We’ll generally have a gentle location for circuit sculpture tasks nearly anything with components supported on pleasant tidy rows of brass wires normally captures our creativeness. But insert to that a little little bit of mild and a good deal of audio, and you get one thing like this hybrid synthesizer sculpture that genuinely instructions interest.
[Eirik Brandal] calls his development “corwin stage,” and describes it as “a generative dual voice analog synthesizer.” It’s built with a extensive-open architecture that invitations exploration and serves to pull the eyes — and ears — into the piece. The lowest level of the sculpture has all the “boring” digital things — an ESP32, the LED motorists, and the electronic-to-analog converters. The next stage up has the far more visually exciting analog circuits, developed generally “dead-bug” design on a framework of brass wires. The user interface, largely a collection of pots and switches, lives on this degree, as does a SeeedStudio WIO terminal, which is utilized to exhibit a spectrum analyzer of the sounds generated.
Going up a little bit, there’s a seemingly incongruous vacuum tube overdrive together with a ability amp and speaker in an acrylic enclosure. A vertical element of thick acrylic towers in excess of all and properties the synth’s hold off line, and the light pipes that snake via the sculpture pulse in time with sequencer events. The online video beneath shows the synth in motion — the songs that it generates hardly ever truly sounds the exact same twice, and sounds like practically nothing we’ve listened to ahead of, other than possibly briefly when we read a thing like the qualifications new music from Logan’s Operate.
Hats off to [Eirik] for a further terrific-looking and excellent-sounding establish you may well try to remember that his “cwymriad” caught our attention before this year.