NAMM 2009: Circuit Bending from Big City Music
If you love vintage equipment but want new sounds the best way to do this is to modify already excisting tones, right?
Well no-one does circuit bending like Big City, look at this from their 2009 stall at NAMM
Circuit bending is the creative, short-circuiting of electronic devices such as low voltage, battery-powered guitar effects, children’s toys and small digital synthesizers to create new musical or visual instruments and sound generators. Emphasizing spontaneity and randomness, the techniques of circuit bending have been commonly associated with noise music, though many more conventional contemporary musicians and musical groups have been known to experiment with “bent” instruments. Circuit bending usually involves dismantling the machine and adding components such as switches and potentiometers that alter the circuit.
For more on Circuit bending see our article here