Archive for January, 2010

to keep me grounded: The Museum of Techno

Posted in music on 24/01/2010 by sync24

http://www.museumoftechno.org/

Gristleism MODS

Posted in gear with tags , on 22/01/2010 by sync24

http://gristleism.blogspot.com/
http://thequietus.com/articles/03444-throbbing-gristle-interview-fill-your-stocking-with-gristleism-this-christmas
http://gristleism.com/content/circuit-mods.php
http://asmo23.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/gristleasmo/
http://fac808radiobeach.blogspot.com/2009/12/one-nation-under-gristleism.html

Gristleizer… build!

Posted in gear with tags on 22/01/2010 by sync24

here it is then:
http://electro-music.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=38509&postorder=asc

i’ve ordered two boards (as you can see from the forum above) and have set up my ‘project’ on mouser.com.

there’s a couple of threads on diystompboxes.com:
Shout out for boards thread: http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=79078.0
Build thread: http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=80976.0
both are connected with Taylor who has sorted out the board
(along with other threads outlined in a post i put on here a while ago: https://sync24.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/gakken/)

here’s Taylor’s board (saved for posterity):

and here’s his pdf build notes:
Gristleizer build notes updated 121709

need to follow up these STEIM links

Posted in research on 12/01/2010 by sync24

http://www.steim.org/steim/
http://www.steim.org/steim/texts.php?id=23
http://www.crackle.org/CrackleBox.htm
http://cycling74.com/support/faq_m/
http://retiary.org/ls/programs.html

some klee links for future ref

Posted in gear with tags on 12/01/2010 by sync24

better get these checked through at some point…
http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6847&start=all&postdays=0&postorder=asc
http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=109500&highlight=klee#109500
http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=110059&highlight=klee#110059
http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=111117&highlight=klee#111117
http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=117956&highlight=klee#117956
http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2401&start=all&postdays=0&postorder=asc
http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=143881&highlight=klee#143881
all from muffwiggler, here’s the search link: http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/search.php?search_id=1535471765&start=180

klee, some help and some parts…

Posted in gear with tags on 10/01/2010 by sync24

i’ve emailed two klee builders and popped a new thread on the electro-music forum asking for a bit of help with building the klee.
no response to the forum post as yet, but bruce (http://www.sdiy.org/rfeng/projects.html) got back to my email and showed me a bbs where he’d posted info about his build here: http://deathlehem.com/php/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=373
i have had a quick look through it and it looks really helpful!
so cheers Bruce!!!
today i have been trying to find parts i need to buy for the klee and the dronelab.
part numbers for mouser.com and digikey are supplied via
http://casperelectronics.com/ so i have been compiling a couple of orders most of today (!!!).
it’s going to be expensive…

[timewarp]atari punk console build[/timewarp]

Posted in creative practice, gear with tags , , , on 09/01/2010 by sync24

ok, so it was January 8th 2010 and i decided to build my second atari punk console…
i had managed to forget about posting my first one on here, which i must have made around october, ooops!
here it is anyway:

here’s the innards – had to cover the metal parts so they didn’t conduct…

i think its a pretty brutal sounding beast, REALLY nasty!
not sure how much i actually like the sound of it, tbh. bloomin easy to put together though.
had a laugh putting it in the tin and wondering why it didn’t work properly…
oh, yeah, solder sitting on metal – that’s going to conduct electricity isn’t it.
so i wrapped it all up in masking tape and all is well.
snip: yep, here’s a post from when i built it: https://sync24.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/atari-punk-console-stuff/
it seems to switch itself off and back on a again after a short while, i don’t really care though, it has a life of its own.

anyway, the version above uses two 555 timing chips and i wanted to build my next one with the double version of the 555, whatever it’s called…
so below is about as far as i got before term started and things ground to a crawl, again.

i’ll get this finished at some point, i’m sure.
woo, yep, it has an LED on it too!