We’ll generally have a tender spot for circuit sculpture assignments nearly anything with parts supported on good tidy rows of brass wires always captures our creativeness. But incorporate to that a small little bit of light and a great deal of sound, and you get some thing like this hybrid synthesizer sculpture that truly commands consideration.
[Eirik Brandal] phone calls his generation “corwin position,” and describes it as “a generative twin voice analog synthesizer.” It is constructed with a large-open architecture that invites exploration and serves to pull the eyes — and ears — into the piece. The cheapest degree of the sculpture has all the “boring” digital stuff — an ESP32, the LED motorists, and the electronic-to-analog converters. The next stage up has the far more visually exciting analog circuits, created generally “dead-bug” model on a framework of brass wires. The user interface, predominantly a series of pots and switches, lives on this level, as does a SeeedStudio WIO terminal, which is utilised to display screen a spectrum analyzer of the sounds produced.
Shifting up a bit, there’s a seemingly incongruous vacuum tube overdrive together with a electric power amp and speaker in an acrylic enclosure. A vertical aspect of thick acrylic towers above all and houses the synth’s delay line, and the mild pipes that snake via the sculpture pulse in time with sequencer events. The video clip beneath exhibits the synth in motion — the songs that it generates under no circumstances definitely sounds the same two times, and seems like practically nothing we’ve listened to before, other than probably briefly when we read anything like the qualifications new music from Logan’s Operate.
Hats off to [Eirik] for one more fantastic-seeking and fantastic-sounding make you may bear in mind that his “cwymriad” caught our attention previously this year.