Devious Machines Duck Tip for EDM Pumping Effect

A while ago, I switched from Cableguys’ ShaperBox to Devious Machines’ Duck for handling side-chain pumping in my EDM songs. They both basically could do the job, but I just liked Duck’s UI better. So in my current song, I noticed that the kick and snare just didn’t hit right, even though I had everything …

The Ultimate Sylenth Preset Manager

Ok, let’s all agree on one thing. Sylenth is one hell of a synth. It was my first VST instrument and I’ve been a user for well over 10 years. However, as much as I’ve tried, I have never warmed up to the interface and pretty much only use presets. And therein lies the problem: …

Ableton Sampler-Simpler-Drum Rack-Audio Sound Difference

I was playing around with a kick sample using the different playback methods in Ableton and thought I heard a subtle difference. Sampler sounded more like the actual audio clip and Simpler/Drum Rack sounded slightly thinner. So loaded them all in a project and used Blue Cat’s FreqAnalyst Multi to see if there actually was …

New Theme…Finally

I last changed my site theme on June 9, 2015. It was getting a bit long in tooth and not playing nice with browser and plug-in changes. As of now, I’m going with a bare-bones basic theme. I’ve done my best to track down and fix various anomalies caused by the change, but you may …

Electric butter warmer/softener DIY

I like to keep my butter on the kitchen counter and have been searching for a way to keep it soft–at least not rock-hard–for years. The problem got significantly worse after I moved to Colorado. Now, I tried keeping the butter on top of the refrigerator, using a french butter dish and a grater knife, …

RokiJump, the Roku remote that can skip thru commercials now available in the Apple App Store!

‎RokiJump ‎Roki​Jump, the ROKU remote that can skip through commercials! Program a button to fast-forward for a certain amount of time before playing. Skip through one-minute, two-minute, or however long, commercials, sports timeouts, previous-episode rehash, and more. Of course, RokiJump has all of the normal… My first iOS app is now available in the Apple …