So, I haven’t posted many videos as of lately. Been dealing with some things. But also I’ve accumulated a few songs, some of which are these electronic trace like songs. I’m kind of excited about them. I also am finishing a new indie rock, or whatever you want to call it, album. Those songs aren’t really done… Buy I wanted to post an electronic one. So here is one.
Built a DIY Overhead Camera rig (Rostrum Camera Stand). It was rough and it definitely doesn’t look great. But it works… And honestly, all things considered, wasn’t horrible to make either. All we need is some decent lighting and some butcher paper (or crafting paper). A real Rostrum Camera Stand (link below) goes for $1,466.50.
Our setup consisted of:
2x 30″ 2×6 boards
1x 10″ 2×6 board
3x 30″ 1-1/4 cast iron pipes
2x cast iron 1-1/4 elbow joints
2x cast iron 1-1/4 footings
1x 3/8th bolt
nuts and washers for all the bolts
and a 20 dollar Tripod head.
Total Cost: $84
So we build a small dual oscillator synth, with a Transistor LFO!
I also go into excruciating detail on how a breadboard works…
EDIT: It’s been brought to my attention that What I call a “Reducer” is actually called a Regulator.
A brief history and build of the APC. The infamous Atari Punk Console was originally called “Sound Synthesizer” in a Radio Shack magazine printed in 1980. 25 years later it gets a new name and becomes the beloved Lofi noise synth the glitch folk love! 37 years later and we’re still using it. What an amazing little project!