Making of v3

by Clint on November 22nd 2015

After 3 years in the making, I'm happy to finally release synnack v3. This release is an audio chronicle of the past 3 years and somewhat of a bookend closing a period of my life of change and rebirth. This release is dedicated to all those who lived to love yourself again. When you make experime... (continue reading) August 2012 Update

by Clint on August 23rd 2012

There have been lots of small updates and enhancements to since my last blog update on the new URL format. I thought I'd take some time to document them all in one shot. Generally the enhancements in th... (continue reading)

Making of Katrina

by Clint on June 13th 2012

On June 2nd 2012 I released a new work called Katrina which explores the time period surrounding Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent impact on those from the affected area. This release combines recordings of analog modular synthesis and Max... (continue reading)

Laptop Live Performance Tips Part 8

by Clint on March 5th 2012

For the next installment of the Laptop Live Performance Series I'd like to spend a minute talking about the importance of 2 fundamental things that are in IMHO vital to ensure a successful live performance. These are not technical things but actually more about setting proper expectat... (continue reading)

creating by destroying

by Clint on January 28th 2012

One of the fundamental things that drew me to "industrial" or experimental music when I was a teenager was the idea of taking something known, and transforming it into something else entirely. It was sort of like data encryption to me; creating little secret origins of sound that listeners will neve... (continue reading)

On DAW Audio Quality

by Clint on December 6th 2011

Erik from InnerPortal Studio recently did some testing comparing the summing bus of Ableton Live with Logic Pro. The subsequent discussions about this test on various forums (net is that... (continue reading)

Announcing synnack Katrina

by Clint on December 3rd 2011

Work is well underway on the next synnack release, Katrina, and should be complete early 2012. This release will be a roughly 45 minute single track and released on Force of Nature as part of the ... (continue reading)

LineFO update to 1.4

by Clint on May 30th 2011

This weekend I updated one of my first Max for Live devices, LineFO to version 1.4. When M4L first came out, there were quickly many devices shared to modulate parameters. In the most recent M4L update, Ableton even added their own... (continue reading)

Fan Interview

by Clint on May 1st 2011

A year ago, I posted in the blog asking for fan interview questions. As usual, I posted a link to the entry on facebook and twitter. I got a ... (continue reading)

Mastering Plugins

by Clint on January 29th 2011

From the things that drive me so crazy I blog about them department, I get and see this question all the time: I have [insert plugin or application name] that does mastering, can't I just use that?While nothing wrong with using mastering plugins or applications to enhance your mat... (continue reading)

Making of init.system

by Clint on November 13th 2010

On October 22nd 2010, synnack and 0xf8 Studios released a full-length DVD on Force of Nature titled "init.system" (... (continue reading)

What is FLAC and why should you use it?

by Clint on September 20th 2010

What is FLAC?I decided to give away the new synnack release as free mp3 because with the more experimental sounding releases, the audience is much smaller and I felt it was more important for it to get heard, than to sell it. However, I also know that many people who are into more experimen... (continue reading)

Making of synnack v2.5

by Clint on September 4th 2010

The new synnack release, v2.5, is finally out and available in 2 formats from our label, Force of Nature. A free MP3 version, and a FLAC version that features an additional track, custom artwork, and of cour... (continue reading)

Interview synnack

by Clint on May 30th 2010

So v2.5 is coming soon. And the new DVD. I was thinking about what interviews I might go after to promote these releases. I decided instead to just ask my friends and fans what they want to know and I'll post it to the synnack blog as an interview. Have a look at the two releases in question... (continue reading)

Spontaneous Sound Design Recording

by Clint on April 7th 2010

To prepare for the upcoming release of v2.5, we had a photoshoot taken in Dave's studio by Karla Clute. At this point in my career I am completely sick of pretty much all band photos. How often can you see... (continue reading)


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