Filed under: Store
This is the first intrument available on the beepglitch store.
Its from my dear friend Sascha renner and its called the Cacophonator II.
Theres a great soul in this beast machine and the design is really nice, also you can check the sounds above.
Heres some of the specs :
new features: audio input with preamplifier, feedbackpoti, new modswitch, white coated alu-case
all components are of high quality to last forever.
please contact me per e-mail (not myspace please), if you want one.
cacophonator II + audio input…240€
shipping…25€ (UPS europe)
You can get in touch with Sascha trought is website or leave Beepglitch an email and we forward to Sascha.
Filed under: General
Workshop Liveact (Coimbra)
A Utilização cada vez maior de hardware e software por parte dos artistas leva a que haja uma plataforma cada vez maior de interação entre todo o “setup” de palco , sintetizadores, drum machines, plataformas de áudio e de vídeo.
. Definição dos diversos protocolos existentes
. Compreender a sincronização e a sua utilização nesta temática
. Audio, Midi
. Video sicronizado com os protocolos Midi e Osc
. Software Vjing
. Software Audio
. Software Midi e Osc
. Performance e Liveact. Conclusão
Workshop Liveact (Coimbra)
Formador: Ricardo Webbens
Coordenador: Ricardo Lobo
Datas: 20 e 21 de Março de 2010
Horário: 10h00-13h00 // 14h30-18h30
Local: xDA: Casa da Esquina – R. Aires de Campos, 6 (Coimbra)
Preço: 25 euros
Estado: Abertas as Inscrições
Filed under: General
It seems a new sequencer synth thingy as enter the world of electronic music ..welcome.
So Leploop is a synth with a sequencer capable of producing some cool sounds, it as some nice design and a beautiful panel, its capable of producing 3 to 4 sounds including bass or melody, a kick , snare or noize and hh.
I hope that leploop makes some boards or share the circuit board with all us diyers
““LepLoop It’s a small synth protype I’m developping with my friend Peppo. The idea was to have a compact live analog instrument. The circuit it’s an original design. The synth can produce 3/4 sound at the same time kick, noise hh, snare, bass, melody””
You can read it more in here, development page.
Lets start for taking a brief info on the drone machine.
“The Drone Machine is a 4 oscillator noise maker that is controlled by a joystick. I’ve had this basic circuit built for a while and I’ve been working on finding a type of housing and control mechanism that would make if fun and useful. The joystick, along with a couple other additions has made this one of my favorites.”
The drone machine looks and sounds really nice and fat, the case design its brilliant with the joystick. But at unearthed circuits there’s also more things to see. This Bitcrusher is really nice, and the Photo trans-activator its simply a strange looking machine. To resume there’s a lot of stuff going at unearthed circuit, music, projects and lots of good ideas.
A laser spot bounces on a figure being drawn on paper, trying to escape the labyrinth of lines. There is no camera nor projector; this is an experience where the audience can touch and interact with a beam of pure light – and even play a pong game with bare hands. The quality of the laser light, and the fluidity of the motion makes for a very unique experience.
The problem of tracking hands and fingers on natural scenes has received much attention using passive acquisition vision systems and computationally intense image processing. We are currently studying a simple active tracking system using a laser diode (visible or invisible light), steering mirrors, and a single non-imaging photodetector. The system is capable of acquiring three dimensional coordinates in real time without the need of any image processing at all. Essentially, it is a smart rangefinder scanner that instead of continuously scanning over the full field of view, restricts its scanning are to a very narrow window precisely the size of the target.
Filed under: General | Tags: art, Circuit Bending, hardware hacking, Music, refunct
Beepglitch is proud to be associated with Refunct 2009
The ReFunct 09 Symposium is pleased to be associated with some of the main blogs / websites in the field of circuit bending and hardware hacking. We’ve invited each guest blog to present themselves and give their views on the subject.
Filed under: General, Interviews | Tags: Circuit Bending, d.i.y, interview, Panetone
Here is a small conversation with my friend Cristiana Rosa AKA Panetone.
Hope you all enjoy, and them check out is work.
BG:Why circuit bending ?
P: I was always curious, disassembling things, investigate, discover.
Also because of creating my own instruments, renew, recombining
objects, colors, give life.
do you become a circuit bender ?
P: I started using radios, just touching its circuits with my fingers.
Then I did modifications in my SK1, Furby, stompboxes…
more and more excited about CB ?
Here in Brazil my workshops are always welcome, in some of them are
>crowded<. I have dedicated 100% of my time to CB, traveling through
Brazil, dont even know what day of the week is…
community how do you feel about this ?
P: I think all this open and free culture is great, we can create an
enviroment favorable to new discoveries.
There is also the environmental aspect of preservation when we use a
>suposed< electronic trash.
I think the more we are involved, the better.
P: I am a little perfectionist, I believe that my instruments are
never exactly how I want. In the begining they looked like prototipes,
but now they have an identity, either from the color, shapes, small
lunch boxes as support, now I found some really small cases and am
creating <nano> instruments.
At this moment in my research I am using arduino and pure data, I am
integrating all and creating a dialog between free software and
Filed under: General | Tags: Alt/Lab, Circuit Bending, Drum Pads, Music, Recycle
Four drum pads ready to go.
All made of old material found in the Alt/Lab installations, and a very special big thankxxx for Mónica who brought the casings (we are going back to that in a moment) for the drum pads.
So the idea was to make drum pads that we could hook up to a sound card(or whatever) and them make sweet music, this is a very nice combination between piezoelectric components and a few layers of some absorbent sound material like rubber or cork foil (that’s what we use because there was nothing more) and a piece of aluminum foil for a greater drum area .
We use an old can (20l) of paint, four piezoelectric found in electronic junk like old modems and old telephones, wire for connecting the piezos, cork foil for insulation the drum pad area and Mónica supply the casings (square rubber cd´s stands), and glue for putting everything nice and tight .
First we cut a piece of the can (circular about 10cm radius)and we glued the piezo into it, then we drilled one hole into the rubber casing for the wires to came out, them we cut two square cork foil parts (the first in the bottom of the casing and the other for the top) a bit of glue and that’s it drum pads ready to rock.
Now we got some audio coming out of the pads but thats just boring because its always the same and we want to go further like transforming audio into midi messages, and we found the right tool for it, its called “KTDrumTrigger” and he transforms the audio signal into midi notes, we can use this midi notes inside a sequencer program to control any kind of instrument (either VSTI or some other stuff), in our case we use the drum pads to control “Battery” and thats it instant fun.
There are some other links and some other ideas for drum pads. This “one“uses ardunio as a source for the imput signal.
Filed under: General | Tags: Alt/Lab, Circuit Bending, devices, electronic, exprimental, Music
Some things just takes time, this is certainly one of that cases
I try ed to put the website up, but unfortunately i have limited resources in the php and web development and also limited time, so i try ed my best but was enought. I came up with some other resolution because we were getting tons of traffic in the old blog, so i decided the wordpress solution.
New layout and a bunch of new things including interviews and a small store for some electronic devices, also for those who are interested in circuit bending d.i.y etc in Lisbon area there’s a new space its called Alt/Lab and its open to new people and new ideas.
For now thats it hope you all enjoy the new blog.