Circuit Bent Battle

Yamaha QY10 - Circuit Bent

Here’s two great circuit bending videos. Which one makes you happier? The first video is of a bent Yamaha QY10. It’s from stylinghead (Jesse) and this one can be your very own for $250. I really like the black panel with paint splatter on it. It’s like some sort of sound galaxy thing going on. This is one of the more noisy bends I’ve seen and I could see putting this on the table at some party around 6:00AM.

“This video shows some of the noisy things it can do. It also gets tight and ticky, warm and weird and everything in between.” – stylinghead

Next up we have a Talking Cash Register from Michael Una. This unit seems to be a nice fit if your making minimal or Kraftwerk (Amazon link) style material. I love a speech synthesizers and cash so I’m happy.

“A brief demo of the sonic capabilities of a circuit-bent Talking Cash Register. Looped 4x in Ableton Live, with Broken Drum Machine bangin’ away in the background.” – Michael Una

Talking cash register from Michael Una on Vimeo.

So which bent box would you take home? For more bending action keep an eye on the always great GetLoFi blog:

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2 thoughts on “Circuit Bent Battle”

  1. The QY series is great for bending, a bit unstable, but sonically diverse. I put 25 points on my QY8 which attaches to my bending patch bay dev board, there are so many tasty soundscapes! when used as a midi sound source (meaning bends + internal sequencers sometimes = crash), these devices can crush dainty beats and slurr techno. if you are a midi head and want to get into the bending world, one of these would be an excellent addition!

    tiny tiny tiny inside with all those surface mounted chips, careful hands, fresh tips and subtly tinned wires are a must! here’s another great bender who has inspired me!

    dig it!

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