Using synthesizers, loops, effects, analog electronics and captivating video projections, Gabe launches a sonic assault that segues into haunting soundscapes.

History

2018

Further revisions to Tube Tester Synth lead to new unit, “The Holy Hand Grenade Synth” (HHGS). Unit includes a sequencer, and scale/mode dial for “soloing” in any key or scale/mode.  Exotic scales added such as “Phrygian Dominant” for an Arabic type sound and an “Auto” mode for hands-free jamming.

Collaboration with UrbanRez at Brutal SoundFX during the Camp fires. Very smokey.

Created “Vapormorphic Wanderlust“,  a live musical improvisation performed by Substation6 & Dreamfish.

2017

Tube Tester Synth is developed from old Jackson Model No. 657 Tube Tester  (circa 1942).  Unit was non-functioning so it was completely gutted and re-purposed with newer electronics to generate sound.

First Open Studios held at Shipyard allowing people to play around with instruments.

2016

Asbestos abatement team left these rather intimidating labels on the pipes within the studio.  Nothing like the threat of cancer to get the creative juices flowing as soon as possible.

First show at The Luggage Store Gallery in SF performing with Horse Lords, and Extra soft Earthquake (Brian pos + Wobbly).

Collaboration with Mort and second live performance at Honey Hive Gallery in San Francisco.

2015

Moved into new studio at SF Shipyard’s US Naval Reserve Drill Hall; Submarine Training School (bldg #115) in “classroom #6”.  Studio used to house a mock-submarine interior with a control center for training.  Highly inspired, SubStation6 is born.

Work begins on new instrument, The Depth Sounder.

Experimentation begins on creating sound responsive visual effects and projection mapping.

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