The Silent Planet

July 20, 2017

I remember the feelings associated with the first few weeks after my brother died pretty vividly.   That feeling of grief, sadness, despair, all of it, just completely overwhelming and just, well, downright oppressive.  Just that weight that never seem to go away, and just pushes on your chest.  But in the insanity of those first few Read more…



Follow Your Bliss

January 18, 2017

I posted this email I got to my Instagram account with the caption “Didn’t know that ‘me from 10 years ago’ would be emailing today.  Hopefully I can give this person some good advice.”  There were a lot of comments from folks expressing interest in seeing the response, so here it is: I’m finally getting Read more…



Spectre “Blue Knob Mod”

November 24, 2016

We are coming out with a mod for Spectre today, and I’m pretty gosh darned excited about it. It all started with an email.  Well, no… plural.  Emails.   Customers seemed to be loving Spectre except for the inherent background noise that it had.  The emails were particularly compelling because it was clear that this was Read more…



A 2nd KNOBS Tonal Recall Video: Why?

November 1, 2016

“The Artist 10k” by Dave Coverly.  Reproduced with permission.  Chase Bliss Audio midi guru Paul Uhl sent me this comic when we were in the throes of beta testing / final development, and it felt so appropriate.  There were so many times during the Tonal Recall development process where I thought I was finally “done,” Read more…



Warped Vinyl: The Case for mkII

March 22, 2015

With the release of Warped Vinyl mkII and Wombtone mkII, I figured the two biggest questions people would ask would be: “What is different?” and “Why?”  I’m going to spend a little time here discussing these questions in regards to the analog design changes/modifications in Warped Vinyl.  I’ll talk about Wombtone in a future post. Read more…