Details about Circuit Bent Modified Casio Sk-1 Sampling Synthesizer Keyboard Synth ModsCircuit Bent Modified Casio Sk-1 Sampling Synthesizer Keyboard Synth Mods See original listing
Jun 01, 2012 05:11:28 PDT
Wichita, Kansas, United States
This auction is for a Bentstruments.com, circuit-bent Casio Sk-1.
If you want to truly enjoy the benefits of a circuit bent instrument, the Casio Sk-1 is the most versatile of all machines in the genre.
This one is ready to apply endless layers of textures, pads, and innumerable freshly morphed original sounds into your music.
Circuit-bent SK-1's create incredibly strange sounds and beats.
Ive added a seperate LFO circuit that animates the sounds and sampled sounds for modulation.
Also, an opto cell that allows for theremin type of pitch work and total chaos in other patches.
Another mod is an led with ON/OFF switch that adds a modulating envelope glitch.
In addition, it has 9 bend switches that add strange modulations, algorithmic brain wave oscillations, insect emulations, whacked out drum beats, chaotic bass, syncopated rhythms, flanging, echoing, looping, the effects go on and on for incredible combinations only limited by your imagination.
Ive added a control knob on the front that allows you to dial out the drums. The ability to eliminate some sounds is invaluable to say the least.
It also comes with an ATARI joystick port (joystick NOT included) that renders INCREDIBLE effects in each direction the joystick is moved as well as the button for cool effects that mimic some vintage Atari video game sounds.
Also, theres a pitch control knob with switch that allows you to choose between the original clock or a precission oscillator . This pitch knob greatly effects pitch several octaves. Im using the getlofi ltc1799.
Ive also added a soft reset button and a balanced 1/4" output jack.
IM ALSO INCLUDING A REMOVABLE RCA PATCHBAY MODULE THAT PLUGS INTO THE ATARI JACK WHEN THE JOYSTICK ISNT PLUGGED IN.
All keys and buttons are nicely in place, this keyboard is in great condition, it will certainly please you. Ive also chosen to leave the onboard speaker intact so you can use it on the go or anywhere youd rather not drag your amplifier, a huge convenience factor.
Youll enjoy creating tons of new compositions with this if youre into experimental, dreamy, robot, computer rock soundscapes and ambient noise not to mention beautiful soundscapes as well, virtually whatever youre into.
Ive added pitch bending body contacts that add great tremelo effect by touching both.
It also features multi-voicing button that activates a very space invadersesque type of bass line.
This is a very smooth soundscape creator that fully retains all of the incredible SK-1 original features including: the sampler, synthesizer feature, synth drums, 13 envelopes, portamento and vibrato among a terrific array of features that make this an absolutely fascinating mini synthesizer.
It Works as an original, normal sk-1 until you turn on a glitch.
I based this somewhat around the sounds i was hearing in tetsu inoue's incredible work, that was all i listened to while mapping the bends for this piece.
Ive circuit bent hundreds of keyboards, speaks, toys, synthesizers and cameras over the last several years for very satisfied customers the world over. Just to name a few, my circuit
My circuit bent creations are utilized by Mark Hoppus of Blink 182, The Moog Cookbook, BIll Miller, Mike Patton and Morgan Fisher to name a few. More than likely youve unknowingly heard my benstruments in commercials and popular releases as well.
I've chosen the modifications for this machine based on years of experience and hundreds of modified devices sold worldwide. Rest assured youre getting some of the best bends possible. I use high quality parts and solder with great skill.
Please visit my ME page for more examples of my Art and Mod work.
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Below is a short video demo of just a few of the possibilities this keyboard is capable of. He just touches the tip of the iceberg but it
will give some idea. Thanks!