Category: Blog

Apparently leaving the Gentoo Foundation

I’ve been a contributing member of the Gentoo Foundation for the past few years because of my work on Gentoo Studio. This sadly might be coming to an end. The Gentoo Foundation routinely cleans up the member list and removes inactive members based on whether or not members voted in at least one of the…


Wren – an open source, modular synth

I recently had a chance to hear Jan Punter’s Wren during the 2018 electro-music.com spring equinox streaming radio concert. This synth is amazing. It produced a vast range of sounds, from bongo-like percussion to deeply disturbing growls to mellow flute-like breezes. He offers it under a GNU license, so if anyone wants to¬† nab the…


How It All Began

Gentoo Studio was born out of frustration with Windows drivers for my original series Mackie Onyx mixers with Firewire cards. No, I’m not flaming Windows or Mackie. But I was frustrated. I had (and still have) a Mackie Onyx 1620 and a Mackie Onyx 1640, both with the Firewire option installed. I was using Cakewalk’s…