PBR Guitar

PBR Guitar

  This is a random small (as in phone size) toy guitar that played through a set of guitar riff sounds. All the guitar keys triggered the same button and the circuit was pretty simplistic. Added pitch bend, 1/8″ audio output jack, momentary on/off for sound triggering, and RCA jack for remote sequencer triggering. Rehoused…

Bent Gristleism

Throbbing Gristle’s Gristleism

  The creators of the classic Buddha Box, FM3, have teamed up with the group Throbbing Gristle to create a new ambient/loop box called Gristleism. This box has become one of the regular devices used for my live performances due to the wide array of sounds you can get from it. It includes 13 original…

Contact Mics, Cog Wheels, & Diddley Bows, oh no!

Contact mics are wonderful little devices that can be used to record pretty much anything that sends off any kind of vibration. I first encountered contact mics through my encounters with Creme Dementia and his circuit bending group/band CMKT4. Contact Mics can be made using a piezo transducer (typically found in buzzer alarms, smoke detectors,…