'Circuit Bent Sounds Vol 3' is back once again from the electronic surgery of the Circuitbenders labs, the products of an unholy alliance between soldering iron and sampler return to unleash another dose of audio upon your unsuspecting senses.
'Circuit Bent sounds Vol 3' ventures once more into the outer reaches of experimental audio electronics to bring back another collection of twisted beats and audio sickness guaranteed to deliver freshness to any production. From a cut-price drum toy to the mighty Roland SH101, nothing is safe from Circuitbenders' attentions, with every machine being treated with an equally relaxed concern for its basic rights to bring you this unique set of sounds.
Stepping outside of normal methods of synthesis and audio production to unlock the true potential of an otherwise ordinary bit of hardware is the Circuitbenders technique. All the machines used on this release have been rewired and abused to operate far beyond their normal design limits, enabling them to produce all those sounds that the original designers either fought to avoid or just never dreamed possible.
The machines on this collection include old school drum machines given a new lease of life in the form of the rare Akai XR10, the Yamaha RX7, Korg DDD1, Casio RZ1 sampling drum machine, Boss DR550 and the legendary Roland TR707, along with a host of esoteric electronic devices and toys supplying extra beats. Modified keys and synths include the analogue Roland SH101, the MFOS weird sound generator, Yamaha PSS270, Casio SA5, Rocktek Delay pedal and the favourite of every lo-fi musician and circuit bender, the Casio SK1 sampler.
Finally there's a whole consignment of rewired kids toys including Early Leaner shapes toy, Letterland toy, Bongon electronic bongos, VTech Talking Alfie teddy bear, Little Tykes guitar, Mix Me DJ toy and the classic Texas Instruments Speak & Read and Speak & Write toys amongst many others.
Since 2001 Circuitbenders have been rewiring electronic toys, old drum machines and synths for hundreds of artists worldwide including some of the biggest names in electronic music.
• 758 Circuit Bent Samples
• 283 Loops
• 475 Hits
• 22 Patches for Reason NN-XT, Halion, Kontakt, EXS & SFZ
• Apple Loops Version
• Acidised WAV/REX2