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Last year when the first lockdown in the UK was introduced I got fixated on creating a drone/noise box so I could make some interesting live ambient music for the short films I do. Initially I was inspired by the Folktek ambient garden, but I didn't want to get too bogged down in onboard effects when I've got an array of pedals to use, so I looked around and saw things like the apprehension engine and some other simpler ones I found on YouTube. Here's how it ended up looking:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBKyDOQn11h ... _copy_link

Essentially what I've built is a wooden box with various springs, guitar strings and other items drilled into it with a piezo contact pickup. It's definitely not as professional and pretty as Brant's though. Anyway, I've not had a chance to record it properly, having been more occupied with other music, but I'm aiming to, and I might put a sample pack together as well (in case that's of interest to anyone?)

Anyone else here build instruments, or pedals, or circuit bends? I'd love to see your stuff.

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This is awesome, do you have a video of how it sounds?

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zin wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:14 pm This is awesome, do you have a video of how it sounds?
Not yet, It's been rather neglected since I made it. I'll get it videoed this weekend and share it.

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Here's a quick vlog I made about it at the weekend. I look like crap as I needed a shave, haircut and my beard colouring :lol:

https://youtu.be/E66fywLBkFU

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Fatastic stuff, I have almost zero practical knowledge about sound design (since I don't make music :P), and your video explained so many techniques to me (how the sounds are created). Well done :)

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This looks dope as hell, I'm very keen to hear how it sounds.

EDIT: I had this reply window open for a day in my browser and when I posted it, the page refreshed and I saw your demo of it.

Sounds absolutely brilliant, very wet and positively dripping. I can imagine those sounds coming from a dank haunted cellar.

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zin wrote: Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:23 pm Fatastic stuff, I have almost zero practical knowledge about sound design (since I don't make music :P), and your video explained so many techniques to me (how the sounds are created). Well done :)
I'm glad you found it useful and interesting. :)

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WraithVeil wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:16 am This looks dope as hell, I'm very keen to hear how it sounds.

EDIT: I had this reply window open for a day in my browser and when I posted it, the page refreshed and I saw your demo of it.

Sounds absolutely brilliant, very wet and positively dripping. I can imagine those sounds coming from a dank haunted cellar.
Cheers :) I definitely need to start utilising it more moving forward.

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