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Gear is cool. I like using it, and I like building it.

I've been fortunate to work for Korg R&D for a number of years, participating in the development of the Wavestation line, the legendary-but-never-released original OASYS, the 1212 I/O, the OASYS PCI, the OASYS keyboard, and most recently the KRONOS.

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I'm not a programmer, but occasionally I've dabbled at making simple musical tools on my own. I wrote the Yamaha SPX-900 librarian module distributed with Opcode's Galaxy, for instance. Some of my modest creations are available on the pages below.

OSX patch lists in midnam format for MOTU's Digital Performer and Digidesign's Pro Tools. These include a new, categorized version of the Fireworx patch list and a categorized patch list for the Eventide DSP7000.

Korg OASYS PCI plug-ins. OASYS PCI is one of the best products I've ever had the honor to work on, and it's been one of my studio's secret weapons. I've created 30 free plug-ins for OASYS PCI, including O-Code, O-Mod, Filtermod, Bit Bucket, and more; additional information and download links are available here.

Patch lists & consoles for Digital Performer (OS9 only). MOTU's Digital Performer is my main audio and sequencing environment. I've developed a few small widgets for using DP with Line 6's Pod Pro and the tc electronics Fireworx, which are available for download here.

Hypercard Delay Calculator. Some time ago, I created this handy little Hypercard stack (for MacOS classic) for calculating multitap delays; you can find more information and a download link here.













I maintain a small personal project studio, which I've long nicknamed the "Construction Zone." Based on Digital Performer, MOTU PCI audio interfaces, Mackie control surface and monitoring, Focusrite ISA mic pres, channel strips, and converters, and room treatments from RealTraps and GIK, it provides 48 channels of high-definition analog and digital I/O with hands-on moving fader automation in a quiet, acoustically controlled environment.

The studio includes a small selection of professional synths and keyboards, several of which I've helped to develop during my time at Korg R&D. Drums were my first instrument, and I've collected a small arsenal of things to shake, jangle, and thwack. Some day I would like to learn to make the pedal steel sing, but for now I am content for it to make smooth, sweet, and mysterious noises once in a while.

For the obligatory equipment lists, see:
Recording Gear
Keyboards & Guitars