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Circuit Bending: Making Music By Rewiring Toys and Devices

Lesson 19 of 20

Some Music Made From My New Bent Keyboard

 

Circuit Bending: Making Music By Rewiring Toys and Devices

Lesson 19 of 20

Some Music Made From My New Bent Keyboard

 

Lesson Info

Some Music Made From My New Bent Keyboard

Okay, so we're done. We built this cool thing. Uh, I'm pretty happy with it. I cleaned up my Mesler on my studio Here is tends to be a fairly messy process. Um, I've got my cool new toy, Uh, and so I'm gonna jam out on it now, eh? So what I did is, um I made ah, short, little tiny track with it. Nothing fancy, but just kind of exploring some of the sounds. So because this thing is so noisy what I did. Ah. And what I would do with almost all circuit bent stuff is I recorded the thing into a built in, which is the dog that I use eso I recorded it in, and then I chopped it up and started working with a sound. So in this track that you're about to see and hear in front of you, this is just all sounds of the keyboard. I did this really quick. It's something brilliant. It's just kind of to show what you can do with this kind of sound. And really, what would be more interesting? Is layering this with some acoustic instruments? Maybe some really natural kind of wood sounds I think would sound ...

really good in here, but I just wanted to show you what you can do jamming out on something like this. So here is Ah, cool little fun track that I put together for you.

Class Description


 In this class, we'll talk about what Circuit Bending is, and how it works. We will get physical and actually bend an old keyboard, going through the process step-by-step. In the end, we will have a cool new keyboard capable of brand new sounds. We'll even make a track with it.

In this class we will hit the road, going to some thrift shops to look for bendable instruments. We'll do some time-lapse videos of taking things apart (complete with Benny Hill), and we will melt down some Spongebob Squarepants. Join this supremely weird class to see how it all unfolds.  

Reviews

Karolina Kaminska
 

I am a complete beginner to this topic and I enjoyed watching the free live stream of this course. It taught me enough to get started with some ideas, although I anticipate I'll have to follow up with other YouTube videos to ensure I understand enough for different kinds of toys and techniques. Thanks!