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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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MiniE Enclosure

MiniE slider dolly enclosure

Introduction: The electronics of this project was made a long time ago, after I have built several motion controllers with Arduino and stepper motors with different results. Most of them were simple one potentiometer kind of controller to allow movement in both directions, but soon this became too simple and hard replicate. I found this little company which made some motion controllers and offered a Kit to make a sma
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PL2 DIY Kit enclosure

Introduction: The Pl2 or “PI L Squared” it´s a tiny synth developed by the Ploytec team at Berlin. I was fascinated by their tiny synth when it came out because it had quite a distinctive 8 bit retro sound and I always have been a fan of this nostalgic sound… For me the main interest in this device came from the fact that is tiny and can be powered from either MIDI or USB depending in their versions
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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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Midibud

MidiBud is a DIY MIDI controller with a 16×2 display, EEPROM, push-button encoder and 5 buttons. The design is based on the Mutable Instruments MIDIpal. This is a revision of the board made by the Midisizer guys, so you can order your own PCB + Atmega Pre-programmed, get the list of components and build your own!! What is MIDIPAL?: The MIDIpal is a smart little MIDI processor. Insert it between a MIDI keyboard (
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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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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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Auduino – Granular Synthesizer

The Auduino is an interesting little project that is perfect as a first sound experiment with the Arduino. Its simplicity doesn’t make it boring at all, this little guy is capable of a wide variety of sounds. It’s a granular synthesizer. Granular synthesis is a method that uses small sound particles or “quanta” to generate complex waveforms. As soon as I had managed to get some LEDs blinking a
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