Sculptures by Mike Ford

Small Interview by Q.R.Ghazala

discussing circuit bending ...

via getlofi

La braderie de l`art

circuit bending festival in France
more pictures by anttia on flickr

Folktek Music Box

this auction.
via matrixsynth

the folktek site :
want to buy some more ?

inSEQt Sequencer by Anyware-Instruments

some pictures of a prototype
built by

more info on
even more here

Flame MIDI -Talking Synth

remember sendling: Flame-MIDI-Speakjet ?
a new version incl. sounds here
the english translation provided by google here

Crackle Box by midgetfidget


Circuit Bending by farnea

"My first circuit bending stuff. I got a cheap toy piano and added some components and touch contact to make the sound weird." farnea on the tube.
farnea at flickr

Kunt again

well, by now you should be knowing that I`m a
true fan of those lovely rocking ladies.
nice set by anttia on flickr.
the slideshow

Natural M2 Vocoder by MarcMarc

custom devices by MarcMarc
more info on his different vocoder models

Baby 10 sequencer schematic

schematic here

Anti Against Anti

by transonik

Visual Bending Workshop in Tokyo, Japan


also here :

Simple 8-step sequencer for the sound Lab

by dnny in electro-music
with a little inspiration from the Pig by
René Schmitz

please see also

Dataton Synth

the very rare swedish Dataton synth, built in the late 70`.
located in the synthorama CH-Lutherbach.
photos on flickr by hugo_33_im_toaster.
merci hugo ! ;-)

Mr. Q.R. Ghazala

Mr. Q.R. Ghazala, the father of circuit bending.
his website :

Super Klee Sequencer

I`m sure to be the last to spot this. but ...
there is a thread in the electro-music forum
about the Super Klee Sequencer.
A project by Scott Stites.
His site : Diary of a mad synth builder

" The sequencer was intended to be a 32 step sequencer, based on four independent 8 stage sequencers that could be chained in any combination. I'd perfected a method of interlocking two 8 stage sequencers, each independently controlled from a different clock. I'd come up with a number of ways of taking advantage of the method in which they were chained - it was basically a 'hand-off' from one eight stage sequencer to the next. Manipulating how the hand-off was executed, and using two different clocks provided a terrific means of producing interesting new patterns out of the same step sequence. Throw into that the ability to control the direction of sequence with each section (whether chained or independent), and you get the idea that it can do a lot with a single set of pot settings. That is what the 'async' sample consists of that I have posted here. Each segment of the sample is a single take (no overdubbing) of the sequencer controlling different voices with the handoff happening in an asynchronous manner. Each controlling counter chip is controlled by a different division of the master clock." (Scott Stites)

please visit electro-music for more info including schematics .......

Kunt - Point Ephemere

remember this one ?
here`s more !

absolutly beautiful site from germany dealing with vintage musical electronic toys.
please visit this link to compose your own piece of music with these instruments.

site design by

circuit bending workshop in sweden

through a member of
please visit his website
more pictures here

see also getlofi.

Synthesizer Treffen Zürich

please visit for more info and pix.

EMS Synthi AKS Test

a couple of far too short EMS synthi AKS test clips by 123synthland

hit the title link for the others...

Vangelis + CS80

by analoghell

on youtube

Wooden Noise Drone Synth

by jakewaldron

on youtube.

Metasonix vs. EOwave

hit the title link for original posting.
mp3 here
originally in

posted in

some like it big

a cozy little subwoofer system for our lounge.

thanks to


MIDI controllable 8bit soundmodule
based on the speech chip speakjet

this is buil by ampere.
implemented are 72 allophones, 43 soundFX and
12 DTM touch tones.

A pity those things are only custom built.

sounds :

Suzanne Ciani

just a nice shot.

BugBrand DroneMachine Video

just received a note from bugbrand.
there will hopefully be some videos of his machines on youtube.


"Dewanatron: a family of instruments which hazard unpredictable behaviors and self playing tendencies. They make all previous and future instruments obsolete."

" The Swarmatron was created to produce eight tones tuned approximately to one note, each tone slightly different in pitch to produce a complex and natural choral effect.
These eight oscillators can be played with a single ribbon controller (variable resistor) to move the pitch center up or down.
The span control expands the sound of a swarm of eight notes spread just a few cents apart into a wide chord of equidistant pitches spread over the entire spectrum. The player can "taffy pull" the resulting chord by using the span control and pitch ribbon in tandem.
Swarms of sine waves evoke swarms of angels congregating. Swarms of sawtooth waves evoke the swarming of bees. The sound of a host of voices, earthly or unearthly, has a unique character recognized by the ear even when they are folded together in unison."

some sounds :
long division
excerpt from march
excerpt from rumble seat

picture, text and music taken from


be sure to visit her website
massive downloads here


Destroyer by Trogotronic

" handmade by urban barbarians in the usa. "
please visit Trogotronic for more info.

some sounds here

Steve Porcaro at a polyfusion

thanks for that one.
posted by M.M. on

Suzanne Ciani

Suzanne Ciani in her Park Ave. Studio.

taken from

Miss Goldfrapp

Miss Alison Goldfrapp with a Farfisa Fast 2.

just because I like the picture.

Maestro Ring Modulator

"to my knowledge, this is the first ring Modulator ever created. It was part of the 'Analog synthesizer' module that Bob Moog, Tom Oberheim and the folks at ARP worked on in the 70s. That is basically where all the early Maestro "pedals" came from. This piece is super rare,and though it is missing its foot pedal, it would command a lot of dough on Ebay"
comment and picture by ruk777

check at for more information

MIDIbox SEQUENCER V3 by Thorsten Klose from ucapps

latest demonstration of the MIDIBOX sequencer V3
latest features.
video on youtube
by Thorsten Klose

see also in german

A very nice Crackle Box by Fibra

found on
info about this crackle here

more info on the kraakles at

3 to 3 Mechanical Sequencer by Anttia

"Mechanical sequencer made from rotary switch and a motor. 3 Channels, 4 steps for every channnel."

found on

Musik aus Strom

a picture found on

MSQ51 Sequencer by Georg Mahr

"MSQ51 ist der Sammelbegriff für einen kleinen Sequenzer, der immer MIDI, aber auch CV/Gate ausgibt. Die Bedienungsoberfläche besteht aus 2 Reihen LEDs sowie 2 Endlos Digipots - hierüber werden alle Funktionen gesteuert."

mehr hier
betriebsanleitung hier

seine website :

big modular by self oscillate

beautiful big modular synth by self oscillate aka ingo.

be sure to visit his website :

many doepfer examples done by him: here

The Definitive Guide to Evolver by Anu Kirk

I`m sure everybody has already seen this
beautiful Guide to the Evolver by Anu Kirk...

found on

download pdf.

HARMONY by Jack Dollhausen

"Steel, baling wire, infrared sensor, programmable circuit, make moving patterns of light in response to movement of warm bodies within twenty ft. " Jack Dollhausen

his website here

more machines

thanks to

Speak & Math by platonic world

some sounds :

LED to loop Speed

more info at


this beautiful MOTM based modular can be seen

go here and click on the pix
to see more.

The Hohner Multimonica

"The Multimonika was a commercial hybrid electronic/acoustic instrument manufactured by the German company, Hohner GmbH and designed by the German instrument designer Harald Bode . The Multimonica was a two keyboard combination of a wind-blown reed harmonium instrument, controlled by a 41 note lower keyboard, and an electronic monophonic sawtoooth generator contolled by the upper keyboard. The Multimonica was marketed in Europe from 1940. "

found at the audio playground keyboard museum.
go to

Weird Sound Generaton (WSG) by Harri

another beautiful Weird Sound Generator (WSG)
built by Harri.
more pictures on flickr

more about the WSG on

Weird Sound Generator (WSG) by panafonic

Weird Sound Generator (WSG) by panafonic.

want to build your own WSG ?
schematics, howtos ... here

please visit

from the panafonic blog

ProConX by EES

a handy MIDI remote made in germany.

"Der ProConX ist eine handliche MIDI Fernbedienung. Mit seiner Hilfe können Expander, Effektgeräte oder andere MIDI - Empfänger gesteuert werden.Der ProConX kann in den MIDI Signalweg eingeschleift werden. Dann werden die ankommenden MIDI-Daten mit den Daten, die der ProConX erzeugt, "gemerged".Der ProConX kann auf allen 16 MIDI Kanälen alle128 möglichen Programmwechsel - Befehle senden. ..."

Bedienungsanleitung pdf. (D) hier

please visit for more MIDI devices.

Rotary Woofer : The World’s First True Subwoofer

Introducing the world’s first true subwoofer:
Eminent Technology’s TRW-17

infos :
additional links + pictures : here
on youtube

found through