This page, like most pages on my website, is a work in progress. If you have questions you'd like answered here, comment below, or write a question on your own website and send me a webmention! Philosophy Why did you build a modular synthesizer? At first I was just curious to see if I could… Read more...


Beckstrom Holiday Extravaganza Volume VIII by Chris Beckstrom A holiday tradition since 2009: Eclectic and unusual arrangements of holiday favorites. Polka to metal, funk to avant garde, Beckstrom Holiday Extravaganza Volume VIII has it all! ALBUM NOTES Russian Dance - A funk arrangement performed in one take (per instrument). Influenced by James Brown, Vulfpec You're… Read more...



It is refreshingly imperfect, stunningly raw, and absolutely chock-full of character. It is the perfect antidote to digital computer-based music production. I am certain there is no other synthesizer quite like it. I am certain because I built it. Read more...





My Max/Msp-made interface for the Becktone 3000I get obsessed with things pretty quickly, and I'm prone to just as quickly changing my obsession to a new one. That's what has happened recently, going from everything fishing all the time to everything music all the time. By no means have I given up fishing; but due… Read more...

Well I've gone and done it now, I've given a name to my homemade virtual modular synthesizer. For now at least I'm calling it the Becktone 3000. It's a pretty cool musical instrument, if I do say so myself. Here are some of it's (current) key features:• 1 oscillator monophonic synthesizer, with a choice of… Read more...