I found a great site on circuit bending, which Wikipedia defines as “the creative short-circuiting of electronic devices such as guitar effects, children’s toys and synthesizers to create new musical instruments and sound generators.” Never mind that it’s potentially hazardous, and could kill you, but the results are pretty awesome. A few months back I picked up a used Roland TR-505 drum machine, circuit bent by the guy who sold it to me. I think I paid around $75 for it, and man is it cool. Not only can I get the standard sounds out of it, but a few flips of some extra switches allow some otherworldly percussive sounds. Interested? Check out a full circuit bending tutorial at anti-theory.com I’ve just uploaded an MP3 of my circuit bent TR-505 (MP3, 1.51 MB).
Posts Tagged ‘podcasts’
Bar Mitzvah Performance
OK. Here’s the line-up for the Bar Mitzvah performance:
Roman Edirisinghe – electric guitar, vocals
Jeff Green – acoustic guitar, guzheng (zither), vocals
Matan Green – bass guitar
Sam Green – bass guitar
Julio Pabon – congas, cajon, mbira, vocals
Bar Mitzvah Show – April 2, 2005 (MP3, 29.3 MB)
Wavescape – April 3, 2005 – Atwater Beach, Shorewood, WI (MP3, 5.63 MB)
Also, check out the pix I took down at the lake. Should we consider doing something about this sewage problem?
A few posts ago, I mentioned that I fall asleep to the sound of ocean waves. Inspired by the (slightly) warmer weather, I rode my bike down to the lake, equipped with my DAT recorder and a nice condenser mic. My goal was to record more wave sounds to fall asleep to. I found a spot by the rocks, just south of the water plant on Lincoln Memorial drive. The 15 minute MP3 is available here for your listening pleasure.
Wavescape – Milwaukee, March 27, 2005 (MP3, 18.3 MB)