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Just finished a brand new Mini Remin.


 Mini Remin Technical specifications:



The two handles maybe add a gentle touch to the Ikea Foodbox...

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Commenda gig Setup

June 29. Almost ready to gig.

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Test of my just finished Arduino synth!


Test of just finished homebrew synth based on the Auduino project...

Distorfrost box: an EF9-based distortion pedal




Many old tubes sleep in my country house, since the old times when my father used to build vacuum-tubes radios in his green days. There are also lots of miniature 7-pin EF95 pentodes, that were used in high-frequency amps.
Now people round the globe is using them for audio applications... so I decided to try out a low-anodic voltage circuit. With small signals you can't drive the valve into the distortion zone, therefore I added a FET stage. I've also inserted a pot that moves the pentode's operating point, but its effect can be noticed only at high distortion levels. 



It works sweet, it's really easy to build – and it does not sound bad at all!





On stage I'm using it with a 'burglar alarm' type lead battery not to have to plug one more "brick" PS.

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Building and playing the Bullroarer

I'm interested in both electronic-generated music using modern technologies, and in primitive musical instruments that exploit the very basic laws of acoustics. I try to make them converge in my practice as a musician as well as in my instruments-making.
Recently I've read on a book that the Bullroarer is one of the oldest instruments used by humans to produce sounds.






We decided to make one and this is the result.
Sergio cut the fish-shaped thing from chipboard wood and shaped its edges to an airfoil.









Barbara decorated the surface with patterns inspired by aboriginal artworks.

Il looks great and makes a nice roaring sound.


To make it play great, you have to find the optimal rope lenght and thikness, by trial and error.






A small, portable drone generator that requires no batteries!


 Make it turn!

Ghirondrone: A new instrument under construction

The Ghirondrone is a self-playing chordophone.
It is drone generator inspired by the work of Vulpestruments.




 The pickup is made from a salvaged contactor coil.
We'll see if it gets enough audio signal...

An A and a D guitar strings ready to be tuned...

The motor that will play the strings will be placed between the "pickup" an the "bridge".

Maybe the Ghirondrone will be given a distinctive Steampunk look... we'll see.

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Walter playing my Steampuk Theremin. Gig at the Casa della Musica, february 2012.