Grandma had a noise band back in the 1930s! Legend has it that a young woman hot-rodded a tube radio and put on Vaudeville style noise shows in the mid-west around 1933. Is she still living among us? Read all about it on my ReGurgiTron site...
More fun than a heaping bucket of stomach acid! Psycho circuit bent noise distortion 8-bit glitch. And that's the pretty part. More free tunes to download
Music and sound are blurred into an ambient, mystical experience in Michael Oster's latest CD "dissipate"....
Destroy cassette tapes and get some awesome, mutated new sounds. It's fun, easy and I show you how to do it effectively.
A circuit bent soft synth?
Hell yes! I (ab)used Reaktor and created a circuit bent software synthesizer. I've been working on this off and on for over a year. Now, after many refinements, it's ready for the world.
And you can get it FREE!
No instrument is safe, no toy left unbroken!
Do you love the sounds of insane glitches, digital hiccups, circuit overloads, stuttering sample loops, and extreme distortion? Do you enjoy taking things apart? Ever heard of circuit bending? If you don't know what circuitbending is, please go to my links page where I've got some highly recommended sites for you to visit.
Meantime, take a look and a listen to some of my circuit bent mutations below - you'll be glad you did.
Above: Circuit bent Casio CZ-101. Note the 2 "performance" knobs and 7 switches across the top. This synth is now a complete NOISE FREAK! Click the above image to see even larger views.
Hear the latest in my bent CZ-101 synths recorded live and without effects:
- - the studio
- BIO - credits
- tape to CD
- gear reviews
- tape destruction
- field recording
- microphone tips
- record a fart
- Sound Effects
- Concept:FX vol. 1
- Concept:FX Pro Bundle
- Night Sounds
- better, stronger...
- Dying Hurricane
- free sounds!
- used gear for sale
- links page
- contact page
Texas Instruments Speak and Music. I added 6 switches, 1 pot, and a reset button. Now it's ready to make some beautiful music! It was a pain in the ass to bend....
External Glitch - ing!
What happens when you connect glitch points from 2 or more seprate bent devices? And what if you insert effects pedals into the glitch circuit path of a Speak and Math? I've got the videos showing it.
"LovePretty" it's a noise attack made with the bent Casio CZ-101 (left) recorded to damaged cassette in a Tascam Porta Two 4 track. 2.4Mb, mp3 "save to disc" to download!
Above: Wow, it's a Casio MT 240 and it's bent too! 14 bends via switch, momentary push, and one knob. Click the image for larger views.
Casio Mt 240 - bent
(recorded without effects)
F7 Sound and Vision's Michael Oster has recorded music, thunderstorms, F-18s, wild animals, kitchen utensils, celebrities, strange insects.... He also circuitbent the stuff you see on this page.
Download some of Michael's original music in mp3 format - free and legal!
Be sure to check out my Podcasts , where I further my mind warping bent experimentation and create devices that will better all of humankind.
Radio as a Processor
Give your music some amazing new character by transmitting it over the FM airwaves. I show you how.
This insane production technique will give you a whole new method of sound manipulation from the lowly audio cassette!
(Recorded without edits/effects)
Above: A meeting of the minds - Casio SK-1 and a Speak and Math wired to each others' respective IC's. Both recorded simultaneously. You can feel the love, I know you can.
SK-1 and Speak and Math
(recorded without effects)
Above: My bent Electronic Rap Pad (update - it's dead 11/06). If you thought this thing was annoying on it's own.... This puppy's light sensitive and always ready to glitch! The inner guts have been bent with added caps to enhance the kit's chaos. The only visible sign that this toy was altered is the photocell sticking out from where the 'demo' button was (I was too lazy to drill a new hole). Hit a pad, and exposure to light whips this glitch into a speeding frenzy!
Bent Rap Pad listen if you dare
Above: Hot off the soldering iron! I bent my TR-707 and it is ALIVE! Circled are the 8 switches that I added which change the sonic characteristics of how the PCM samples are played. It sounds a whole lot more interesting now, I think. This sound sample was recorded with no effects so you're only hearing the glitching machine in its pristine beauty.
Look inside my circuitbent 707 here!
Above: Now this is a real RockStar!!!! Bent monophonic kid's toy keyboard. I added a power switch, a switch to go from a 'screaming glitch' to a 'brutal glitch', and a 'glitch adjust' knob. Inside, what you don't see, are several hardwired bends with a few caps added in strategic places. This keyboard is set to permanently glitch.
Look inside my circuitbent Rockstar here!
Bent Rockstar here it is!
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