Home Made Sound Electronics – The Book

This is interesting, apparently after the release of Handmade Electronic Music, Nic Collins did some workshops and was featured with an interview in a book with Andres Bosshared, Bruno Spoerri, and Norbert Möslang called Home Made Sound Electronics. Unfortunately it looks like its only available in Switzerland. The content very much intrigues me, especially this … Continue reading Home Made Sound Electronics – The Book

Bent Festival 2009 Friday Lineup

7:40PM DIE SCHRAUBER 8:20PM Peter Edwards of Casperelectronics 9:00PM E-Squared 9:40PM Family TV 10:20PM Devgon Ash 11:00PM Ken Rei 11:40PM Dr. Rek Also happening during the day: 12:00PM ASMO (Anti Social Musik Order) Dub Siren / Noise Box Workshop Tickets ($45) The finished instrument has 16 loop functions, master pitch control, 2 effects (distortion & … Continue reading Bent Festival 2009 Friday Lineup

Graphite Turntable Sequencer-DJs rejoice!

Caleb has recently posted a video of a graphite turntable sequencer demonstrating the conductive properties of graphite aka pencil lead. The technique of controlling an oscillator though the graphite resistance has long been known and demonstrated in publications by Forest Mims and Nic Collins. However, in this case Caled used graphite on a circular piece … Continue reading Graphite Turntable Sequencer-DJs rejoice!

Introducing Creme DeMentia Bottle-Cap Contact Microphones from GetLoFi

by Austin My first exposure to contact microphones was when I first wanted to amplify my autoharp. I found a contact mic from a local guitar store and used it for a while. I use a magnetic autoharp pick-up now, because I found the contact microphone amplified the noise of the bar chords being pressed … Continue reading Introducing Creme DeMentia Bottle-Cap Contact Microphones from GetLoFi

The Art of Hardware Hacking

Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking, looks be very interesting as this content index suggests. With topics that include: turning a radio into a body contact synth, cheap oscillators with Hex Schmitt Triggers, alternative video projectors, eavesdropping on electromagnetic music, using oscillators as clocks for toys, reading credit cards with tapeheads, etc. It … Continue reading The Art of Hardware Hacking