We’ll always have a soft location for circuit sculpture projects everything with parts supported on good tidy rows of brass wires usually captures our imagination. But add to that a small bit of light-weight and a whole lot of sound, and you get something like this hybrid synthesizer sculpture that definitely commands notice.
[Eirik Brandal] calls his generation “corwin level,” and describes it as “a generative dual voice analog synthesizer.” It’s built with a wide-open architecture that invitations exploration and serves to pull the eyes — and ears — into the piece. The least expensive stage of the sculpture has all the “boring” digital stuff — an ESP32, the LED drivers, and the digital-to-analog converters. The subsequent level up has the more visually exciting analog circuits, created largely “dead-bug” type on a framework of brass wires. The user interface, generally a collection of pots and switches, life on this level, as does a SeeedStudio WIO terminal, which is employed to exhibit a spectrum analyzer of the sounds produced.
Going up a bit, there’s a seemingly incongruous vacuum tube overdrive alongside with a electricity amp and speaker in an acrylic enclosure. A vertical aspect of thick acrylic towers more than all and homes the synth’s delay line, and the light pipes that snake by way of the sculpture pulse in time with sequencer events. The movie underneath demonstrates the synth in motion — the tunes that it generates never ever actually sounds the exact same two times, and seems like nothing at all we have read prior to, apart from probably briefly when we read anything like the background songs from Logan’s Operate.
Hats off to [Eirik] for an additional great-wanting and fantastic-sounding establish you could recall that his “cwymriad” caught our interest earlier this year.