Development of new connections inside seem-generating electronics to supply sounds unintended by their original designers. An array of effects is possible, and additional tactile controls for example potentiometers, switches, photocells, and the body contacts can be included to control the brand new effects, the commonest modification being for pitch control. Frequently various ‘bends’ are located accidentally by arbitrarily connecting two different points around the circuit board. Circuit bending has attracted considerable attention among persons thinking about experimental electronic music and synthesizers, also it can be performed with limited electronics understanding and construction skills. Because circuit bending requires unauthorised, sometimes radical changes towards the circuitry’s original pathways, it risks damaging or destroying the unit being modified. Toys are frequently exploited for circuit bending due to their ubiquity and occasional cost and also the small chance of electrical shock using their low current. Battery-operated toys like the Texas Instruments Speak n’ Spell and also the Casio SK-1 have latent sonic potential and therefore are prime targets for tinkerers seeking such sounds inexpensively or free of charge and since they have a tendency to ‘glitch’ easily, spewing out fragmented items of digital speech and strange sounds. Types of circuit-bent creations include electronic keyboards, seem modules, drum machines, effects pedals, and karaoke machines. Video bending uses the techniques to modify video-video games to create abstract visual patterns additionally to novel sounds.
There are numerous methods to reuse parts from dissected singing and dancing toys. We’ve mounted mechanisms to make use of in electricity explorations or squence of events machines, we’ve stitched the fur and stuffing to produce mash-up toys and lately we’ve been investigating options for "hacking" the circuit boards inside.
bent.fm is really a full FM type of a circuit-bent synthesizer. bent.fm enables the consumer to tweak classic circuit bending modifications like fine and octave-decimated clock bends, and test out more esoteric bends. Circuit-bent distortions and algorithmic sequences could be produced by (im)proper connections around the bend matrix. Reroute digital serial information with the base nick set (a numerically controlled oscillator) and additional logic gates (NAND and XOR, binary counters), and experience architecture-level bit crushing. For anybody thinking about circuit bending, glitch sounds, industrial music, and publish-procedural art.
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