Tonewheels is an experiment in converting graphical imagery to sound, inspired by some of the pioneering 20th Century electronic music inventions. In this three day workshop from 24-27 October 2009 in Bulgaria, participants built a simple light-to-sound converter and DC motor controller, and then began to experiment with drawing sounds onto transparent “tonewheels”. The workshop… Read More Tonewheels Workshop In Bulgaria
This compilation video showcases the electromechanical sound sculptures and installations of Zimoun.
Seeburg Style H Orchestrion plays Barney Google was uploaded by: ampicoab
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Nervous Squirrel‘s circuit bent mechanical Furby sequencer linked to a Korg SQ-10. One of a new batch of four Furby Gurdies. This model allows you to program your own rhythms by rearranging screws inserted into the four wheels. There is also a ‘trigger out’ socket, which has been used in the last section of the… Read More Circuit Bent Mechanical Furby Sequencer
The Parker Steam Synthesizer is a steampunk-style coal-fired steam synth. (video) The steam synth runs on coal, Esbit Tablets (hexamine), Ethanol or Propane. It requires a pretty constant, hot fire to keep the synth going continuously. The boiler can build up to 40-50psi before the safety valve opens. The pressure delivered to the engine is… Read More The Steampunk Steam-Powered Synthesizer
Circuit bending is the process of creatively short-circuiting cheap electronic devices such as guitar effects, children’s toys and synthesizers to create new musical instruments and sound generators. If you’re not familiar with it, you might want to check out this short preview for the circuit bending documentary by Derek Sajbel. The video features Q.R. Ghazala,… Read More What is Circuit Bending?
Propellerhead Software has announced the availability of ElectroMechanical 2.0 ReFill, an expansion set of vintage keyboard instruments for exclusive use within Reason 3.0 Music Production Instrument software. ElectroMechanical 2.0 ReFill is a full set of sound patches and files of vintage keyboard classics such as the Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hammond organ and Hohner… Read More Propellerhead Intros ElectroMechanical 2.0 ReFill