Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Atari Punk Console - AdLab version

I've been rubbish at blogging recently as I finished this project quite a few weeks back but hadn't got round to making a decent video of it yet. This is my version of the infamous 'Atari Punk Console', a noisy little beast that uses two simple square wave generators to produce all manner of glitchy weirdness in the worlds simplest (probably) synth.

I didn't like the sound of the original circuit two much so probed about a bit and ended up with this circuit bent version with a bit more flexibility and enough knobs for a rasta colour scheme.

The left toggle produces continuous or interrmittent tones via the black 'punch button'. The right toggle adjusts tone and the red button changes the waveform from square to, er, weird. Two body contacts on the back add some 'wobble' to the sound. Red and yellow are the two standard dials while yellow uncovers hidden sounds. A full video and circuit diagram will be posted eventually...probably. For now here is a video of breadboard prototype which shows where these sounds actually come from.

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