fluxmonkey / bbob drake

Fluxmonkey is a kittylitter bucket full of sonic activities involving bbob drake, including electronic and electro-acoustic performance, recordings, synthesizer design and construction, and workshops on music tech and improvisation.

This site includes stuff for sale (recordings, printed circuit boards) as well as various Workshops & DIY. For current information about gigs and tours, please follow us on Facebook.

News and updates:

  • New PCBs designs! Brand new Mix Chiclet micro utility mixer, Piezo Pre high-impedence matching preamp for piezo pickups, and Utility LFO modulating oscillator, in stock & shipping! (Order here.)
  • A ton of newly scanned Buchla Schematics posted to the Buchla documentation pages, courtesy of gentleman & synth scholar Grant Richter.
  • High quality panels for our selection Historic Buchla PCBs now available from "The Beast" in England. Julian also sells PCB/panel bundles, particularly helpful to folks on that side of the pond.
  • Replenished stock of Ciat-Lonbarde designed Fourses Tarp tactile noize synth, Videffektor PCBs – simple video-glitch circuit, and our other workshop PCBs

Covid19 Status:

  • Our studio is still closed to the public at this time (no in-person workshops or shows) but we're looking forward to reopening as soon as it's safe.
  • SDIY, Workshop and Buchlish PCBs are in stock and shipping! We hit the Post Office twice a week, so there should be minimal delay in fulfilling your orders.
  • The monthly Deep Listening Study Group is in the process of preparing for in person (outdoor, socially distanced) meetings as soon as the weather warms.
  • Don't forget to sign up for our mailing list for news and latest updates.

Buchla 100/200 Series Documentation Pages

Sounds

Buy Recordings

Fluxmonkey makes things to listen to (CDs, tapes, etc.). Some of those listenable things are for sale.

Listen/view online

[New!]  Miscellaneous unreleased videos, live cuts, works-in-progress... listen/watch here

Fluxmonkey Bandcamp

Some recordings are also available on Bandcamp, for those who want downloads, playlists, etc.


Hardware

Buy PCBs

Buy printed boards for various SDIY electronics projects (like the MixChiclet, Piezo Pre, or Utility LFO), as well as our CMOS noise-makers like the Looney Board, 40106 Hex Oscillator, and Videffektor.

Buchlaish Resources & PCBs

Printed circuit boards for fans of the original 100 and 200 series Buchla syntesizers, including the 110 Voltage Controlled Gate, 111 Ring Modulator, 160 Noise, 180 Attack Generator, 194 Bandpass Filter, and the Random Voltage Generator from the 208.


Workshops & DIY Resources

Workshops

Instructor-led workshops on a variety of topics, including Deep Listening, Arduino for Artists, Musique Concrète (field recording and sound editing), Pure Data... and more in the works

Electronoize Playshop

DIY documentation from past Electronoize Playshops, introducing basic electronics and projects for noize music and art. Full online instructions for various projects, including circuit bending, amplifiers, and CMOS noize devices

Video Resources

New series of basic DIY playshop projects for video hacking, starting with the Videffektor video glitch box


About Us

About Us

A little bit about who we are... and an actual Aritist CV

Contact/Newsletter

How to get in touch (email) or stay in touch (newsletter).

Bean Soup Recipes

Crucial information for starving artists everywhere: cheap and nourishing bean soup recipes (vegan!).