Fluxmonkey's basement workshop, panorama view

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 documentation of our projects (music/recordings, installations, etc.), stuff for sale (recordings, printed circuit boards) and various Workshops & DIY activities. For current information about gigs and tours, please follow us on Facebook.

Featured Printed Cirucit Boards For Sale:

MixChiclet printed circuit board, populated

MixChiclet - basic mixer/buffer/level shifter

  • Tiny (1.825" x 0.7"), skiff-friendly
  • Can be built with either through-hole or SMD parts
  • DC-coupled for mixing CVs if required
  • Can be battery powered for portable use
  • Flexible building options
  • Build docs & BOM
208 Random printed circuit board, unpopulated

Random CV generator, based on Music Easel

  • One pulse in, 4 different CVs out
  • Reliable, CMOS/Shift-register based
  • All components currently available, no unobtainium
  • Easy way to add wacky to your patches!
  • Full documentation here

Purchasing pages for all our PCBs: workshop/SDIY, and Buchla inspired.

Buchla 100/200 Series Documentation Pages

News and updates:

  • Added a couple pages for Waking the Intonarumori, our weekly radio show on WCSB. Avant composed, improvised, and found musiks, erring Mondays, 9:00-11:00AM EST at 89.3FM in Cleveland, or at WCSB.org.
  • Documentation about Dröhnen/Dröna (our new pipe organ installation), plus the Echoes of Brood V geolocated Cicada soundwalk, and various other sound art activities and installations in the new Sound Art/Installations section of the site.
  • Our monthly Cleveland Deep Listening Circle has resumed regular in-person meetings, on the last Sunday of every month at the Waterloo Arts Gallery Cafe, 15601 Waterloo Rd., from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • All synth DIY PCBs are in stock & shipping! Including the Mix Chiclet mixer/utility board, Piezo Pre high-impedance matching preamp for piezo pickups, Utility LFO modulating oscillator, and the Ciat Lonbarde-designed Fourses (monster touchable noise synth). (Order here.)
  • New PCBs based on the Buchla Dual Sine-Saw Osillator are now available; 144 Dual Square Wave Oscillator coming soon!
  • High quality panels for our selection Historic Buchlish PCBs are still available from "The Beast" (see under "Collaborative" in his site menu).


Buy Recordings

Fluxmonkey makes things to listen to (CDs, tapes, etc.). Some of those listenable things are for sale.
For those who want downloads, playlists, etc., recordings are also available on Bandcamp.

Listen/view online

Miscellaneous unreleased videos, live cuts, works-in-progress... listen/watch here


[New!]  Installations and sculptural sound art, including the Cicada Project, Dröhnen/Dröna, Field Recordings, Instrumental Objects... here


Buy PCBs

Buy printed boards for various SDIY electronics projects like the MixChiclet, Piezo Pre, or Utility LFO; the Ciat Lonbarde-designed Fourses (monster touchable noise synth); and 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


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


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!).