April 20, 2017 by

The rest is noise: Ground loop isolators now available from myVolts

Once in a while, I talk to a user who is experiencing hum or buzz with their music gear – especially if they’re powering more than 3 or 4 pieces of gear from one power supply. Now, we all know nothing is 100% silent, a teeny tiny bit of noise is expected, but, as anyone who makes music knows, there’s a level at which noise moves from the OK to the unacceptable.
The good news is I’ve found a handy, cheap, solution for this, in the form of a Ground Loop Isolator.

Read on to find out more, and get a discount code for the myVolts shop!

myVolts Boutique 5-way power splitter cable
March 16, 2017 by

New myVolts splitter cable – power up to 5 Roland Boutiques with just one cable

By the very fact you’re reading this I assume you a) like making music and b) do not like worrying about how to power the things you use to make music.

That’s OK – myVolts is here to do that for you. Latest power problem we’ve solved? Powering a load of Roland Boutiques – we’ve made a cable to power 5 of them off one USB plug.

Read on for more info, plus a voucher code for 3 quid off!

February 2, 2017 by

“Electronic Music Production and Performance” w/ Brian Dillon from Meltybrains?, week 2

This is the second in my series of of two posts about the 2-day workshop on “Electronic Music production and Performance” by Brian Dillon from Meltybrains?, hosted in Block-T in Dublin 8. You can catch up with my musings on day 1 here!

Day 2 covered two main topics, Real Time Audio Processing, and Interaction Design. We did loads more with our live sets in Ableton (I had lots of questions about things I’d not been able to figure out when I was doing my homework during the previous week, Brian ably answered them), and the day culminated in a short performance of each of our Ableton sets, with live elements.

January 24, 2017 by

“Electronic Music Production and Performance” w/ Brian Dillon from Meltybrains?, week 1

So, as the self-appointed power supplyologist at myVolts, it’s my job to know the power requirements of all devices, ever. But I’m always trying to learn more about what, exactly, what devices *do*, and how users interact what they’re powering: when, where, and why.
This helps me understand new ways in which myVolts can solve the power problems that plague creative people, especially mobile ones. The best way to understand the needs of the creative is to get creating, so I’m doing just that.

myVolts Xmas 2016
November 30, 2016 by

Power up your pressies

Just a quick reminder that if you’re buying synths, guitar pedals, mini amps, retro consoles or any other fun gear that needs power for Christmas, you’re probably gonna need some power supplies.

If you’re buying online, on Amazon or eBay, double-check the product page or listing to see what’s included with the package, see if you’ll need to get a power adaptor separately. For example, lots of the best-selling Yamaha kids keyboards don’t come with one. That’ll cause tears on Christmas morning, not just for the kids, so be prepared.