The Benders Circuit Documents The LA Underground Audiovisual Performance Scene

The Benders Circuit is a documentary, currently in production, about the underground audio-visual performance scene in and around Los Angeles, California.

This movie features performing artists in the Los Angeles area who use customized electronics and/or modular synthesizers to create unique audio-visual experiences. Continue reading

New Soft Synth, bent.fm, Based On Classic Circuit Bending Concepts

bent.ipadDeveloper Mayank Sanganeria has released bent.fm – a full FM model of a circuit-bent synthesizer.

bent.fm allows the user to tweak classic circuit bending modifications like fine and octave-decimated clock bends, and experiment with more esoteric bends.

Sanganeria says that bent.fm is ‘for anyone interested in circuit bending, glitch sounds, industrial music, and post-procedural art.’ Continue reading

Moogfest 2014 Circuit Bending Challenge

Here’s a video overview of the Moogfest 2014 Circuit Bending Challenge, via bboytechreport.

This year’s circuit bending contest challenged entrants to take a battery powered device and circuit bend it into an instrument capable of creating new and unique sounds, with a total budget of $70 or less. Prizes included a Moog Sub Phatty, a Moog Slim Phatty, a Moog Minitaur and passes to Moogfest 2014.  Continue reading

Moogfest / Moog Music Circuit-Bending Challenge: Batteries Required

speak-and-spellMoogfest and Moog Music have announced the fourth annual Moog Circuit Bending Challenge, in conjunction with Moogfest 2014.

For this year’s circuit bending contest, entrants are challenged to take a battery-powered device and modify (“circuit bend”) it into a winning instrument capable of creating “new and unique” sounds — for a total budget of $70 or less.

Speaking of winners, here’s the lineup of prizes for the circuit-bending contest: Continue reading