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Bible thumper: watch a circuit bent bible, made on a dare

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Tue 14 Aug 2018 2:49 pm

This week in blasphemy: LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER has another weird nerdy superhit, this time modding and glitching out an electronic bible. Jesus, take the soldering iron!

LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER is inventor-musician-composer Sam Battl of London, whose projects have included synths on bikes, flamethrower organs, and Theremin lightsabres, among other concoctions. And he has a knack for creating weird and wonderful inventions that then go viral.

But speaking of viral millennial sensations (okay, very different millennium), maybe you’ve heard of a bestselling book called … The Bible? All about a thought leader / influencer who … okay, I’ll stop.

Long story short: electronic bible. Soldering iron. Circuit bends. Apparently, a dare from deadmau5. And then, this:

And before I tempt getting struck by lightning while blogging, don’t worry, bible lovers – Sam says “Nothing against the bible here. I showed it to a couple of christian friends before and they seemed to like it.” There, that’s good enough for me.

Okay, sure, it sounds a little demonic, but you know, it’s still the actual Bible. If Christian rock sounded like this, I’d be up for it. (Bach, I like.)

As it happens, this project is interesting from an engineering perspective, too. Recent products are way harder to bend, thanks to fewer exposed bend points and chips hidden beneath black blobs and the like. There’s a reason circuit bending often starts with a trip to eBay or a flea market.

Sam promises more info on his site soon on just how he pulled this off. We’ll be watching.

For more on circuit bending, start with the man who started it all – Reed Ghazala, whose approach to bending is like an ecologist assisting machines in evolving. (He even gives them eyes and the like, for a window into their soul.) It’s radical, wonderful stuff – from an engineering perspective as well as a human and philosophical one. His site:

http://www.anti-theory.com/

And if you liked this project, you’ll love Sam’s Furby Organ, among others:

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DU-NTSC is a modular visualizer, AV toy, and video generator

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Tue 14 Aug 2018 10:35 am

From hyper-nerdy label Detroit Underground comes a new tool that both visualizes signals and acts as a modular visual instrument – a new way of looking at what you’re doing in modular sound, and an object for visual creation.

Eurorack may be saturated with modules that do sound, but get ready for the next frontier: more visuals. Boutique label Detroit Underground has been a retro-futuristic hub for just those sorts of audiovisual fascinations. Label head Kero is an audiovisual artist himself, and has gravitated to music with visual elements – not to mention he’s put out a glitchy app and website and even started a series of album releases on VHS. (Yes, VHS. Full disclosure: I somehow wound up on this series; my VHS tape drops in September. I’m still shopping around flea markets for a deck before the tapes arrive.)

DU-NTSC is really two modules in one. It’s a visualizer/oscilloscope – so you can look at signal in your patches. And it’s a hackable, creative visual module, capable of outputting visuals and visual signals. (Not everyone is interested exclusively in their rack doing sound; some also want to stimulate sight.)

Plus since it’s analog, it’s time to dig up all your analog ins and outputs again. Edirol video mixer? Sega Genesis? CRT tubes? Half-broken projectors? Yes, yes, yes, yes!

Watch (with some Richard Devine sounds, of course):

The whole thing is based on Arduino nano, making it easy to hack your own patterns through some simple coding, for more of these wild black-and-white creations:

Highlights:

  • Input video – there’s a composite (analog, natch) video input
  • Input audio – it’s a one-channel oscilloscope with wide sample rate spectrum (228 Hz – 700KHz), just with unusually cool visualizations
  • Generate video patterns via multiple presets (or make your own with Arduino code!)
  • Control patterns with CV and gate control of visual parameters
  • Output video – video generator can be routed to composite, as can video signal and sync (with a hack) through Video Cinch feature

That patch-ability extends in all directions: you can use control voltage both to generate and control visuals, and gate keeps everything in time.

Here’s a video (via Kero / DU) of the module getting connected:

The project was built in collaboration with Razmasynth, a video modular maker based in France specializing in open source kits. And if you like this, you should definitely also check out their Telewizor.

Full specs:

  • One channel AV Display for Eurorack Modular, PAL, NTSC Video Generator and One Channel Oscilloscope
  • CV Input controls Video Generator (Jack Mono 3.5)
  • Universal CV from modular, bipolar (+5/-5V) and unipolar (+5V)
  • Gate Input: resets the current pattern and turns the screen black when a positive signal is applied (Jack Mono 3.5)
  • Chaos Button: inverts on-screen colors in all patterns; use this button to decrease the sample rate on an Oscilloscope sub-program in order to display signals from a LFO
  • Video In: supports PAL/NTSC; it can connect with DVD, VCD, TFT Camera, Super Nintendo, VHS Tape, etc. via Cinch input
  • Composite Video Out: exports the video generator signal via the Cinch output
  • DU-NTSC is based on the Arduino Nano platform, allowing you to easily hack and create your own video patterns.
  • Over 16 video patterns (demo available)
  • One Channel Oscilloscope; with a sample rate from 700KHz to 228Hz

Like Razmasynth’s Telewizor, DU-NTSC is based on Arduino Nano, so you can easily hack and create your own video pattern (making your own 120×96-pixel image) or upload code.

And that hardware:

  • Digital TFT Chimei LCD
  • Display size: 3.5″
  • Display Format: 4:3
  • System: PAL/NTSC
  • Pixel: 480(W)X272(H)
  • 10P Eurorack bus connector
  • 191ma power draw (+12/-12V)
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Depth: 16hp
  • Skiff Friendly
  • Optional solder pads on the PCB back, for powering display with an external power supply 12V DC, without causing main power supply to drop down

More video action – this video from Kero gives you a sense of what it’s like to use:

And Richard Devine accidentally teased this over the weekend with this tripping-in-space video using the module:

Here’s more. Dig the pink lighting:

There are only twenty of these units, but I suspect this may be a sign of more to come in visual modules – both from Detroit Underground and in the scene generally. US$250 per module, available from Bandcamp (and including a free Richard Devine music download, of course):

https://detund.bandcamp.com/merch/du-ntsc

Previously:

This Eurorack module was coded wrong – and you’ll like it

Speaking in signal, across the divide between video and sound: SIGINT

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Golden Pudel

Delivered... Compiled by EB Staff | Scene | Tue 14 Aug 2018 9:11 am

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