Resolution: Appreciating the little things

Gearing up for this Make Noise system has been an education in itself. Part of my goal is to offer up some options, from starting with a solid foundation, to absolute minimalism. But how can I really claim that an almost unspeakably minimal system is worth your time and money? Well, in my eyes, I’d […]

Making Noise in 2018

With a new year on the horizon, I thought it might be interesting for us to go on a little adventure in 2018. If you’re a regular reader, you probably already know that I have a lot of love for small systems. So, I figure, why not explore the creation of a new system together. […]

Doepfer A-149-1

A-149-1… with a name like that, what more could you want to know? Ok, maybe you’re not an alpha-numeric savant, tuned into the idiosyncrasies of Doepfer’s model numbers, and you still don’t know a thing. I guess we’ll have to belabor the point with words… The essence of the A-149-1 is a clocked, stepped random […]

WA-2A Leveling Amplifier

What exactly is the WA-2A? It’s a leveling amplifier, a sort of simplified compressor. The controls are shockingly uncomplicated. Most compressors give us individual control over the five major parameters of compression. Not the WA-2A, you get two knobs, output and reduction. It is an optical compressor. What this means is that the WA-2A is […]