Feedback Organ

Here we have a hand built Feedback Organ which uses feedback to create it’s sound. I use uncontrolled feedback in many of my songs. Take one of these and a Metasonix S-1000 Wretch Machine vacuum and gas-filled tube synth and you have very different kinda of synth band sound.

“Introduction to an instrument called “The Feedback Organ.” Built by J. S. Sanford, the instrument can be heard on Neptune’s recent record, “msg rcvd,” available from the record label, Northern Spy.” – Neptune

For more info: northern-spy.com/products-page/neptune-msg-rcvd

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on January 11, 2013 at 5:38 am, filed under synthesizer and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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4 Responses to “Feedback Organ”

  1. Gabriel says:

    Sorry for being so anti again.
    The video remembers me to a synthesiser from the early ’60(?) which was called “mouse organ”.

    Ken Ewing (and his musical mice) played this for the very first time live at the Peephole Club in London.

  2. Jon says:

    Its an interesting little studio piece to sample from. I’d want to mic it in a big room, or just mic it and put it through a distortion box and guitar amp.

    Putting it thru a rotary speaker would be awesome.

    Personally, I think feedback is better with electric guitar. But that’s just me.

  3. Dome chomsky says:

    awesome concept, but i feel like it’s just not a particularly nice sounding feedback, probably cuz of the speaker quality (or maybe the lack of a some sort of instrument to give it a tonal foundation eg: a guitar with a sweet tube amp). obviously difficult (and more expensive) to design, but it would cool if the signal (or part of it) that started the feedback could be the note of the key (on an organ, synth, or sample) (although, i guess the tubes wouldn’t work then, because it would tone shape a sound that’s already pitched…)

    the subtractive thing is really cool tho. are there any vsts or something that use subtractive synthesis with that kind of keyboard functionality?

  4. Dome chomsky says:

    awesome concept, but i feel like it’s just not a particularly nice sounding feedback, probably cuz of the speaker quality (or maybe the lack of a some sort of instrument to give it a tonal foundation eg: a guitar with a sweet tube amp). obviously difficult (and more expensive) to design, but it would cool if the signal (or part of it) that started the feedback could be the note of the key (on an organ, synth, or sample) (although, i guess the tubes wouldn’t work then, because it would tone shape a sound that’s already pitched…)

    the subtractive thing is really cool tho. anyone know if there are any vsts or something that use subtractive synthesis with that kind of keyboard functionality? that would be really cool

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