The Drone & Drama came about as an assemblage of several smaller units:
- three waveform function generators,
- ‘bent-by-design’ noise-siren (based on dub-siren),
- ‘bent-by-design’ tone shaper (based on envelope filter),
The instrument changed over time. Improvement, change, removal, substitution, addition, refinement, comparison. The filters used in the original configuration were based on classic DOD and Seamoon designs. Later only a modified version of the DOD was used.
The main instrument has gone through a number of iterations. Version two (v2 is clearly noted in the associated materials) was the first version of the instrument which could be reproduced with accuracy. A poster about this version was displayed at NIME 2018. D&D v2 was produced using: CNC milled PCBs & laser cut enclosures.