Little Bleepy Bloopy Noise Making Things

Little Bleepy Bloopy Noise Making Things

Saveloy
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Sep 1 2011, 04:32 PM #1

A thread for the small and cheap(ish); the gadgety / novelty side of things.

Having checked the Korg Monotron out on YouTube (I've just ordered one and am quivering with excitement at the thought of getting my mitts on the tiny wee farty thingy), I've been discovering all the other mad little noise-making / sequencing gizmos that have been coming out recently: stuff like the Bliptronic 5000, the Otamatone, the Thingamagoop 2 and the Theresynth.

Anybody have any favourites they'd like to enthuse / whine about?
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Boro Maggi
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Sep 1 2011, 05:10 PM #2

The Korg Kaossilator is pretty fun, and quite cheap these days.

Noises themselves are pretty much all pre-set, but it can loop and layer, which makes the sound very flexible. With the looping/layering you can use it as a cool little drum machine too.

Plus it has a setting for the EXACT sound you hear in the background of OFYC's "Chino"! :wub:

Many hours of bleeps and bloops to be had there.
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Saveloy
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Sep 2 2011, 02:05 PM #3

Aye, I want one! :cry2:

Almost as much as one of these:

Thingamagoop 2
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Sep 2 2011, 08:30 PM #4

I've got a few of these, but my favourite is still the mini theremin.

I love the hand movements/gestures involved in playing it - I always feel like a magician or something.

Here's Kenneth Anger playing a (full size) one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k2T-R0PT8M
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the fell
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Sep 2 2011, 08:36 PM #5

I bought one of these recently for my nephew- of course I had to test it first. Some very impressive bleeps & bloops.
Nonsense is better than no sense at all- NMN
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Sep 2 2011, 11:08 PM #6

Oh, I forgot to mention the stylophone, another of my favourite instruments.

This track features a stylophone (through a reverb box) and a tambourine (through a phaser):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7Hg33c6jDQ&amp
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Sep 16 2011, 10:44 PM #7

I've just ordered one of these fellows:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jjp_31k ... r_embedded

Expect to hear it on a Palace of Swords song soon. :)
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Sep 16 2011, 11:26 PM #8

PeterL @ Sep 17 2011, 10:44 AM wrote: I've just ordered one of these fellows:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jjp_31k ... r_embedded

Expect to hear it on a Palace of Swords song soon. :)

s that the best hand-model you could get? He looks like he has a skin-infection on his left thumb. Or maybe it's a repetitive synthesizer injury, lol.

gotta love it

sounds like a great instrument. where are you getting it from?

(also like the comment from the guy who isn't happy with the green leds lol
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marvell78
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Sep 16 2011, 11:30 PM #9

ok just found the firm

what a set up lol

some of theother stuff is, to use thioer own word, ridculous
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Sep 17 2011, 09:46 PM #10

marvell78 @ Sep 17 2011, 11:30 AM wrote:ok just found the firm

what a set up lol

some of theother stuff is, to use thioer own word, ridculous
This one is particularly cool (and ridiculous):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEk248bE ... r_embedded
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the fell
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Sep 20 2011, 12:03 AM #11

The Illucia by Chris Novello.
This isn't strictly a bleepy, bloopy thing but it could be used for that purpose- seems to me it has some really interesting possibilities in the right hands ( Safi? ).
here's a link
http://vimeo.com/29177062
Nonsense is better than no sense at all- NMN
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Saveloy
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Oct 27 2015, 01:27 PM #12

These look fun, and can be had for under 50 quid at the mo':



Look up "pocket operator" on youtube for demos.

In other news: here's me and the boy mucking about with the Monotron and a cheap FX unit (filmed years ago - and look at the state of his fingernails!):

https://youtu.be/eIlg9EyIST0
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Saveloy
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Jun 6 2016, 11:21 AM #13

Saveloy @ Oct 27 2015, 01:27 PM wrote: These look fun, and can be had for under 50 quid at the mo':

I've just got the PO-12, which is the straight-up drum machine version, and I can confirm that it is indeed fun.

Nice bassy hip-hop drum, techno-ey snare and a load of clicks and bleeps. 16 patterns which
you can program yourself, either punched in step by step on the grid, or live, or a combo of both.

Best bit is you can apply tweaks and effects to all the noises as it plays. So you can get a rhythm going and fuck it up as it goes, so it's constantly changing.
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Saveloy
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Oct 4 2016, 12:08 PM #14

Claude Woodward, the Sonic Manipulator:

YouTube - Claude's Marvelous MIDI Music Machine

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