Sight And Sound Combine In This Engaging Synthesizer Sculpture


We’ll generally have a tender spot for circuit sculpture projects just about anything with components supported on awesome tidy rows of brass wires often captures our imagination. But include to that a minimal little bit of gentle and a whole lot of seem, and you get anything like this hybrid synthesizer sculpture that seriously commands interest.

[Eirik Brandal] calls his creation “corwin level,” and describes it as “a generative dual voice analog synthesizer.” It is developed with a broad-open up architecture that invites exploration and serves to pull the eyes — and ears — into the piece. The most affordable level of the sculpture has all the “boring” electronic things — an ESP32, the LED motorists, and the digital-to-analog converters. The following degree up has the a lot more visually attention-grabbing analog circuits, built mostly “dead-bug” fashion on a framework of brass wires. The person interface, mainly a sequence of pots and switches, lives on this stage, as does a SeeedStudio WIO terminal, which is used to exhibit a spectrum analyzer of the seems created.

Relocating up a little bit, there is a seemingly incongruous vacuum tube overdrive together with a electrical power amp and speaker in an acrylic enclosure. A vertical component of thick acrylic towers over all and properties the synth’s hold off line, and the light pipes that snake by the sculpture pulse in time with sequencer functions. The movie under shows the synth in motion — the tunes that it generates never ever definitely seems the same two times, and sounds like absolutely nothing we have heard prior to, besides possibly briefly when we read one thing like the history music from Logan’s Run.

Hats off to [Eirik] for another terrific-hunting and excellent-sounding develop you might remember that his “cwymriad” caught our interest before this 12 months.

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