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Speak&Spell-New Circuit Bending Modifications-CV input

the old S&S completely rebuilt for noise/experimental saved green wiring from my first bend on that machine rewired… rebuilt… expanded… now has 18 controls… (used 1loop/hold bend from the Reed Gazala book… everything else is my own custom bends) today … Continue reading

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Circuit-Bending Alien Instruments

http://www.zhagun.ru/Circuit_Bending_Bu … uments.pdf taking a look again at Reed’s bendng book… or should eye say Re-Reeding tripped on power wire yesterday with case open on S&S busted on of my original custom bends on that machine no clue at all … Continue reading

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2019 N01ZE Future Reflections

cut my teeth on circuit bending long time ago recently dusted off and rewired an ancient machine that circuit bent in the 90s… retired it around 2002 when they became all the pop subculture rage got in some box recently … Continue reading

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DBX 166 Modifications/Upgrades

These Mods clean up the DBX166 compressor making it high quality PRO Studio Gear. PSU MoD: – Replace c3 ,c4, c7, and c8 with 1000uf-2200uf 35v caps – Replace c5 and c9 with a .1uf film cap (preferably polypropelene) – … Continue reading

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TRIOXIN CloudMaker Granular Synthesizer

Started creating The V.S.R. “Trioxin” CloudMaker today specifically for noise comp Eye wanted drastically longer custom ranges with multipliers on grain size & rate parameters up to 20 seconds on rate & 10 seconds on size plus completely redesigned how … Continue reading

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BOSS DR55 (Schematics/Manuals/Mods)

BOSS DR55 (Schematics/Manuals/Mods) DR55 does have an authentic sense of early 80s legendary nostalgia… being BOSS’ first DR-machine and also quite a successful early programmable drum machine. It has been used by New Order, The Cure, Chris Carter, Sisters of … Continue reading

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Vox Treble Booster

The Vox Treble Booster was a simple silicon treble boost effect that plugged straight into an amp’s input jack. It allowed the user a boost in high frequencies for lead work. I laid this one out to use as a … Continue reading

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Replacing CR3032 Battery in BOSS SE-50

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Replacing Dead Battery in Digitech DSP 256XL

When the internal alkaline battery of the Digitech DSP 256XL fails, “Battery Failure, All Data Lost” will appear on the unit‘s LCD screen. Unlike other audio hardware, the 256 only wipes out saved patches; it doesn’t wipe its entire memory … Continue reading

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The Technology of Wah Pedals

  The stock “wah” pedal has been around since at least the early 60’s. While there is a persistent rumor that an early version of a wah mechanism was found in the wreckage at the Roswell crash site, I can … Continue reading

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