Running plugins through a tape deck

warm up your plugins using old tape machines

You can do a lot of things in-the-box to make your plugin synths sound vintage and interesting, but sometimes there’s just no replacement for real analog grittiness. Sometimes you just have to do a little work. So I decided to put Phonec through a real-world signal chain, essentially pulling it out the box, running it… continue reading »

Phonec v2.0 Development Fundraiser


Psychic Modulation has officially launched it’s crowdfunding campaign for Phonec v2.0 development. This will allow me to hire a skilled programmer to code Phonec as a VST plugin for Mac and Windows 64-bit. Phonec v2.0 will have lots of interesting new features, but best of all, it will finally be available for Mac users! However,… continue reading »

Phonec and the VHS Sound

VHS Logos for strange children's television

I’ve recently released my latest VST synth, Phonec, which has a certain character that can be sometimes hard to explain. So here I’ll try to expand on the ideas that led to the creation of this strange little synthesizer. The idea is based on the sound of an obscure electronic instrument from the past which… continue reading »


Retro futuristic design from the 1970s

I discovered this beautiful collection on Flickr recently and have since become really enthusiastic about product design from the 1970s. There’s just something about those simple color schemes, the clean fonts, a sense of futuristic minimalism from a time forgotten. But whatever the case, looking at these things has been somewhat of an inspiration for… continue reading »