I've always been fascinated in sound and interactive design. Over the past decade I've studied and practiced working with different media disciplines, all with the goal of one day combining these skills to create awesome stuff. Now that I've reached a point where I am confident with audio and video, and working with Max/Msp has made me more comfortable with component level design, I'm now drawn deeper towards how it all works, what is really going on in all these devices?

For two months now I've been exploring electronics starting with the basics and slowly putting together my gear, tools, components, working on basic projects and circuits, repairing various equipment, teaching myself theory and reverse engineering stuff. It has always been a goal of mine to get into exploring electronics but I never found the time or money to make the jump and invest in a basic setup until recently. Having this separate space away from where I normally work and sit, and working more hands on, has been great for my mental health, and I am enjoying learning new things every day and exercising my brain in new ways.

I want to focus on audio design and repairing things. I hate how wasteful we have become, and support the right to repair, this relates to my professional work as a live events technician working with equipment that is often old and or experiences a lot of wear and tear. I have plan to modify my electronic instruments when I am more confident, and have been practicing with building DIY pedal kits. I'm dangerously close to falling into another rabbit hole that is Eurorack, and have already begun designing modules I want to build. I plan also to tinker with Arduino's and circuit bending things.

Even after two months I feel I have barely scratched the soldermask of what is possible, it can be frustrating at times trying to understand things, but at the same time it is incredibly satisfying once the LED in my head finally powers on and everything starts to make sense.

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