Antonio Roberts

I’d the pleasure of meeting track of Tony Hill lately, where I obtained a duplicate of his new glitch zine, Junk DNA from the Digital Mind. He was kind enough to divulge he used a few of the devices by Video Tech Designs to produce content. Being relatively cheap (because of their limited functions) I immediately got onto ebay to locate my very own to bend, that we did in the Many & Varied Skills Share Jamboree!

Bending the VEC1070

 Antonio Roberts

The system itself is a reasonably simple one in comparison with actual video mixers such as the Panasonic WJ AVE3. Karl Klomp includes a more in-depth consider the hackability of video mixers.

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Circuit bent video processor

Michael Oster
He’s the individual accountable for this mess.

Texas Instruments Speak and Music. I added 6 switches, 1 pot, along with a reset button. Now it’s prepared to have beautiful music! It had been a discomfort within the ass to bend.

A circuit bent soft synth?
Hell yes! I (ab)used Reaktor and produced a circuit bent software synthesizer. I have been focusing on this on / off for more than a year. Now, after many refinements, it’s ready for that world.

And you may have it FREE!

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Bend Me, Shape Me

Producing music from printers, hacking Speak ‘n’ Spells for backing vocals—it’s not trendy garage band style, however, it isn’t exactly rock ’n roll. A consider the engrossing realm of circuit bending.

I turn on my Casio SA-1, hit the trusty “demo” button, and—after I’m serenaded for any couple of excruciating seconds using the immense sonic ugliness of Wham’s “Jitterbug” (made entirely 32-note polyphony)—my finger hovers more than a big plastic key. A “num lock” key, salvaged from your old Acorn key pad, it protrudes rather incongruously in the pad of rubbery push-buttons usually accustomed to control the small instrument. Following a moment’s hesitation, I tap it. A circuit that I’ve connected messily to among the Casio’s microchips is finished and also the toy keyboard, bought for 50p in a charitable organization shop a couple of in the past, all of a sudden descends right into a rhythm loop sounding something similar to a vehicle crash being undergone an overdrive pedal. This really is circuit bending—not quite what Casio intended.

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