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Residency / Performance at the ClockTower

Friday, August 10th, 2012 | Posted in Blogroll

Come check out my latest installation/performance DroneScape at the Clock Tower gallery/radio in lower Manhattan.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 – 6:00pm.
This will be my last performance in the US before I move to The Netherlands.
Click the image below for more info…

I’m moving to the Netherlands!

Saturday, August 4th, 2012 | Posted in Blogroll

Hey world. I’m moving to the Netherlands. I’m going to study electronic musical instrument design and history as a masters student in the Instruments&Interfaces program which is a collaboration between The Institute of Sonology and STEIM.
I’m excited to meet new people, participate in more festivals (now that I don’t need to fly over from the US) and I have a ton of projects I’m eager to work on.
Drop me a line if you’re in Den Haag or Amsterdam and want to show me around or talk about synths :-)
pete[at]casperelectronics[dot]com

DroneLab no more

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 | Posted in Blogroll

End of life alert! The DroneLab is being discontinued. Its been a good run but the time has come to make room for a new era of drone. I have around 30 DroneLabs in stock. Once those are gone that’s it. buy one here.

NovaDrone V1.3

Sunday, July 15th, 2012 | Posted in Blogroll

Working on developments and documentation of the evolving NovaDrone project with help from Perte de Signal in Montreal. Then I’m off to the Netherlands to join Steim‘s Instruments&Interfaces graduate program. More on that later. In the meantime, here’s a video of the latest NovaDrone in action.

NovaDrones for sale!

Monday, June 18th, 2012 | Posted in Blogroll


BUY ONE HERE
The NovaDrone is a brand new experimental analog sound and light synth which packs a whopping 15 voltage outputs and a big prototyping area for finding new features.

We have a limited edition of 30 assembled and tested V1.2 NovaDrones to sell.

Sunday, June 17th, 2012 | Posted in Blogroll

performance, World Science Festival, Saturday June 2nd

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 | Posted in Blogroll

Come see me perform hand made industrial dance noise at the World Science Festival. More info here.

June 2, 2012, 12pm to 7pm (free)
Casperelectronics performance at 4pm.
Polytechnic Institute of NYU, MetroTech Plaza
5 MetroTech Center (map)
Brooklyn, NY

Watch the first public demonstration of quantum levitation; get lost in the robot petting zoo; play with the world’s lightest material; listen to innovative experimental music; and more.

Mini-Modular synth kit

Friday, May 25th, 2012 | Posted in Blogroll

I’m working on a new compact modular synth kit project based largely (but not entirely) on the SSM2164 quad VCA chip. I just ordered the PCBs today. You can see it here
Just drafted a design for a touch controller to go with that I’m pretty excited about.
Inspired by the BugBrand CTL1 module which was in turn inspired by this and this article in Synapse magazine (from 1977).
More to come!The new NovaDrone is on it’s way too!

Vote for me! Rhizome Grant

Monday, May 21st, 2012 | Posted in Blogroll

I’ve applied for a grant from Rhizome in NYC to help fund the development and documentation of an open source analog synthesizer called the Benjola. This is an open source kit adaptation of the amazing Benjolin Synthesizer invented by Rob Hordijk. 8 grants are awarded by a panel of judges. 2 are awarded by votes from Rhizome members.

If you are a Rhizome member and want to help bring this project to life, please vote for me.
I am applying for funding to develop the kit then produce and distribute 30 units to builders and musicians around the world who will build, use and develop the project further. The entire project will be documented on my website and be freely available for others to use as a starting point for their own Benjola projects.

New projects and PCBs

Saturday, May 12th, 2012 | Posted in Blogroll

I’ve been doing a lot of development lately. I’m waiting on the new NovaDrone PCBs which will be here monday. There will be lots of info on that up soon.
The DroneLab sequencer unfortunately needs a redesign and has been delayed by a few months. I’m converting it from an analog&logic design to a micro controller based system. Of course I should have just done this from the beginning. Oh well.
Also working on a series of stacking analog modular synth PCBs based on the SSM2164 IC. I will have those ready and for sale in my store in a month or so. More info on those soon.