New EP

Posted on September 26, 2020

My new EP, “The Days That Remain And Those That Follow” is available now! This EP was recorded in the first half of 2020 and reflects at a macroscopic scale, on the insanely tumultuous events of the year, but on a more personal level it echoes the anxiety and joy of impending parenthood. The somewhat […]

Cutlasses and R.Dyer live in the Lockdown Lounge

Posted on May 24, 2020

Thanks to all of that ‘attended’ our performance last night. Combining a fairly involved audio setup with a 2 camera visual setup was quite tricky, and I was a little nervous about it all, but it all seemed to go down ok.     Gear: Everything in this case is DIY (including the case itself). […]

Live stream

Posted on May 22, 2020

R.Dyer and myself were supposed to do a live show last month at the Rose Hill, but it was cancelled for obvious reasons. Why not watch us from the comfort of your own sofa instead, perhaps with a warming glass of Brandy? Playing Saturday 23rd May 8:30 UK time. https://www.youtube.com/cutlasses/live

Developing on STM32

Posted on May 8, 2020

Over the past months I’ve been investigating moving away from Teensy to another microcontroller ¬†ecosystem. I love Teensy, and I wouldn’t have made the majority of my projects without it, I’ve learnt so much from it, and I still think it has the best libraries of any of the alternatives. It’s always the first thing […]

Immersive Music Making

Posted on April 11, 2020

I sincerely hope this post finds you healthy. I’m sure, like me, you’re feeling your fair share of existential angst. Being on lockdown is vitally important, but it can be very difficult. It does give us all a bit more time to focus on some indoor creative pursuits, so this (Good) Friday, myself and a […]

RadioDrum

Posted on February 16, 2020

Recently, I’ve been working on a new firmware for the RadioMusic by MusicThing Modular.¬† I wanted to get some drums into my case using as little HP as possible, so came up with this. The drum patterns are stored as text files on the SD card. Currently it only supports one pattern, going to be […]

New workshop incoming

Posted on February 12, 2020

I’m going to be doing another workshop on using the Teensy to work with digital audio. Come along and build and program circuits, and make some NOISE. It’s at the Sonics 2020 festival in Hastings. I’ve been involved in the festival for the last few years, it’s great, and I really recommend checking it out. […]

First workshop done

Posted on October 20, 2019

Thanks to everyone who came to my ‘Digital Audio with Microcontrollers Workshop’ last weekend. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did! The first workshop sold out pretty quickly, so we ended up running another one back to back. A pretty exhausting day, but definitely a rewarding one. I was pleasantly surprised how […]

Digital Audio with Microcontrollers Workshop

Posted on September 30, 2019

I’m going to be running a workshop on Saturday October 12th for Brighton Digital Festival. See here for tickets. It will be an introduction to creating and processing digital audio using microcontrollers. The workshop will centre around the Teensy, which if you read this site, you’ll know I’m quite keen on! Teensy is a development […]

Hackoustic

Posted on August 23, 2019

I’m really excited to be featured as part of the ‘Hackoustic: Presents’ nights at Iklectik in London on September the 21st. I’ll be doing a small talk about my DIY instruments followed by a performance, and will then give any interested members of the audience a chance to try out the instruments for themselves.   […]