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 – a quad noise maker / weird filter / panner
lärm is based on 4 circuit bent op-amps and 4 LFOs…it can be used in a quad speaker environment or just via a stereo mix of its 4 quadrants / channels…both control and playing surface are separated this way, though the latter allows overlapping of its areas…a plethora of connections can be made via touch…some will create oscillations with various pitches, or some can mute the signal and change its timbre while the LFOs can interact with all of those…buzzing, hum, crackling from the LFO, arhythmic patterns and much more…the timbre of the internal oscillations is at times shrill and harsh…a very direct and intense sound that becomes especially interesting when blended with other sound sources via the 4 inputs…there are also a bunch of stable and unstable CV outputs from the LFOs…even patch cables inserted into one or more of the these outputs can be used to alter sound by touching the playing surface with it…its endless…
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!
- noise study part 1 1:47
- noise study part 2 2:37
- noise study part 3 3:55
- noise study part 4 2:18
- 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!
- noise study part 1 2:33
- noise study part 2 2:39
- noise study part 3 5:15
- noise study part 4 3:12
- noise study part 5 5:13