Wednesday, October 24, 2012
"Sonic Crusher" built for Squarepusher - For MoogFest 2012 by Dr. Blankenstein
Published on Oct 24, 2012 by DoctorBlankenstein
"'Sonic Crusher' built for Squarepusher for MoogFest 2012 by Dr. Blankenstein
Ok, trying to make lightning strike twice over here. Is it truly possible that I am to give two of my biggest musical influences custom gear in THE SAME YEAR!? We shall see... This piece is for techno extraordinaire and bass guitar god Squarepusher (Tom Jenkinson ).
The piece came out pretty sick if I may say so myself. Stylized to death in a true Squarepusher fashion... visually and sonicly. It features two sets of body contacts, one for the warp function and the other is a capacitor based "voltage starve" effect. 5 switches the mangle and WARP the sound in different ways (too many to list), sound sensitive red LED, a selectable motion sensor (light sensor) / WARP knob, momentary on / off stutter switch, 1/4" input and output and a On / Off switch... STOCKED! ;)
The demo video shows both how it works on a voice and on music... the voice is the most recent presidential debate... the audio is from Squarepusher - Ufabulum "Dark Steering". An epic album.. if you don't have it already... BUY IT!
I just couldn't go to MoogFest empty handed... :) I of course have no idea how I am going to get it to him, but like the Kraftwerk piece... I figured YouTube was probably a good place to start.
So on again I ask... if anyone knows of how to get a message to Tom, please send me a message here or at my website. I am really excited to give him this gift, I think he will dig it... and it was my pleasure designing and building it for him. Thank you in advance for your help!
Background Music: Squarepusher "Untitled" / "WAP155" / "Do you know Squarepusher"
one of my personal favs ;)"