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GetLoFi – Circuit Bending Synth DIY

GetLoFi – Circuit Bending Synth DIY
Drone Not Drones benefit concert held on February 7th – 8th, 3014 at the Cedar Cultural Center featured many of Minneapolis, MN area’s experimental performers including our good friend Tim Kaiser. The show was a non-stop 28 hour experience that several people made through without leaving the building! Very creative stop-motion re-interpretation of the Island of Misfit Toys from Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer featuring awesome bent toys! A potato powered transistor oscillator with light dependent resistor, which gets its power from potato battery. Low power circuit is based off Forrest Mims light-dependent oscillator. New PCBs for the GetLoFi Quad Oscillator Kit have arrived, however that is not the end of the story, just the beginning.

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circuit bending / osc?com circuit_bending.definition( ) Term coined by q.r. ghazala to describe modifications made to electronic toys and cheap electronic instruments by connecting various points of their circuits in ways that were not meant to be in order to modify the existing sounds and to create unexpected effects or unpredictable noises. ) This kind of modifications have been made by various people since the early 70’s (and before on less ‘popular’ devices) but have only recently gained popularity, because of articles in papers like ‘experimental musical instruments‘ or on various websites. Circuit bending is in fact just one recent instance of a century-old tradition of messing up technology to create artistic devices. And circuit bending is also a way to (more or less) easily make new (more or less) original electronic musical instruments that don’t cost lots of money, which is always a good thing for most musicians :).

Reed Ghazala and Circuit Sound Artists in Videos, as NYC’s Bent Festival Gets Underway Circuit bending has a reputation as involving far-out, unstructured experimental noise, of real violence and distortion done to instruments. And there’s probably a place for that. But Reed Ghazala, circuit bending’s spiritual father and electronic practitioner, takes a more organic, evolutionary approach. Reed recently told me about his favorite application of his iPad, apart from exploring new experimental soundscapes with tools like the brilliant granular app Curtis. He brings it with him into the forest, using GPS for location, and tracking plants and animals, identifying the sounds of bird and beasts.

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RGB mood lamp (3 sept. '06) Update: i made a new and better mood lamp. On this page i will explain how i created my own colour changing lamp with red, green and blue leds that fades between all colours of the rainbow. It really comes out well at night when other light are dimmed. In daylight conditions the colors aren't noticed well. Although it's low budget i must say the result is nice. Here are some photo's of my lamp in action. LED sequencer : DIGITAL INTEGRATED CIRCUITS 4017 decade counter/divider (Radio Shack catalog # 276-2417)555 timer IC (Radio Shack catalog # 276-1723)Ten-segment bargraph LED (Radio Shack catalog # 276-081)One SPST switchOne 6 volt battery10 kΩ resistor1 MΩ resistor0.1 µF capacitor (Radio Shack catalog # 272-135 or equivalent)Coupling capacitor, 0.047 to 0.001 µFTen 470 Ω resistorsAudio detector with headphones Caution! The 4017 IC is CMOS, and therefore sensitive to static electricity! Any single-pole, single-throw switch is adequate. A household light switch will work fine, and is readily available at any hardware store. The audio detector will be used to assess signal frequency.

CDM + Handmade Music Lounge at Solid Sound: Meet These Sonic Builders, in 11 Noisey Videos The Swarmatron, made infamous by The Social Network, is just one of the crazy sonic creations we’ll be seeing this weekend. Photo credit: Joshua Sarner. This weekend in North Adams, Massachusetts at MASS MoCA, the band Wilco is gathering their very own music and arts festival, Solid Sound. It’s become a real oasis of unique programming, musical and otherwise, and I’m pleased to be a part of it. Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen and I put together a showcase of some of the best musical builders and DIYers. We’ll be gathering this weekend and talking to all the artists, so any questions you have, we’ll have answers, wherever you are in the world, from Massachusetts to Moscow to Madeira to Macau.

RGB Murals Use Colored Light Filters To Create Beautiful Optical Illusions Carnovsky is a creative duo comprised of two Milan based artists, Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla. Their latest project RGB looks at image creation through a new lens. Each of the RGB images are made up of three layers represented by primary colors. This starting image is discombobulating and difficult to read. EEPROM Programmer EEPROM (E 2 PROM) is very easy to work with, since it just acts like a block of SRAM. No special voltages, no mystical voodoo or anything. I designed this EEPROM programmer after I came to the conclusion that I was too broke to buy a real one, and that even if I wasn't too broke, they're a complete rip off.

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