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Best circuitbent machines
« on: November 18, 2005, 04:36:17 AM »

Anyone from circuitbenders or anyone who has circuitbending experience, what would you say are the best circuitbent machines?
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Re: Best circuitbent machines
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2005, 07:27:33 PM »

Thats a tricky one to answer as most machines are good at different things but as a rough idea of what would be the best machines for certain sounds:

Coleco Talking Teacher - Organic glitching sounds
Speak & Maths (earlier models) - Dirty noise loops & throbbing glitch loops
Casio SK-1 - Random Sample grinding and alien washes of noise
Yamaha VSS-30 or VSS-200 - Noisy circuitbent sample loops
Roland TR-727 - Best circuitbent 'extra percussion' sounds
Alesis HR-16 - Probably the best all round circuitbent drum machine but the Kawai R-50 comes a close second
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Re: Best circuitbent machines
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2005, 03:30:39 PM »

The lengendary Roland TB303 if you can get your hands on one.  :o
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Re: Best circuitbent machines
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2006, 04:25:50 PM »

Hi there,

I own a TB303 but i never thouht about bending it!!! :'(   
Be aware with analog stuff (transistors are very sensitive for currents - demage!!!)

I found out that CASIO keyboards with are good bendable machines (CT-380, SK-8 etc)

But I am working with Mikrocontrollers (Microchip PIC 18Fxxx) to store sample and bend them via software.

gtz
eric
(from germany, so excuse my english)
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Re: Best circuitbent machines
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2006, 04:01:38 PM »

There are loads of mods on the net for the 303 if you look around a bit. Something as simple as installing an external filter cutoff CV input can be done in about 5 minutes using a minijack socket and a piece of wire.

I agree though, modding something like a 303 can be scary :o
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Re: Best circuitbent machines
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2006, 10:00:03 AM »

So far my best experiance is with a 80's tape deck/radio. But I broke one of the main rules if you want to call them that, I bent something that plugs into a wall. anyhow, I get rad sounds out of it like strange pulses, screeches, beeps, static. sadly its very limited. so I want to add some simple boards from childrens toys. I don't suggest playing with things that plugs into a wall unless you know what you are doing or you really don't mind a good shock or even a hospital.
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Re: Best circuitbent machines
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2006, 04:22:40 PM »

personally i love a good 150 volts or so up the arm, theres nothing i like better than lying on the floor twitching for a few minutes unable to speak but no, i wouldn't recommend it at all  :) . When you open up a PC monitor and theres a big sticker saying WARNING 26,000 VOLTS! its time to start worrying  ;)
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