Bent // Broken 2023 was amazing! Lots of great circuit-bent artists from all over the world, doing what they do in new and unusual ways. Big shout out to Echo Lightwave Unspeakable for hosting and curating the event. My submission can be found below. More performers can be found on YouTube.
When I saw the midi speak kit online I knew I had to have one for my Speak and Math. The circuit-bent Speak and Math is already a ton of fun to play with. Sick, sputtering, looping glitches, word fragments, and random number strings are common, so getting it to trigger along with your drum … Read more
Here is a handy diagram for circuit bending a Toysmith Megaphone Voice Changer. There are a couple more mods you can do to this bad boy but the ones pictured are the key to getting sound in and out via jacks, as well as pitch and feedback loop. These are really versatile in the studio … Read more
I made this out of stuff from my junk box/pile. The main circuit is from a Radio Shack desktop toy called “The Revenger”, complete with Laser, Machine Gun, & Bomb sound effects. I may have to record another video using the Dub Box Delay so you can hear the true LoFi reggae glory. Simple pitch … Read more
I made this image a few years ago when I was working on a Roland TR-505 for Igor Amokian, at the very least it should point you in the right direction if you have one of these but are hesitant to open it up. It has tons of bend points, I recommend doing a break … Read more