Keys, keys, keys

In those hours before sleep, I’ve been recently reading online about the integration of circuit bending with modular synthesis. I’m keen to explore how Eurorack could potentially orchestrate a hoard of weird and wonderful products not designed for such a task. We’ve dabbled with circuit bending before but I always found the resulting outcome to be a challenge to play and use in writing or performance. My reading led me to looking at vactrols as a method to take voltage from Eurorack (10v +\-) and bring that right down to 0.9v, enough to work with bends in the toys. There is a wealth of info online about vactrols, so I would suggest a dig into this area if you are interested. This research cumulated in the bending of “The Legacy Hand”. The Legacy Hand is a circuit bent kids keyboard. Added bends include pitch control by pot or cv in. Gain pot, output jack and 8 jack input to bend points that are triggered by any voltage up to 10v. All cv ins give different results dependant on if you feed it cv/gates/triggers/lfo/pulses/s&h Totally unpredictable but has plenty of sweet spots and glitch loops. CV and triggers came from ericasynths #rnd and yorkmodular #clockdivider #circuitbending.

Eurorack vs Circuitbending

Published by Prrk Industries Sound Enthusiasts

Producer and multi-instrumentalist in a range of Portsmouth based bands, from shouting for noise oiks Flybums, samples and conducting for the improvised Friday Night Weird Dreams, drums for riff orientated instrumental band Aeroplane Attack, one third of the abstract spoken word/sound project The Vulture is a Patient Bird, and a solo artist for a range of sound projects covering a multitude of genres. Designer and presenter for Prrk Industries, an online research platform for electronic sound experiments, circuit bending and sonic exploration, encouraging DIY building and modifying of devices and the repurposing of discarded media and products.

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