Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Dr Rhythm

I've been modifying my Boss DR-110 drum machine. It was the last all analogue beat box they produced. It already sounded lovely, but had little tweakability and very limited sync possibilities.
I added 6 trigger inputs for the drums. These are short circuit connections that are triggered via midi with my highly liquid MSA-P decoder.
Seeing as i had the box open I also added the tonal mods detailed on Dave Magnuson's ResonantFrequency site.
The pots and triggers for the mod are housed in a VHS cassette box, connected to the 110 via a 25pin d-type . I used every pin, plus the chassis of the connector. I plan to add the accent trigger in via the trigger out jack.
Here are some pictures. I'm editing a little video that I'll stick up as soon as.
I really like it.

Thursday, 15 November 2007

children of the drone

audio is here from the COTD session last saturday at mary archers church. thanks matt..x

*EDIT* ok it was weds 7th nov, but it certainly felt like a saturday night...... :#

Monday, 12 November 2007

still winning

damo last night was good, especially lion lies down and egg yum yum . have some video to prove it too.

here's the schematic for my ACITEST box. its a heavily modified hex-inverter oscillator, using 2 inverters as oscillators, one as a pre-amp/distortion and mega diode modulation as can be seen below in the schematic;

Friday, 9 November 2007


Wow, can you believe it, I won the Circuit Bending Challenge! . Unbelievable! Acceptance speech below. Have already ordered my HighlyLiquid UMR
Hope I get a parasite too.

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Bastardo and the Acitest

short clip of me vj'ing with dj bastardo at gob. modded nes, midines, mpc500, modded sony home studio and colour corrector

i found this image i made of the bend points on the nintendo, and the cic lockout pin that needs disabling to play multi-region carts

i also modded both nes that i use with stereo outs. this splits the audio signal before the mono mixer and gives you the square wave channels on one out and the triangle, noise + samples on another. it also gives a much cleaner signal, ie a much lower noise floor.
more info here

aaaand here's my latest noise box, the 'acitest'. A heavily modded hex inverter as seen in nic collins' .
book. Pics and schematic to follow, but for now, a little movie

*EDIT* here's the schematic;