Showing posts with label Travelogue. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travelogue. Show all posts

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Voltage Controlled Motor Driven Oscillator Tonewheel

Published on Mar 23, 2019 artoftravelogue

"This is a demo of my prototype for a voltage controlled motor driven oscillator. This was developed in 2015 and performed with later that year at Chicagoland's Knobcon. The sound and everything you hear is directly from the instrument and not processed in any way. Check out my channel or website for other interesting instruments."

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Travelogue Magnetic Table CV Controller

via Travelouge where you'll find additional details and pics.

"Here is one of my designs that I based off of a magnetic pendulum toy. The toy consisted of a dangling string with a magnet on the end of it; then it hovered over magnets on a table that either repelled or attracted the string magnet; the stringed magnet then maneuvers around in crazy patterns due to the position of the table magnets.

There are 2 control voltage outputs for this device; one for the X axis, and one for the Y. They vary from 0 to 5 volts. These can be used to change any parameter in a synthesizer or effects system to make interesting sounds..."

Jon Sonnenberg - Travelogue Workspace - half of the studio

flickr By Jon Sonnenberg
(click through for mouse-over descriptions for each synth and more pics - that's an Aries modular on top and the custom monolith2 on the right - previously posted here)

You can find Travelogue here. Don't miss the EML Poly-box post here.

On the studio:
"As you can see, the studio is pretty packed. The only gear that does not belong to me is the Oberheim OB-1 and the Boss GT-5 which are borrowed from a friend. You can hover over the photo to see what the gear is. I make rules for myself when it comes to gear position. 1) I try to have all keys and controls within reach. 2) modulars are positioned where hanging cables will not get in the way of using other equipment. 3) equipment is not blocked by other equipment (this is the most challenging rule) 4) Everything is plugged into power strips and regulated through a SU700 UPS; though anything CAN be turned on, I try to keep the power load down by only turning on the equipment that I will use for the task at hand. I have a homemade DIN sync multiple connecting the MC-202, TR-808, TR-606, Mini Doc, XOXOX, and an MSQ-700 (usually for the Jupiter DCB, but can be switched to MIDI)"

This one in via Solvent of I Dream of Wires

Friday, January 06, 2012

Modular synth: Monolith2 custom cabinet

flickr By Jon Sonnenberg

Click through for the mouse overs for each module and more pics.

"I don't really know much about this synth except that the modules that I have working sound great and are mostly made up of discrete parts. I bought this off of a coworker when I was working at a music store several years ago. Originally, there was a different case, with speakers and a copper touch-plate keyboard and the word "Monolith 2". The inside was a nightmare of spaghetti wiring. I decided to tackle one thing at a time and first rebuilt the cabinet and added the multiples at the bottom. Someday, I would like to get the keyboard working."

A bit ARP 2500 inspired in design mixed with some steampunk. The top row reminds me of a specific type of graphic design, but I don't know the name.

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