How Many Knobs Is Perfect ?

How Many Knobs Is Perfect ?

I have spent much of the last month, working through some of the incredibly sophisticated sound design capabilities of my instruments. When I reached video number fifteen of a thirty video course, I realised that one of my Synths has some remarkable creative...
Heliophobic ?

Heliophobic ?

Heliophobia is a fear of the Sun…Whilst this may go some way to describing my condition, I don’t think its quite the same as the dread I feel December, through to February, and possibly even March. I’m not strictly speaking scared of the Sun, its...
Fix a Moog, Fix a Mood ?

Fix a Moog, Fix a Mood ?

This weekend, I have been repairing  and rebuilding one of  Dr. Moogs instruments. The damage was a broken shaft on one of the many knobs controlling the various parameters.  It annoyed me, and needed replacing. Beneath the exterior panels of any...
Big Change….

Big Change….

Another quick Blog tonight, because my head is full of work stuff. However It just occurred to me that one of the major changes since my transition has largely slipped by unnoticed. A  very subtle and steady shift that has taken about 4 years….. Let me put...
Pretty Scale –

Pretty Scale –

I’ve worked in IT for pretty much most of my adult  life. I had humble beginnings, operating ancient Mainframes on long hard night shifts. Whilst my colleagues snoozed or chatted I got stuck into reading the massive volumes of technical manuals, on CICS and...
Too Many Bills…..

Too Many Bills…..

There are certain times when the routine steady trickle of Bills that is such an essential part of 21st Century living seem to increase in frequency… They suddenly arrive thick and fast, barely giving one time to recover between the sharp intakes of breath that...