I added a small mixer to the rhythm-box. Now working on a 8 step-sequencer.
Over the weekend I found some time to finish the rhythm box I’ve been working on for quite a while. It features a rhythm module built around two 4089 chips, and 4 sound modules: snare/clap (with a seperate white noise output), conga/bass and two that with sounds that can be varied from beeps to beats by changing capacitor values.
Here are some more pictures of the project I’m currently working on – a “simple” rhythm machine based on a NE555 clock and two 4089′s, both holding 16 pre-programmed “patterns”. The board is fully soldered and tested, and I’m ready to start working on soldering the controls. Unfortunately I ran out of switches and waiting for new ones to arrive. As can be seen in the pictures I’m also trying out a new way of casing everything.
This is what I’m currently working on: a rhythm machine based on two 4089, synched by one NE555. The 4089 is a chip that contains 16 pre-programmed patterns, of which two or three sound sufficiently hard core to serve my purposes. One 4089 can gate a bass drum (visible on the second breadboard), the other one a snare, or hihat (which I’m still experimenting with). My ultimate goal is to build a full-fledge step-sequencer and a full set of modules for bass, snare etc, but there is still a long way of experimenting ahead of me. This circuit, once finished should enable me to concentrate on getting everything right before starting to build the real thing. This weekend I learned some sexy stuff like creating a virtual earth (for the ADSR-module, which stands for Attack Decay Sustain Release) and switched jacks. I recorded some pretty hard-core stuff already with the set-up in the picture, but I decided to hold my horses and not upload too much test-recordings to soundclound anymore. I’m saving stuff for a proper release.
I really should dedicate a post to each of the electronic modules I’ve build so far, but looking back isn’t my style lately. If you really want to keep updated when something new rolls off of the conveyer belt, make sure to check my facebook page from time to time. Looking forward (which is a far more interesting thing to do) I’m planning to do some experiments with ring modulation, try out an alternative crackle box-design, and ultimately build a second sequencer with some extra capabilities (one that can be used to gate stuff). Some sounds made with the boxes pictured below can be found on Soundcloud.
As it was, recorded on tape, in sound and moves:
Listen to – most of the sets – on Soundcloud.
As it was announced:
A new edition of Don’t cum if you don’t like noise coming at ya at JH Jespo, near Vertrijk station, Belgium. New location, and since it’s been such a long time with a massive line-up. Needless to say that the time-table below is just a wild guess.
14.00 fizzy medium
15.00 uncle bonobo
16.30 nobodies with nothing
19.30 gerard herman
20.15 anal penetration
21.00 beyt al tapes
22.30 portable noise kremator
23.00 ice king
Semi-funky nose with acetaldehyde and a bit of malt.
Chill out and get in touch with your inner ape.
Basically a duo of occultists believing in “round squares,” or simply put: mental slobs. Come and witness how a mix of 500mg of a hallucinogen and mescaline sulfate can change your life.
Nobodies with Nothing
We liked this guy so much last time he played in Tienen that we just had to jump on top of him. Get ready for an intense shake, but watch out for flying pieces of scrap metal though.
Harsh Noise Wall in English. Teringherrie in goed Nederlands. Get ready to be blown uit uw espadrillen.
Bring your kids with you only when they’re already deaf.
Multi-disciplined musician playing a wide range of instruments like balk, cassettedeck, glasplaat, hamer, hark, meetlat, saxofoon, spaanse gitaar, speeksel, stem, stoel, treinfluit, vibrator, virtuele synthesizer, zelfgebouwde synthesizer and Bert Aerts. He does not play ijskar, autodeur, claxon and gestolen klassieke muziek, which on his last record were played by guest-musicians.
Did it hurt?
Beyt Al Tapes
Hij maakt muziek met tapes, heeft twee katten en een spook. After a drunken night in Zanzibar Beyt Al Tapes has been very invisible under the name Agnus Dei Records. Two reasons to like Beyt Al Tapes: Floris Vanhoof. Beyt al Tapes is on Facebook. To be fully prepared for Beyt Al Tapes click here.
A drop of live acid to make your motor tick again.
Portable Noise Kremator
Uneducated trashing. Doom by accident. Inside horror. Or none of the previous. Released a lathe CDr on Produck called “No dedication” and a tape on Knife in the toaster called “Moeilijk doen”. We reckoned that at 22:30 the audience is drunk enough to face this guy’s legendary lack of humour.
Belgium’s bravest bard.
As a wise man once said: "We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories... And those that carry us forward, are dreams." Go for a ride on the time machine,