Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Happy Robot Music Ebay store

I have now opened an Ebay shop.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Glitch Machines

Some nice looking devices from Ivo Ivanov who seems to have sold quite a lot of stuff to Richard Devine!

Collapsing Star with added dog and cat

Here is the finished Collapsing Star for Mark. Sounds a bit different to others I have made because I used a different raw toy. There's some added dog and cat sounds, and some strange randomness going on overall compared to the other versions.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Cyclops v2

Another 'Cyclops' done. Had to add another modification to fool the original toy into thinking it's being used (it's not!!), so you tap the push button now and again while you are playing!
So if the original toy is not being used, how is the sound being generated? ; )

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Busy Busy Busy

Rather busy at the moment, finishing a 'Cyclops' for Simon, a 'Collapsing Star' for Mark, and am waiting for a LOT of new parts mainly so I can finish two pedals that are half done. Good job really as I have finished teaching for the summer!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Bent 505

Cool looking Circuit Bent Roland TR-505 here
on Ebay.

Modified Toy Orchestra

If you haven't seen Modified
Toy Orchestra
before, you should check them out!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Bent or Die? Kaseo

Some interesting Japanese Circuit Bending here from Kaseo.

Friday, July 20, 2007


Some live Circuit Bending from the Electoyds.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Barry and Stuart

Barry and Stuart

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Recently I sold a 'Collapsing Star' to the girlfriend of one of these fellas, Barry and Stuart, as a birthday present. Wonder if it will make it into the act! ; )

Monday, July 16, 2007

'Collapsing Star' Prototype for sale

This is my old trusty prototype for the 'Collapsing Star' that I make.
Basically the same Harmonic Distortion/Pitch Shifting sound but without 2 extra pitch bending knobs.
Also this is a V-Tech Radio not the toy I normally use!
Audio here.
Edit - Sold.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Speak and Spell Bending kits

I now have Speak and Spell/Speak and Maths Circuit Bending kits available. All the parts you need plus a zip file full of images and bending guides. Look here. UPDATE - Back in stock as of 25/7/07

Saturday, July 14, 2007

1 knob fuzz for sale

This 1 knob fuzz clone is finished and ready for sale. Soundclip here.
Email if you are interested in buying it.

Friday, July 13, 2007

The Conversation 2 mp3

Here is a Windscale track I recorded with a Speak and Spell, a Speak and Maths, and 3 analogue delay units.

1 knob fuzz guts

This is what the guts of a 1 knob fuzz clone looks like! Just waiting for a delivery of cases to finish it off ; )

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Systech Phase Shifter

If you are wondering where the Systech knob on my 1 knob fuzz came from then here's the answer! An old battered 1970's Systech Phase Shifter. One of the footswitches is missing so its wired 'always on' at the moment. It also needed 2 internal trimpots replacing and a new battery clip. No battery cover either, used a bit of plastic! Fantastic sound and built like a tank!

Sampler for Don

Another Sampler finished for Don from Texas. Mic and line in, 9 seconds of sample time, plus total pitch control over the audio.
Here is a Windscale track made using 3 tracks of the Sampler.

my 1 knob fuzz

Just finished my own Colorsound 1 knob fuzz clone with hand polished front and vintage systech control knob ; )
This one isn't for sale!