The Case for Good Design


Monster MIDI

If you think all MIDI controllers look like synths, think again. Tristan Shone’s hardcore industrial fetish yields handmade Drone Machine controllers in unlikely forms, like the 300lb disc Rotary Encoder and the Linear Actuator, a weighted slide handle with spring-loaded plungers at either end. Learn how to make the Headgear controller in Volume 22 and check out his sights and deep, dark sounds at

—Goli Mohammadi


Jeni Cheung (Tristan Shone): Benjamin Cowden (Shaker)


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