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

so, it has been a little quiet here on, but nonetheless I’ve been busy with lots of creative projects…and I am gonna show you where it all begun:

my first instrument/interface “das manual no.1” was build last summer, inspired by  Oskar Sala’s Trautonium Manual…since there are only 2 on the planet, why not building one! have a look:

instead of fiddling with a metal wire, I used a softpot ribbon hooked up to a stereo jack…connected to a ribbon controller module…which creates pitch CV, gate and pulse signals…for the volume control I used an FSR pressure sensor connected to a VCA, which works perfectly with a piece of rubber foam (that yellow chunk there!) under one of the side bars…done! and it WORKS!