this is the uni-noise – a circuit bend uni-vibe – there’s cv control over speed, intensity and volume – as well as a simple gate input to switch between the leslie/tremolo modes – a beautiful warm sounding effect, with a little twist: I added 12 feedback paths that can be manually chosen and used to turn this into a great little noise box…

this is bits & phases – it’s a hybrid of an analog bit crusher + a circuit bent mxr  phaser  – I added CV control over resolution and sample rate of the bit crusher – the phaser got modified a bit more: CV control over speed and intensity + a feedback path that can be mixed into the signal for extra noise and self oscillation – also, a 90 degree phase out – the bit crusher in combination with the self oscillating phaser makes it a neat little noise box…

this amazing filter originally comes without CV control…but that’s what I didn’t like, so I grabbed a few vac paks (synthrotek) to create variable resistance via CV…I added 2 controls over different areas of the frequency of the first filter stage, which I can also put in series via a switch…then I added 1 CV control to the 2nd stage (frequency again)…works and sounds really good…especially well suited for weird percussive sounds and rhythms…

 

this little thing just didn’t work at all in its original form, so I started poking around with wires, pots and switches and…viola, it became a circuit bent distortion module…it has a bunch of different types of crunch accessible via 3 switches and a weird LFO like thing happening…no clue how this all works, but it sounds cool!

this is lärm no. 1 – a noise maker / low pass gate / 6 ch-mixer…

here the fine print: there are 5 chip oscillators on the left which can be manipulated manually or with light…another 4 in the center which can interact with each other…an “opened” preamp circuit with 6 touch pads (noizzzzze!)…and the mixer / low pass filter on the right…2 channel output on the back…that’s it!

  1. noise study part 1 1:47
  2. noise study part 2 2:37
  3. noise study part 3 3:55
  4. noise study part 4 2:18
  5. noise study part 5 2:31

this is lärm no. 2 – a noise box / preamp / matrix mixer hybrid…

here is the set-up: in the center sit 2 preamps with insane gain stages …below that are 2 frequency dividers which can be directly connected to each of the preamps…on the right is a passive ring modulator whose circuit has been “opened” and can be altered by touch…intense and very unpredictable outbursts of noise are the “results”…everything is (as usual) interconnectable, so even plugging in a contact mic, your electric ukulele, or whatever else you have laying around can make some incredible noise!

  1. noise study part 1 2:33
  2. noise study part 2 2:39
  3. noise study part 3 5:15
  4. noise study part 4 3:12
  5. noise study part 5 5:13