Had some server issue but I am back!

POTAR's Golden Urchin Bells

I had some serious server issues last month but POTAR Design Devices is back! Everything is running smooth, transactions are secure, and I have something new to offer. The newest POTAR one-off, Golden Urchin Bells. Limited Edition : 1 of 1 in this format How do you play it? You can strum or pick the … Read more

Some Fundamentals of Sound – Hi-Fidelity Mart News 1955

fundamentals of sound 1955

I saw this neat set of charts while perusing an old copy of the Hi-Fidelity Mart Newspaper from 1955. I am pack rat and hoarder of sorts. I collect all kinds of things, from different kinds of succulents, to records. While searching for records I often cool articles, stickers, pictures, and other stuff in the … Read more

Bent // Broken 2024

POTAR Bent Broken Circuit Bending Festival video thumbnail

I am still trying to digest all the great videos from this years Bent // Broken Virtual Circuit Bending Festival. My submission is presented for you below, and HERE is a link to the entire event archive. It is worth a listen, a watch, and maybe both. For my submission I used a circuit bent … Read more

Bent // Broken 2024 is getting close

2024 circuit bending festival flyer

Really excited for this years Bent // Broken Worldwide Circuit Bending Festival organized by the amazing Echo Lightwave Unspeakable. After being an online/virtual festival since inception, this year will debut the first in-person/live event to compliment the virtual festival. Bent // Broken is really important event in the circuit bending community. It is an event … Read more

In the field: Afro-Cuban Drummers

Decorative image - Afro cuban drummers in Long Beach

In early December last year (2023) I was driving around the peninsula area of Long Beach, looking for seagulls to record for a project I was working on when I stumbled on a group of Afro-Cuban drummers chanting and making offerings to Oshun. My gear was already setup in my front seat so I parked … Read more

Simaha – from Bent // Broken 2023

Bent // Broken 2023 was amazing! Lots of great circuit-bent artists from all over the world, doing what they do in new and unusual ways. Big shout out to Echo Lightwave Unspeakable for hosting and curating the event. My submission can be found below. More performers can be found on YouTube.

Stereo phono preamp using JAN 6418 tubes

Here is a nice little stereo phono preamp using a pair of JAN 6418 subminiature tubes. This design uses very few components and adds a nice bit of extra oomph and tube tone sparkle to your input signal. I have tested on turntables and cassette decks with great results. Using an IC7660s as a charge … Read more

POTAR Design Devices