Three Tone Arm, Modular Turntable

You may have seen the build video about the modular turntable a few months ago. In recent times I seem to keep finding discarded, or broken turtables. Me being me, I have to take them in, but they really are bulky items and I don’t need 23 turntables in my house. I’ve taken to harvesting parts from them, but often find that keeping the tone arm is simple task, and has lots of potential. The photo below is a tone arm found on a turntable left in the street, I removed it and kept the phono connections, before mounting it in an old coffee tin that I spray painted black. I opted for the tin to provide the height needed to sit over the turntable.

So, I’ve made a couple of these “Stilt Scraches” and wanted to use them with the Modular Turntable to see what results could be achieved by blending the two world’s together.

Below are two recordings made on (20/2/21 and 21/2/21 respectivly) and these really trial what can be possible with this approach.

“Great Industry of Old”

“Norse Code II”

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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