Please excuse the really crappy quality of these videos, but this all I got at the moment. The first one is a video of me, and the second one is of Boy vs Bacteria. The third video is a video of me playing with The Moxibustor, my glitch oscillator.
Both the videos from Moshpit are shot by Fredrik Stolpe (Cornbeast)
nitro2k01 @ Moshpit Open 2007
Boy vs Bacteria @ Moshpit Open 2007
Me playing with the first prototype of The Moxibustor.
Please excuse the background noise. Something went havoc with my sound card, and the noise was all over. I’ll re-record once I get it sorted out.
Other than that, this is a tune produced in less than 24 hours, which is uncommon for me. (Usually takes months from start to finish, if I ever finish it)
I’ll probably release the sav for this one, once I’ve ploished it a bit.
Here we have the second prototype of the Moxibustor glitch oscillator synth. The first prototype had slightly different components, and reminded me of a dub siren in some modes. The second prototype has slightly different components and also a second IC.
What does the Moxibustor do really? It has three knobs and a buttons. Each knob controls the frequency of an astable Schmitt trigger oscillator. The frequency ranges have are different on purpose, so one of the oscillators can go down to down to sub-bass frequencies, and work as an LFO, and one can go up to 1 kHz or so.
The three signals are mixed digitally at the resolution of 1 bit. This clips the three square waves even more, which gives an effect called intermodulation distorsion, which slightly, but not completely, resembles ring modulation. Then there’s also a secondary chip, a decade counter (Just happened to have it lying around :p )
The result is a glitchy thing that offers a variety of glitchy square wave-ish sounds.
But don’t take my word for it, listen for yourself. (Caution: loud)
If you’re interested in buying a special made piece of this machine, please contact me.
Here’s a dump of the pics I shot at the Moshpit Open 2007 Battle Stage, during Oerfil’s, Cornbeast’s and Boy vs Bacteria’s live sets. For obvious reasons I don’t have any pics/videos of my own set, but if you do, please tell me.
The whole photo set is available here: http://flickr.com/photos/gameboygenius/sets/72157601882163600/
I’m following Dennou Coil (Subbed by Ureshii) but lately they’ve been suffering from some delays due to lack of personnel. (Which is almost worse than C&D’s… :/ ) Dennou Coil is a children’s animé which has been described as “Cyberpunk for kids” and “Not cyberpunk, but not not cyberpunk” by different people. It’s not everybody’s cup of tea, (Naruto, Bleach, blergh :p ) but I really like it.
I doubt people who read my blog are more likely than Ureshii’s readers to be what they’re looking for, but it’s worth a try. So if you think you can do animé quality check or editing, please contact Ureshii!