Tuesday, July 29, 2008

tr-606 triggering toy drums

Another vid from Japans Kaseo, with 2 tr606s triggering 4 toy drum machines!

Pikachu orchestra

Kaseo from Japan making insane sounds from everyones favourite Pokemon ; )

Sunday, July 27, 2008

NEU live

Love it! ; )

Friday, July 25, 2008

Windscale - Conflicts in Time = finished

The new Windscale album 'Conflicts in Time' is finished at last!  Just needs the artwork done then we will unleash it.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

New enclosures

Got a shipment of new cases handmade in the USA by Brad.  Great quality Electro Harmonix style folded steel with a sloped front.  They were a bit more expensive than my usual enclosures but look great and are well sturdy!  Will probably sand the front panels to make them a bit shinier.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Interesting Ebay 4

A Vortexion 4 channel all valve mixer, similar to one used by the legendary Joe Meek.  Loads of photos at the Ebay auction.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Kawasaki keyboard

Circuit Bent Kawasaki keyboard with pitch control knob and switchable light dependent resistor (housed in a nice chrome bezel).  Often it's hard to find the pitch control bend on these keyboards but not on this one ; ) Soundclip here.

Ge Rangemaster treblebooster clone

Clone of the mythical Rangemaster circuit.  Uses a Mullard OC-76 Transistor but has bias trimpots connected to the base and emitter of the socketed transistor so any Ge PNP transistor could be substituted such as the OC-44 or OC-71.  Has 1M2 drop down resistors on the input and output of the circuit to minimise 'popping'. 

Burns Buzzaround clone

Here it is, my version of the Burns Buzzaround.  I must admit it's got a really nice sound with a lot of versatility!  Controls are Timbre, Sustain, and Balance.  Soundclips here (ac-128 plus 2 Mullard OC transistors, DI), and here (3 ac-128 transistors, MIC). The pure ac-128 Buzzaround has a lot less background noise and is smoother sounding.  The one with the Mullards is a bit more full on.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Burns Buzzaround comparison

I have one of these breadboarded at the minute, it's sounding good!

Brian Duffy - 19th weirdest instrument ever!

Found this on Sonicsate, wait for a bit and theres a little interview with Brian Duffy from Modified Toy Orchestra!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Circuit Bent Yamaha PSS-130

Really like this Bent Yamaha PSS-130!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

T********r pro MK2

3 transistor T********r pro mk2 clone with LED indicator, full on Jimmy Page style fuzz.  Soundclip coming soon.

Ampeg Scrambler 2

Ampeg Scrambler I made for Dom.  Octave up mentalism!

Gefs set up

Gef sent me a pic of his set-up with the 1 knob Fuzz clone I made for him, nice spring reverb!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Arcade Drum

Toy drum machine that sounds like an old arcade game when pitched down!  I've come across 2 versions of this circuit - one sounds ok, but the other generates the arcade weirdness.  No way of telling from the outside which one you will get!  This is staying in the studio ; )