botb: circuit benders?
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Level 12 Chipist
post #132553 :: 2020.12.13 10:51pm
  goluigi, 2a03fox and nitrofurano liēkd this
Any circuit benders on here by chance?
Level 13 Criticist
post #132559 :: 2020.12.13 11:42pm
I'm curious to know what a circuit bender is :o
Level 26 Mixist
post #132583 :: 2020.12.14 6:52am :: edit 2020.12.14 6:53am
  goluigi, tennisers, 2a03fox and nitrofurano liēkd this
I once (mostly) fixed and circuit bent a previously broken Casio PT-1 I got from ebay, which I got mostly to see if I could fix it in the first place. it has 2 added potentiometer controls, one which controls pitch and the other modulates the sound in some way. the switch changes it from sounding normal to sounding like a zx spectrum beeper heh, I think it's pretty neat. I should get some footage of it but I don't really have that kind of setup for video atm.

Also, I once picked up a yamaha pss 6 keyboard for circuit bending as it's purely digital which means there's a greater chance of getting some crazy glitchy stuff from it. I haven't done any circuit bending to it yet, but I did once try running it on low voltage and it already sounded crazy just by doing that!
Level 12 Chipist
post #132591 :: 2020.12.14 12:12pm :: edit 2020.12.19 11:01pm
  2a03fox liēkd this
Maximemoring circuit bending is just modifying gear with a soldering iron or bananna clips. Like a speak n spell w midi or a Casio Sk-1 with a pitch mod knob/ patchbay to make it like a ghetto modular pretty much. You could get a gameboy or speak n spell for example, and solder on midi kits fpr example thats in the realm of circuit bending

Argarak, yep explained a nother way to do that the pss 6 is a 'viable and good example' of modified gear

Here's a youtube video of a Circuit Bent gear performance:
Level 19 Chipist
post #135492 :: 2021.01.27 3:42am
  Osplm liēkd this
I love circuit bending! I can't say it's something ive done a heck ton vs lsdj, but my current project cat piano
Level 12 Chipist
post #137139 :: 2021.02.23 5:57pm
That's neat in a couple years we'll have to host a circuit bent batel perhaps
Level 9 Playa
post #137149 :: 2021.02.23 10:51pm
Is this part of that Avatar cartoon I have heard so much about?
Level 28 Chipist
post #137803 :: 2021.03.02 6:55am
not a circuit bender myself but i would love to see a circuit bending format lol
Level 26 Mixist
post #138048 :: 2021.03.04 2:54pm
might be a bit inaccessible for a lot of peoples heheh, plus I don't think i'd be happy buying more toy keyboards from ebay these days for circuit bending compos... that's just absurd

peoples should definitely share their bends though, plus the weird sounds can be used for remix compos!

(i will eventually document my pt1 bend but it's very low priority for me rn, gotta have more free time!)

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