handmade
electronic
instruments

by Michael Rucci

DEVICE 0040
Completed:
August, 2011
Location:
Seattle, WA

 

This device consists of three square-wave oscillators built into a NES Advantage controller. The joystick plays 4 pitches and the frequency spread is tuned with the first knob at the bottom. A and B control two additional oscillators with their own frequency controls. These also utilize the original TURBO effect which sounds like a stutter each with a on/off and speed control. The oscillators nicely modulate each other creating a wide array of noise.

Player select has been repurposed as a power switch, select and start have been replaced by red lights, and slow works as a way to hold down the A trigger and free up a hand.

There is a master volume control. Output is in the form of a standard 1/4" jack at the end of the original cable. It is powered by external 9 volt battery.

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