Sunday, April 27, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Green Keyboard

Green keyboard with Pitch control and distort switch.  Capable of some pretty agresssive tones and drones.  Audio here.

Collapsing Star prototype

'Collapsing Star' prototype with pitch and collapse controls.  Audio here.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Germanium Transistor tester

Made myself a Germanium Transistor tester based on the testing circuit in R.G. Keens The Technology of the Fuzz Face. The circuit is screwed to a varnished wooden block, and provides a quick and easy way of finding out the approximate gain and leakage of a Germanium transistor.

Andrea and his groovy tunes radio

Andrea from Italy sent me this video of him and a friend playing their groovy tunes radio! ; )
Hard to tell but it looks like they have a pitch control, and some switches and body contacts on the handle.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Kay Tremolo with EH LPB Boost

Kay Tremolo with built in clone of the EH LPB boost circuit giving an overall volume control for the effect as well as blend and rate controls. Listen here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Hing Hon Ek-001 'Vortex' SE

The latest in a long line of Hing Hon EK-001 'Vortex' keyboards.  I keep on picking up these keyboards with different insides every time so each one turns out different.  Controls added are the 2 knob time vortex section (with crash protection preset pots) and an overall pitch control.  Had to remove the internal speaker to fit the controls in, and added a 1/4 inch audio output. The bends make this version is a LOT bassier than others I have bent in the past.  Audio here.

Pascal Labrouillère - Ma Dictée Magique

Pascal has bought quite a few devices from me. Here is a video he has done featuring the french version of the Speak and Spell, more here.

Monday, April 14, 2008

X-Factor drum machine

Drum Machine with added downwards pitch control. A light dependent resistor also affects the pitch when switched on.  Audio here.

Brumcast 94 featuring 'WIndscale' LIVE

In this weeks show we are proud to present a live performance from Birmingham circuit bending types WINDSCALE along with Grime from Baybee Venom, Acoustic from Richard Chappell, The Kidzlikedanny choir, Industrial from Flesh Eating Foundation and Torque, Post rock(?) from The Hungry I, lots of electro from Distinct Radi0, Johnny Normal, Aaron.C and Ack!!!

Super Concert Animal Keyboard

Insane animal sound keyboard with 2 pitch controls, and a 'droneloop' button with its own threshold control. Things start getting mental when the light dependent resistor is switched on, more light equals more extreme downwards pitch shifting. Mayhem here.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Modified Kay Tremolo

Custom order for Damien from Switzerland, a modified Kay Tremolo. Started out as a normal Kay Tremolo but a few things just didn't sound right to me so I waded in and modified the circuit! First I replaced one resistor in the circuit with a preset potientometer which allows you to determine the base speed of the pedal (the audio example shows the pedal set to the fastest it can go, open it up and turn down the pot and you can get slower base speeds). I had major problems with the amp stage (too much distortion) so I simply got rid of it leaving just the bare tremolo circuit, a much cleaner sound! The 2 controls are blend (mix between dry and wet signal) and rate (Tremolo speed). Audio example here.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Custom Mega Voice Changer

Custom job for Thomas. A re-housed voice changer, 2 pitch controls, volume control, 3 'modes', switchable line-in and dynamic mic in. Took quite a while to get 'right'! The input section features special custom circuits for connecting a mic/line to the original electret mic circuitry.