Help out some friends: buy some music

I did a quickie mix and master this week for a fun project EP that is being released for a good cause.  They are selling it on Bandcamp at dudeistpriests , with the proceeds going Seth Werkheiser’s family — bass player, music

Help out some friends: buy some music

I did a quickie mix and master this week for a fun project EP that is being released for a good cause.  They are selling it on Bandcamp at dudeistpriests , with the proceeds going Seth Werkheiser’s family — bass player, music

Coil winder pt. 3: Tensioner mechanics and woes

Winding instrument pickups presents a few interesting challenges in terms of wire tension. We will step through all these issues, compare them with available technologies, and propose solutions. SECTION A) – THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF PICKUP WINDING 1 – wire

Coil winder pt. 3: Tensioner mechanics and woes

Winding instrument pickups presents a few interesting challenges in terms of wire tension. We will step through all these issues, compare them with available technologies, and propose solutions. SECTION A) – THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES OF PICKUP WINDING 1 – wire

Coil winder Part 2: considering servos for traverse

In order to minimize parts count, cost, and complexity while maximizing flexibility, I have settled on a servo for the winder’s traverse mechanism, rather than the traditional stepper or DC motor. It will I weighed the pros and cons, and

Coil winder Part 2: considering servos for traverse

In order to minimize parts count, cost, and complexity while maximizing flexibility, I have settled on a servo for the winder’s traverse mechanism, rather than the traditional stepper or DC motor. It will I weighed the pros and cons, and

Working toward a 3d-printed CNC coil winder

My recent excursions into the world of Arduino and 3D printing has opened up a whole world of possibilities.  Since I am in the process of retooling my workshop and designing a new winder, I thought it would be a

Working toward a 3d-printed CNC coil winder

My recent excursions into the world of Arduino and 3D printing has opened up a whole world of possibilities.  Since I am in the process of retooling my workshop and designing a new winder, I thought it would be a

Using Apple’s built-in audio conversion and diagnostics

Using Apple’s built-in audio conversion and diagnostics Apple has included several useful command-line programs for audio engineers and programers which are, unfortunately, not well documented. Among these are utilities for checking for clipping, gathering general playback information, and format conversion

Using Apple’s built-in audio conversion and diagnostics

Using Apple’s built-in audio conversion and diagnostics Apple has included several useful command-line programs for audio engineers and programers which are, unfortunately, not well documented. Among these are utilities for checking for clipping, gathering general playback information, and format conversion

Updated mda freeware AU version plugins

The last (2010 i think?) AU-version build of Paul Kellett’s  wonderful mda free/open-source audiounit plugin bundle doesn’t work for me (not loading and some crashing badly), so I took a few hours and hacked the code a bit to get

Updated mda freeware AU version plugins

The last (2010 i think?) AU-version build of Paul Kellett’s  wonderful mda free/open-source audiounit plugin bundle doesn’t work for me (not loading and some crashing badly), so I took a few hours and hacked the code a bit to get

Quick and dirty oscilloscope/waveform AU plugin

I could not find a simple, free oscilloscope plugin that would run in a 64-bit OSX AU host, so I grabbed an old Apple demo-code project, updated it to the new standards and libraries, and rolled a universal 32/64-bit AU.

Quick and dirty oscilloscope/waveform AU plugin

I could not find a simple, free oscilloscope plugin that would run in a 64-bit OSX AU host, so I grabbed an old Apple demo-code project, updated it to the new standards and libraries, and rolled a universal 32/64-bit AU.