What’s circuit bending .

Circuit bending may be the creative personalization from the circuits within electronics for example low current, battery-powered guitar effects, children’s toys and small digital synthesizers to produce new musical or visual instruments and seem generators.

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Circuit Bent, Casio SK-1 sampling

Cirucit bending is really a procedure for modifying electronics to create sounds they weren’t initially meant to make.

Q.Reed Ghazala created the word within the 90’s but discovered the concept within the late 60’s whenever a small transistor radio short circuited in the junk drawer making synthesizer type sounds.

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Electronic musical instruments

Electronic musical instruments are a lot of fun for a hacker because, with a small palette of tools, know-how and curiosity, they are easily modified. As with any hack, there is always the chance that the subject will be ruined, so it’s not necessarily worth the risk to muck about inside your thousand-dollar pro synthesizer. Luckily for all of us, there are shovel-fulls of old electronic musical toys littering the curbs and second-hand shops of the world. These fun little devices provide ample opportunity to get familiar with audio electronics and circuit bending techniques.

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The Casio SK-1 keyboard

The Casio SK-1 keyboard is rather well-known within the “circuit bending” scene, where its simple internals lend themselves to modifications and tweaks to regulate the device’s output in many interesting ways. But creating music via circuit bending the SK-1 could be tiresome, because it boils lower to twiddling with the internals blindly until it may sound awesome. [Nick Cost] wanted to behave a little more scientific, and made the decision to test replacing his SK-1’s ROM by having an Arduino so he might take complete manage it.

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Circuit Bending with PartyShank

Circuit Bending with PartyShank

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Because of Howard and Christian of Partyshank, I finally possess a term to make use of when describing the glitchy bleep-bloop technoise utilized in their music. what on the planet is ‘circuit bending’? NIN, Aphex Twin, Autechre, Portishead, Venetian Snares, ec8or, and exemplified by Partyshank. circuit bending is behind the the best ‘tech’ noise within my collection. So what exactly is it?

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