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Portable Binaural Rig

Another Model? Since I started designing binaural microphones and dummy heads, one of the main issues I’ve had were related to size and portability. The second obvious issue is that using any kind of binaural head, draws a lot of attention from all kind of human beings which ask stupid questions like what TV are you from, not realizing that they just destroyed your field recording… It also makes react to
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Router Plunge Base for KRESS

New Spindle: This last christmas I decided to invest in a new spindle for my CNC so I can carry out bigger jobs, my main spindle works great but it’s not very powerful and I would rather leave it for PCB and delicate jobs, while using a more heavy-duty one for wood and rough jobs. I decided to get a Dewalt, but after lots of checking I found out that the European prices are almost twice the american ones, makin
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My Harmonograph V1

First thoughts: This is a project I wanted to make for a long time, thanks to my girlfriend who bought me a little book about Mathematics and music which I have in the car and kept reading constantly… Only recently I have gathered enough knowledge, information and time to accomplish some complex wood work projects. I decided to try to make my first DIY Harmonograph, a Victorian invention from 1844 that draws be
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Introduction to the Harmonograph

Definition from wikipedia: A harmonograph is a mechanical apparatus that employs pendulums to create a geometric image. The drawings created typically are Lissajous curves, or related drawings of greater complexity. The devices, which began to appear in the mid-19th century and peaked in popularity in the 1890s, cannot be conclusively attributed to a single person, although Hugh Blackburn, a professor of mathematics
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Programming the Arduino Micro

  I started using the Arduino Pro mini long time ago. Due to it´s small size it´s ideal for finished projects so you can easily install it inside any enclosure or project. The power consumption is very low aswell and the onboard bundled options makes it for me the perfect candidate as a “brain” in many projects. Nowadays you can find them for 2€ or less, which is incredible but truth. The new ones ha
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Binaural Dummy Head – Pro V3

Pro V3 After long time of great results using my V1 and V2 binaural mics, some Sound Engineer friends asked me, why don´t you add phantom power to your Binaural Microphone? My answer was allways quick… At the begining I didnt intented this microphone for studio use, but rather making a portable device which I could take anywhere and get Binaural sound without dedicated sound recorders, using the input of my video or
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GameBoy Inverted Screen

This will be a quick post about the polarized film found in Backlight screens for the gameboy. There is a lot of information about it online but still some pictures don´t show very well the effect so I wanted to try and show it here. Polarized Film: In order for the GameBoy screen to show pixels, it is necesary a polarized film. Basically is a filter that allows just light in one direction. When you add a backlight t
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CerebelUSB

CEREBEL-USB: USB to MIDI Converter In one of my odysseys to find the definitive Live set, I decided to try the impossible!! xD… Now seriously, this project is one of the most interesting, simple yet difficult projects I’ve ever come across. Because life is hard, but full of beauties… I feel inspired today… :) Like many of you, I have been bombarded in recent years with affordable DJ controller
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Bass Boost

GameBoy DMG Bass Boost

GameBoy DMG Bass boost: A while ago I came acroos an interesting article of a modded gameboy with “Bass Boost”. The information was very small and there was no tests or audio samples in order to check this out. Just for curiosity I have decided to do the mod in one of my DMG units and make some recordings of audio to inspekt it  in a spectrum analizer what this upgrade does to the sound. The mod is extrem
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Circuit bending workshop by Maledictis

Circuit bending guide

What is Circuit Bending Circuit bending is the creative customization of the circuits within electronic devices such as low voltage, battery-powered guitar effects, children’s toys and digital synthesizers to create new musical or visual instruments and sound generators. Emphasizing spontaneity and randomness, the techniques of circuit bending have been commonly associated with noise music, though many more con
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