handmade
electronic
instruments

by Michael Rucci

DEVICE 0051
Completed:
May, 2012
Location:
Vestavia Hills, AL
San Jose, CA

 

This is a lo-fi synthesizer that is played by bridging a connection between the two contact points. The pitch is controlled by the amount of resistance. The more resistance or lighter touch produces lower frequencies. This oscillator is then modulated by a LFO, giving this device very nice throaty, almost vocal sounds. It can also be played through multiple people creating a human chain.

The two knobs control the speed of the LFO and volume. It is powered by an included 9volt battery. A red LED indicator flashes in sync with the modulation. A standard 1/4" output makes it perfect to connect to amps, effects, or recording equipment. The case is a tough die-cast aluminum painted gray.

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