Hi! My name is Matthew and I am a electronics and software engineer, recording musician, and proprietor of Extralife Instruments. I enjoy all things D.I.Y. and have lived in San Francisco since 2011. On this website I share some of my projects. You can find some of my hardware, software, music, and videos below.
Another update for Super Sixteen adds paraphonic sequencing, external mutation control, and more!
My new Studiologic keyboard is a great compact stage piano and synth, but it’s missing 1 key feature: fixed filter frequency control! I performed a quick circuit bend to make the joystick/modwheel mounted filter input more fine-adjustable with a simple rotary control.
I created a eurorack analog guitar synthesizer patch loosely based on the Moog Moogerfooger MF-107. It uses an envelope follower, a VCO with sync input, and a custom-made comparator fuzz designed in the 1970’s.
Super Sixteen has received a new, firmware update with many requested features like song mode and generative mutations!
To celebrate my new sequencer I decided to record 10 of my favorite synth riffs as tracks using only my modular rig, some pedals, and a Bass Station II.