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What could you build with a budget of $70? For George Gleixner, it's a homemade battery-powered synthesizer. One that's constructed using a circuit bent a children's Hing Hon EK-001 squarewave keyboard no less. What's circuit bending you ask? Well, Reed Gazala pioneered the process back in the mid...

April 25th 2014 at 3:40pm 0 Comments
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If you like your music -- and we mean you really like your music -- with plenty of beeps and buzzes, the gang at Unearthed Circuits have a little something that'll be right up your proverbial alley (especially if your name is La Monte Young and that alley is in New York City, ca. 1963). The Drone M...

June 9th 2009 at 12:23pm 0 Comments
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The Nervous Squirrel's Furby Gurdy (version 2) isn't the first music maker we've seen that's better understood when viewed during an out-of-body experience, but it's certainly one of the strangest. The circuit bent Furby sequencer, which is linked to a Korg SQ-10 in the demonstration vid after the...

August 25th 2008 at 3:36am 0 Comments
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We're not quite sure what sort of cacophony is produced by this 12 Pikachu orchestra, but honestly... how could you go wrong with this many narcissistic pocket monsters all in one place? Mr. RUN DMC (aka Kaseo) and his circuit bent army here recently performed their various noises in Tokyo, Japan...

November 2nd 2006 at 4:22pm 0 Comments
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Each week Tom Whitwell of Music Thing highlights the best of the new music gear that's coming out, as well as noteworthy vintage equipment: Circuit Bending, as I'm sure you know, is when you crack open a Speak & Spell or an old Casio keyboard and poke wires into the innards until it sounds frea...

April 21st 2006 at 2:52pm 0 Comments