Category Mechlab Productions

Sound design tools: samples, impulse responses, field recordings.
Hardware concepts: Eurorack module designs, effects, sound generators.

New Eurorack Design: SSSCM

The next time someone tells you math isn’t magical, introduce them to the Single Sideband-Suppressing Carrier Modulator–or SSSCM for short. Based on 20th century broadcast technology, the SSSCM uses a modulator signal to suppress one sideband of the carrier signal,…

Testing a New Eurorack Design

Breadboarded electronics

Testing out a new single sideband suppressing carrier modulator demodulator module, with CV input. It’s like magic. Input two sounds: one carrier and one modulator. Math happens. Something gets either added or subtracted, then added to something else. Out comes…

Acoustic Arenas July Pack 2 Available

10 new recordings from around Portland OR Three capturing an incredibly blustery day in Pettygrove Park in Downtown Portland (serendipitously, on the same day that my new windscreen arrived) One recording of the Parks Department refilling the fountain at Pettygrove…

New Module Demos

Just added some new demos for the Thunderdome and Destructo Disc modules, further demonstrating some of the patching ideas outlined for each module. Look out next month for a series of low-effort/lo-fi reverb modules.

New Eurorack Design: Wocka

This module is a little fuzzy. Bears are fuzzy. My favorite bear is Fozzie the Bear. Fozzie sounds like fuzzy. Fozzie likes to tell bad jokes and celebrate his bad jokes with his trademark saying “Wocka wocka wocka”. And that’s…

New Sound Tools: Acoustic Arenas

Acoustic Arenas is a found sound project focused on capturing the aural architecture that surrounds us in our modern world. Urban cacophony; natural sounds; architectural ambience; auditory snippets of life in situ: captured in stereo for your sonic explorations. Enjoy…

New Eurorack Design: Destructo Disc

Named after the Mighty Krillin’s unstoppable sawblade of doom, the Destructo Disc is a sawtooth oscillator gone mad. Two waveshapers and an array of 555-based saw-width modulators transform a basic sawtooth waveform into a vast array of aggro sounds. Discover…

New Eurorack Design: Thunderdome

Thunderdome Eurorack module

Two sounds enter; one sound leaves. That’s the basic concept of this module. Built around a DG419 analog switch, the Thunderdome uses an internal square-wave oscillator to switch between two input signals at audio rate, producing sounds ranging from atonal…

New IR Library: The Threshold II

The Threshold II Impulse Response Library

The Threshold II is a library of dark and twisted artificial impulse responses geared towards more aggressive and exotic forms of electronic music. This library is designed to at create dark textures, deep ambient backgrounds and harsh reverberations. Discover more.