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Two demos from a modded Yamaha RY30 with a 24 way bend bus percussion grinding switch matrix.

The RY30 is home to some of the most impressive bent sounds we've ever heard. Even after over 15 years of bending drum machines, we were very surprised by this one! Theres something about the way you can get effects to change and evolve that you don't hear on other machines. Theres also much better separation of the sounds in the mix than on similar units. I have the feeling we haven't even scratched the surface of what you can do with this thing!

All the sounds and effects are created live by processing drum patterns using the switch matrix.
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Modded Peavey Deltafex with a RAM loop switch, a big yellow RAM loop LED, and 4 x loop chopping switches.

All demo sounds are created by grabbing a loop of input sound with the loop switch, and then processing it with the parameter knobs and the loop chopper switches. Unlike with many FX units, on the Deltafex the parameter knobs still have some effect when the RAM contents is forcibly looped.

Annoyingly the standard clock runs at 48Mhz, which is ridiculously fast and way out of the range of a standard LTC1799 which only goes up to 33Mhz. There is the faster LTC6905 oscillator which operates from 17Mhz to 170Mhz in three selectable frequency bands, but a bit of experimentation shows that the best frequency range would be 6Mhz to around 60mhz, and you'd have to set the LTC6905's jumpers to operate in its 34Mhz to 85Mhz range.
The result of all this is that to reclock this unit you'd need two different LTC boards with two different pots and somehow find a way to switch between them without the unit crashing. Basically reclocking is too much effort to be workable. :(
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A circuitbenders interview on soldering, electronics and wibbly noises for the Tindie blog!
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Well that worked out pretty well!

Before and after shots of our first attempt at using a Hydrogen Peroxide solution and some sunshine to restore the discoloured nicotine yellow case on a Roland CR8000.

Theres still a slight yellowing on the side, but otherwise it really couldn't have gone any better.
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BEHOLD! A write up on the Behringulizer 2000!

Reclocked Behringer Virtualizer 1000P and Modulizer 1200P in the same case with a switchable operating system.

Demos include the unit processing a somewhat disconcerting 1980's Irish Catholic guide to sex.
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We have a few Redshift Multiple eurorack modules available on the site. Its a 7HP three way, one in to three out buffered multiple, with an added up/down line to eurorack level shifter.

Most of them are red, but we also have a few slightly cheaper in blue, for when the UK stumbles out of the EU like a retarded uncle and we suddenly have to call it UKrack instead of eurorack. Apparently Brexit is all about pointlessly changing red things to blue things, and who are we to argue?
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Number 397 in a series of motivational quotes designed to make your life a better place.

Thats right, its wibbly noise and free life coaching Friday. Is there no end to our generosity?
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Who wants a ridiculous circuitbenders cat watching TV t-shirt? Nobody? Well, they're up for sale for the next 10 days on mercht anyway, and we only need to shift 4 more until they're definitely going to print.

Who could possibly turn down an opportunity to own a T-shirt as baffling as our last sticker design? Imagine the fun you'll have attempting to explain it to friends and family.

Shipping around 7th Feb. You know what to do.
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