Category: maKo

oRigiNs – Cover Art Comparison 2001 vs 2018

maKo oRigiNs old coveroRigiNs - Remastered Cover 2018

As we approached the reissue of the oRigiNs album by maKo, we decided to take a look back at the cover art and compare it to the new reissued artwork and what it will look like upon its release in 2019.  We had originally scheduled this release for October of 2018, but decided to pull the album back for some last minute tweaks in the mastering and production.

Since this audio was recorded on audio cassette circa 1994 and then issued on CD in 2001, the master files needed some heavy duty reworking.  To bring you the best sound possible, we decided to push this one back and move forward with the new maKo single titled “griNd“, as well as the remastering of his previous EPs “aNgel” and it’s b-sides “fa113_n“. These reissues will release after the single and oRigiNs will follow thereafter.

Updated Release Timeline: maKo

December 2019 – griNd

January 2019 – aNgel EP

February 2019 – fa113_n (aNgel b-sides EP)

TBD Q1 2019 – oRigiNs

Time Lapse Build: Trogotronic M11 VCA

Time Lapse Build: Trogotronic M11

Trogotronic Logo
"These machine kills fascists"

After a brief hiatus from the studio, we finally sat down to some kits we recently acquired.  The first one we tackled this month was the Trogotronic M11 VCA.  This 4hp module can be used as an Audio Controller, CV Generator, CV Controller, and a VCA (all at pretty much the same time).  It also has a momentary button which has the capabilities to add some awesome effects to your mix.  

The kit itself was a relatively simple build, but we really didn’t like that the resistors were precut upon opening up the kit.  Due to the color coding of resistors, we highly recommend you have a tester avail before tackling this kit.  You can see the one we use in the video.  Check out the vid and let us know what you think. 

ps. It features music by maKo from the forthcoming oRigiNs album. 

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~ f i N

maKo in our studio

A special visitor to the studio... maKo

As we take a dive into the modular synthesis world, we were lucky to have maKo in our studio to play on the new rig.

Coming off recording his new single “Grind”, Christian is seemingly dissolving the maKo we used to know and love. Bringing a sense of industrial and noise to the playground, he is back with vengence and harshness. 

Music Updates:

All releases are available via major  streaming services worldwide as well as for purchase in several locations such as iTunes Store EP3 (maKo)
  • Status: Mastered. Finalizing artwork
  • fiN005
  • Release Date: fall 2020
Undisclosed project (MC)
  •  Status: Mastered. Finalizing artwork
  • fiN006 and fiN007
  • Release Dates: September 7, 2020

Current Releases:

Purchase – fiN001 – oRigiNs – LP 1

Purchase – fiN002 – aNgel – EP 1

Purchase – fiN003 – aNgel – EP 2 (b-sides)

Purchase – fiN004 – griNd – single

Comments or Suggestions?

If you have questions about the build process or suggestions/feedback about this article, feel free to let us know by contacting us  We look forward to hearing from you!

~ f i N

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