handmade
electronic
instruments

by Michael Rucci

DEVICE 0052
Completed:
June, 2012
Location:
Grass Valley, Ca
Los Angeles, CA
Wilmington, DE
Stuttgart, Germany
Boston, MA
Sofia, Bulgaria
Sagamihara, Japan
Arlington, VA
Baltimore, MD
Austin, TX

 

Built inside a reused jar, this drone synthesizer consists of three square-wave oscillators modulating against each other. The pitch of each is controlled by outside light sources hitting the three light sensors inside, so there is a lot of room for experimenting. All of the components are built in a three dimensional floating circuit that comes down from the lid of the jar.

There is a single switch on top for power which is supplied by an included 9v battery. Two red LEDs indicate power and a 1/4" output jack makes it easy to connect to amps, effects, or recording equipment.

This was hand-built in a numbered series of ten.

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