Thursday, June 19, 2008

V-Tech Alphabet Apple 2

Another nice example of the V-Tech Alphabet Apple. Glitch button, Pitch control, and reset switch added. Lovely random Analog sample and hold craziness, listen here.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Roth Mobot live

Roth Mobot from B Kolak on Vimeo.

Saw this on Get LoFi (a great blog!). The band are playing live in Chicago but beaming it to New York, then the shots of the NY audience are beamed back to be projected in Chicago! ; )  
Nice live setup too.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Interesting Ebay 3

Wah pedal with resistive coil foot 'pump' on Ebay. The foot controller is a piece of military hardware!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Megcos keyboard/drum machine

Simple keyboard/drum machine with downwards pitch control.  This is one of the first 'toys' I have seen with surface mount components instead of the usual larger resistors/transistors/capacitors etc, making it a bit fiddly to solder!  Audio here.

Iron Fist Of The Sun Live

My mate Lee performing Live in Birmingham the other week, pretty full on! ; )

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Mummies fuzz action shot

Nice shot of The Mummies using the 1 Knob Fuzz clone I made for them.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Large Squarewave Synth (Atari Punk Console)

Monster 6 knob Squarewave synth influenced by the Atari Punk Console and the Blast Fed Disaster.  Audio example here.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Super Concert Animal Keyboard v2

2nd version of the Super Concert animal keyboard I have done.  Downwards pitch control, glitchloop threshold control with momentary on button, reset button, and light dependent resistor with on/off switch. Mayhem here.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Phonics Keyboard

The original toy is basically an alphabet desk with a keyboard attatched!  The bends are 'always on' and consist of a pitch knob and a light dependent resistor, the more light the lower the pitch.  Works best in a darkened environment.  In a light environment no sounds are generated until you cover the light dependent resistor.  Audio here.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Rangemaster clone

Rangemaster Treblebooster clone using a Mullard OC76 Germanium transistor.  The transistor is socketed and has a bias pot so the pedal could easily be upgraded to the mythical OC44 or OC71 transistors.  The casing has been given the 'relic' treatment!  DI recording here and MIC recording here.