standalone

norns

a tiny linux computer. runs on a raspberry pi (or compute-module) with a 2x2 audio codec, a couple buttons and knobs, and a low-res screen.

i’ve written and contributed to a lot of scripts for norns – the one i’m most proud of is sempra.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ylj5nLv6IEg


octatrack

to me, it is the best sampler ever made. made with no clear use case, flexible and open. limited, old, obtuse, esoteric, and unmatched.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnxn4JRm7jQ


nord drum 2

a fairly new one to me. it’s an excellent physical- and analog-modeling desktop sound module.

modular

teletype

an algothmic event processor / sequencer / controller with a novel interface, styled after the earliest computer terminals. plug a keyboard straight into the front!

expanders
telexi input expander with 4 pots and 4 jacks
intellijel gx an unofficial expander i’m developing code to support
monome walk foot controls

crow

a tiny, machined-aluminum translator between many hosts and leaders. it speaks on its own too.

mangrove

the so-called “formant oscillator” - a full-analog combination of a square wave VCO, a rise/fall function generator and a tangential saturation circuit. very good at emulating wind-instrument sounds.


three sisters

resonant peaks with macro controls - for mixing or splitting signal(s) to/from its spectral divisions. each peak also acts as a smooth and clean many-mode filter.

great at creating a sort of resonant physical space for your sound to exist inside.

just friends

an extraordinarily well-conceived set of 6 digital slope generators - acting as a clock divider, a 6-voice 2-op FM polysynth, a 6-part unison voice, and many other things.