Previous Tab
Next Tab
lunetta_01

Lunetta Synth

My first attempt of building a “lunetta” synth based on CMOS logic chips. I used one 40106 Hex Inverting Schmitt Trigger. Yeahh! Raw lunetta recording For the geeks: This chip contains 6 individual Schmitt triggers. A Schmitt trigger is a comparator circuit that incorporates positive feedback. What this means is that when a high signal [...]

singlecoil_02

Single coil pickup 2 klinke

Another experiment inspired by Nicolas Collins’s Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking. Just an old single coil pickup connected to an 1/4 inch plug – called 6.3 mm Klinkenstecker in Germany. I have to take this beauty out for a walk to the ATM. The first recording is just static computer noise from [...]

kalimba_04

Kalimba with piezo pickup

This is embarrassing! It is December and I got 2 posts, one without sound – NICE, WTF? Ok, so here we go. I have two weeks left. I decided to do just quick sketches of stuff I did the last 11 month or of what I am doing right now. I got a small Kalimba [...]

rockstar_feature

Rockstar Circuit Bend

Circuit bend number 2. A cheap rockstar toy keyboard bought on a flea market for 50 Cent. This thing is so boring and cheap. I found the resistor to change the speed of the audio output, pimped the thing with an 3.5mm jack and was totally disappointed with what I heard. Then I started fiddling [...]

cb_01_01

Ernie’s phone circuit bended

This is exciting. My first circuit bend and my first post. I had the plan to start this blog and the plan to finally start bending some of the toys I bought at flea markets . Now I added the intent to create a post every month in 2011. Hello 2011 here we go.

lunetta_01

Lunetta Synth

My first attempt of building a “lunetta” synth based on CMOS logic chips. I used one 40106 Hex Inverting Schmitt Trigger. Yeahh! Raw lunetta recording For the geeks: This chip contains 6 individual Schmitt triggers. A Schmitt trigger is a comparator circuit that incorporates positive feedback. What this means is that when a high signal [...]

singlecoil_02

Single coil pickup 2 klinke

Another experiment inspired by Nicolas Collins’s Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking. Just an old single coil pickup connected to an 1/4 inch plug – called 6.3 mm Klinkenstecker in Germany. I have to take this beauty out for a walk to the ATM. The first recording is just static computer noise from [...]

kalimba_04

Kalimba with piezo pickup

This is embarrassing! It is December and I got 2 posts, one without sound – NICE, WTF? Ok, so here we go. I have two weeks left. I decided to do just quick sketches of stuff I did the last 11 month or of what I am doing right now. I got a small Kalimba [...]

rockstar_feature

Rockstar Circuit Bend

Circuit bend number 2. A cheap rockstar toy keyboard bought on a flea market for 50 Cent. This thing is so boring and cheap. I found the resistor to change the speed of the audio output, pimped the thing with an 3.5mm jack and was totally disappointed with what I heard. Then I started fiddling [...]