The Hard/Soft Option Pt. 5

Hey folks! I apologize for the long delay between posts. I’ve been really busy with some personal obligations since my last post. I’m still in the middle of working on these obligations, but I finally have an update on things. In our last installment, I went over the strengths of the Modstep app, and talked…


I’m Baaaaaack

That’s right, aside from one post last week, I’ve been on vacation. Most of the reason I hadn’t been posting is because I…er…was…working. That’s right, I spend my time off work painting houses. Believe it or not, it was quite relaxing, AND I got paid to do it. This was worth it to me because…


Lofionic releases Duplicat

I love delay! I don’t care if it’s analog, digital, hardware or software, or even if it’s natural sound bouncing off natural surfaces, echoes are awesome. Many moons ago, as a budding guitarist, I remember my first two effects pedals were chorus and delay. As my experiences and education as a musician grew, so did…


The Hard/Soft Option Pt.4

One of the benefits to doing a project like this one is that I’m not the first one to do a project like this, so there is much to learn from other people and the way they went about designing their rigs. While that is the case, each artist has their unique vision in which…


The Hard/Soft Option Pt. 3

Narrator(read this as if Morgan Freeman was talking): The saga continues with Brian donning his mad scientist lab coat and that crazed look in his eye. All the wiring and routing has affected him negatively. Between finding a signal path that will accommodate his sonic needs and making an organized and aesthetically pleasing array of…


The Hard/Soft Option Pt. 2.5

Yes, I know. Decimal points on a multi-part series is silly, considering that the decimal point is actually a part unto itself. I digress. My reason for doing this is simple, really. I’m working on part three, but haven’t finished testing connections yet. So technically, this should be part four…maybe, I don’t know. Last night,…


Apps, Beta Testing and You

Hi folks. Today, I am deviating off the previous series to talk about something else that I was thinking about this morning. Not to worry. For those who have started to follow my exhaustive series on using physical devices with apps in peace and harmony, I’ll be back with part three soon. I still have…


The Hard/Soft Option Pt. 2

On part one, we left off at introducing the cast of characters. The ridiculous part is, I have more gear than I probably need for such a project. Since the last post, I’ve spent hours designing this rig in my head, from exactly what gear I plan to use to how I’m going to route…


The Hard/Soft Option Pt. 1

Man, can I come up with some strange blog names or what! As the name slightly suggests, in today’s blog, I will be documenting my journey into integrating hardware with software, more specifically, my iPad with the Volca Series, by Korg. Unless you have an insanely short attention span, you will also notice that this…


Bram Bos’ Ruismaker Drum Machine

This morning, I woke up to a post on the iPad Musician Facebook page, from Bram Bos. He was giving away some promo codes for his drum machine app, Ruismaker. As cool as that was, it was his name alone that caught my attention. I asked him if this was the same Bram Bos from…