Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Burns Buzzaround clone NKT214

Burns Buzzaround clone with NKT214 Germanium transistors. Sold within 3 hours of being put on Ebay! Audio here (Mic recording).

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hing Hon Ek-001 'Vortex'

3 knob Hing Hon EK-001 'Vortex', listen here.  click here to check out all the other 'Vortex' keyboards I have made.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Yamaha PSS-6

Circuit Bent Yamaha PSS-6, features Starve pot, Loop switch, and 2 Glitch buttons, plus a 1/4 inch output round the back.  Quite similar to the famous casio sa-2/sa-5 Aleatrons but with a lot more control over the sound and less crashing.  Probably one of the craziest sounding keyboards I have done ; )  Mentalism here.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Casio EP-10 (Muppet Babies!)

Got this the other day, a Casio EP-10 Muppet Babies keyboard, closely related to the famous Casio VL-Tone series of keyboards.  Only 4 sounds, but they are very analogue sounding.  More info here at the brilliant Tablehooters website.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Interview with Qubais Reed Ghazala

Good interview with the 'Father' of Circuit Bending, there are 2 more parts to this if you have a look on YouTube.

Windscale at Tunetribe

Just put a load of Windscale tracks on Tunetribe, including ALL the tracks from the new album 'Conflicts in Time', plus 'Fiveways' and '2 times 2' from the first album 'Schwarzes Ei'.

Windscale Live movie

Just a short movie of Windscale playing live at the 'Thing about Machines' festival in Coventry!  This is the very beginning of the set.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Windscale Live pics

Some pics from the Windscale gig at the Thing about Machines festival in Coventry at the weekend.  Theres a movie as well that I will post shortly.  

Interesting Ebay 7

A Honey (Shin-Ei) Psychedelic Machine with Fuzz, Tremolo, Vibrato, Delay all in one box.  These go for big money!  Ebay link here.

Monday, September 22, 2008


This is a rehoused toy drum machine that I have dubbed the 'Nintendrum' because it sounds like an old video game console at times! 5 buttons to trigger the sounds and a pitch knob to mangle the audio. Listen here.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rehoused Super Speak and Spell

As far as I know this is the first time anyone has Circuit Bent AND rehoused a Super Speak and Spell.  1 Glitch switch, 3 Glitch buttons, a Distort switch, a Glitch knob (as you turn anti clockwise different glitches are initiated), a Drive knob, a Volume knob, and a button to trigger the Start up sequence of the Super Speak and Spell itself (the starting point for the mayhem!).  Also has an L.E.D. that reacts to the generated audio, a sturdy on/off switch, and a 1/4 inch mono output.  All the bends are hot glued for added stability, and a battery compartment is superglued to the base of the enclosure.  Obviously you can no longer play the original word games!   Soundclip here.

Burns Buzzaround clone ac-128 3

Burns Buzzaround clone for Terry from Canada, AC-128 transistors used.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Neils Bass pedal set up

Neils Windscale Bass pedal set up, including at the front a creamy sounding Tonebender Pro mk2 I made for him recently with 3 Mullard OC-71 transistors and one of Brads handmade enclosures.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Kay Tremolo with EH LPB Boost

Another 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, September 2, 2008

Etsy shop

I have just opened an Etsy shop, not much in there at the moment but I will be stocking it up gradually.