Chinese Animal Apple

I think a lot of this Circuit Bending business is just an excuse some adults are using to allow them to keep playing with kiddie toys. It’s a good excuse! This Chinese Animal Apple was bent by Freeform Delusion. You can buy some of their bent stuff on ebay: click here

“English & Chinese Speaking Animals Apple. Switched mono mini jack output. Rainbow LED. On/Off Toggle Switch. Pitch Up/Down Control.” – eecouk

via Matrixsynth

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on May 22, 2011 at 8:35 am, filed under circuit bending and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Experimental Garage Sale 2011

If your in Chicago on June 4 be sure to go to the 4th Annual Experimental Garage Sale. I think it’s a good chance to pick up a unique “musical” instrument and talk with some top benders. Head to the official Facebook Event page to see a list of sellers: link

“12 sellers who will have plenty circuit bent devices, un-bent toys, electronic parts, kits, experimental instruments, contact microphones, guitar pedals, art, and more. The sale will begin rain or shine at 12:00 PM and last until 6:00 PM.” – getlofi.com

For more info: facebook.com/event.php?eid=108002909231786

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on May 7, 2011 at 8:39 am, filed under circuit bending and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Bent Festival 2010

I went to the Bent Festival a few years ago. I remember walking into The Tank and immediately playing with a typewriter that was hacked/tuned to play music. This year’s Bent Festival continues to bring New York’s live Circuit Bending concerts, installations, workshops and lectures. The festival is this weekend April 22-24, 2010 at 81 Front Street in Dumbo (Brooklyn).

“The Bent Festival is an annual art and music festival celebrating DIY electronics, hardware hacking, and circuit bending. Each year we invite artists from across the country and around the globe to perform music with their home-made or circuit bent instruments, teach workshops to adults and children alike, create beautiful art installations and to generally come together, face to face, and showcase the state of the art in DIY electronics and circuit bending culture.” – bentfestival.org

For a lineup of artists and things to do: bentfestival.org

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on April 21, 2010 at 5:27 am, filed under Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



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


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxDIH_1sjRE

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: www.getlofi.com

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This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on August 4, 2009 at 4:54 am, filed under hardware and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



174 Circuitbent Glitch’d bass mid-loops. Free grab!

Maria Ovenbröd & Der Einmeier of mimu.eu sent me an email letting me know about a free set of Circuitbent Glitch’d bass mid-loops they have put online:

01) my broken roland tb303 (23 .wav-loops, 122bpm)
02) lofi loops (09 .wav-loops, 122bpm)
03) smack by glitch up (21 .wav-loops, 122bpm)
04) circuit bent noize machine (36 .wav-loops, 122bpm)
05) raw & dirtey (24 .wav-loops, 122bpm)
06) lo- to mid- to high-frequenced digital/analog sqs (33 .wav-loops, 122bpm)
07) mini-minimal (28. wav-loops, 122bpm)

Head over mimu now to preview and/or download the free set: click here

photo credit: jamie_hladky

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on May 27, 2008 at 5:40 am, filed under sounds and tagged , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.