Servicing the Novation Circuit: A Customer Success Story

Introduction: Whenever I travel, I love taking one or two pieces of gear with me to jam while on the road. The Novation Circuit has filled that role perfectly for a long time. It is amazing as a standalone unit, and it is even better when paired with a laptop or iPad and an editor app. BTW, if you’d like to see a video on some of the iPad apps that I use with it, let me know in the comments, and I’ll make a video post in the future.

Daring to Fix My Electronics: Giving Old Gear a Second Life

Are you hesitant to open up that broken electronic device, fearing that you might make things worse? I recently faced this dilemma when my trusty Traktor Audio 6 audio interface suffered a broken barrel jack for power. Rather than replacing it or seeking expensive professional repairs, I decided to take matters into my own hands. The result? An inspiring journey of fixing my gear and giving it a second life.

Hello World, Again...

Hello World, Again… It’s been over a decade since my last blog post. My old website, www.juanlittledevil.com, has disappeared, and I have no intention of resurrecting it anytime soon. However, I thought I should probably save the posts. To my surprise, I went through all my backups and didn’t find the WordPress database backup. I thought I would have to give those up, but it turns out that archive.org still has a copy of the site.

Unlocking Creative Possibilities with Mozaic and Custom MIDI Scripts

If you’re a musician or music producer who loves crafting unique sounds and optimizing your MIDI workflow, then you’re in for a treat. Today, we’re diving into the world of Mozaic, a powerful iOS app that empowers you to create custom MIDI scripts and effects. But that’s not all; we’ll also explore two fantastic scripts from my collection. Mozaic: Your MIDI Scripting Playground Mozaic is a versatile iOS app designed for musicians and producers looking to take control of their MIDI setups.

Building the Arcade MIDI Controller

Introduction Today, we embark on a creative journey into the world of MIDI control, buttons, knobs, and music. Meet the Arcade MIDI Stick, a versatile MIDI controller designed to put the power of music creation at your fingertips. In this blog post, I’ll take you through the journey of creating this unique MIDI controller, providing insights into its design, capabilities, and the technology that brings it to life. The Inspiration The Arcade MIDI Stick is not my first foray into MIDI controllers.


STUFFSONG First off, it’s been a while since I’ve posted any new music to my site or done anything remotely creative. Finding the right balance between geek and artist has been challenging. But I’m back with a tease as to what I’ve been doing with my time… The audio STUFFSONG was programmed almost entirely in Ableton Live using mostly Operators and a few other plugins including. The visuals are created using Processing 2.