Alittle over a month ago I lost my pet, my best friend and companion that I've had for the last 6 years. Her name was Wookie, a wonderful and very special dog.
She could do a ton of tricks (some that she came up with herself). She loved to take long walks, jump up on things, swim, play and training (agility). he was very social and loved to just hang out, even when I was recording bands. She would often fell asleep at the feet of singers while recording (even screaming vocals). She always knew when we were planning stuff. Even when we talked quietly she could pick out words out of long sentences and get totally psyched for something to happen. She was very intense (alittle bit of a nutcase in a good way) with all her emotions on the outside. Easily stressed and fragile but very fun, warm and loving. Wookie my sweet darling, I love you and I miss you.
Because of her passing I kinda lost my inspiration for pedal building and breadboarding new things, so that's why there's been very few blog updates lately and I apologize if I have been slow to reply when people are asking for help. I hope that some inspiration will return to me eventually because I have alot of ideas that I have not explored yet.
Ray Wilson 1955 - 2016
I would also like to dedicate this post to Ray Wilson - A true DIY legend within the synth DIY community and the creator of Music from other space. He recently passed away, and it saddens me alot. He was a big inspiration to me and his book Make: Analog Synthesizers got me interested in making pedals with cmos. It has a very brief but good chapter about cmos uses that led me to buy the CMOS Cookbook and without it I would not have come up with ideas for many of my pedals. I also was in contact with Ray a few times and he always wrote excellent replies (I still have a Subcommander Guitar Synth PCB waiting to be finished). Thank you Ray for your great contribution to the DIY community and for being a true inspiration. Rest in Peace.