handmade
electronic
instruments

by Michael Rucci

DEVICE 0055
Completed:
December, 2012
Location:
Available On Etsy

 

Built inside a reused jar, this drone synthesizer consists of dual square-wave oscillators modulating against each other. The pitch of each is controlled by outside light sources hitting the two 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 9-volt battery. A red LED indicates 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 six.

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