The Agnew Analog Tube Chemical Synthesizer Is Like A Chemistry Set For Strange Sounds

Agnew Analog shared this video demo of the Agnew Analog Reference Instrument Type 8001, a new instrument that’s like a chemistry set for strange sounds.

The instrument was “Handcrafted for a harsh noise artist from Slovenia.”

Here’s what they have to say about it:

The Agnew Analog Reference Instrument Type 8001 is a unique electrochemical synthesizer, generating strange sounds through chemical reactions occurring in the built in reactor cell.

The reactions occur by passing an electrical current through various electrolyte solutions.

These can range from simple household items, such as vinegar, lemon juice, salt water, dry martini (stirred, not shaken) and various fizzy drinks, to more complex solutions to satisfy the investigative chemical engineer in search of danger and excitement.

The reactor cell acts as a miniature galvanic bath, with a selection of different electrode materials offering a wide range of sounds.

See the Agnew Analog site for more details.

16 thoughts on “The Agnew Analog Tube Chemical Synthesizer Is Like A Chemistry Set For Strange Sounds

  1. There are much easier and cheaper ways to produce farting noises through chemical reactions. Just shove a microphone in your bottom.

  2. I like the underlying idea to generate sounds based in chemical pathway-circuitry but to produce more gentle soundscapes, please!

  3. Love it. In the genre of harsh noise this will be a very organic way of producing noises that mimic natural movement. I would be interested in the CV values this produces – could be an interesting way to add modulation.

  4. Esoteric synthesis really scratches an itch for me, and a few others. This is a welcome design piece, looking forward to seeing more.

  5. How did sythtopia get so overrun with frat boy commenters? It’s super sad to hear people closing their minds so easily.

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