Diddley Bow Workshop, NIMHAF 2022

Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts Festival 2022 (GATHERING)

A how-to for making your own custom acoustic-tech ‘monochord’. Viewers are show how to select, combine and play materials. All tools are shown and techniques demonstrated. Various options to suit your very own build.

Barry’s approach is a akin to a recipe where he suggests potential ingredients, a step by step process (how & why), and even some serving suggestions.

Graham F – Halo

The latest TONEBURST release is available.

https://toneburst.bandcamp.com/

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Halo is a noir patchwork of generative soundmasses. Sonic elements rearrange themselves and unfold according to their own internal logic. Revealed are themes of alienation and anti-idealism.

Included is a DIY PCB of the EMF Pingler, a detector of invisible signals and ghosts. A noise device that picks up on its environment and makes sound when it is passed through electromagnetic fields (EMFs). The PCB itself features beautiful designs that make it a worthwhile trinket for those who may not want to solder.

As with all TB instrument and DIY PCB releases, if the EMF Pingler is used in your music-making please share the results with us. ‘Toneburst wishes to publish sound creations made by other makers.’
www.grahamfranz.com

released April 29, 2022

EMF PINGLER – DIY PCB

BJC – UM Versions FESTIVUS

The latest TONEBURST release is available.

There are a limited number of built instruments and PCBs for DIY.

https://toneburst.bandcamp.com/


The UM66 chip was designed to play popular monophonic
melodies: The chip used in this circuit plays several melodies.
The UM66 is used two times. They are not synchronised.
This DIY EMI has potentiometers to control voltage starve & volume as well as a switch to change the ‘bent’ character of the sound. It is possible to use headers sockets for the ICs to allow them to be swapped, enabling user control over the output.

This version was designed with a Winter celebration in mind, hence the name FESTIVUS as celebrated in regions of Europe and beyond. Nollaig na mBan! (little/women’s christmas Ireland) Trettondedag (13th day Sweden) día de los Reyes Magos (3 kings day Spain), also; Epiphany.

‘It’s the night the taxi drivers quiver in their boots’ Pauline – Cork

(Battery not included.)
These DIY EMIs require a 3v CR2032 battery for power.
The output is a mono mini jack (3.5mm).

DIY Electronic Musical Instruments – MAKE files

My collection of project files and guides to build more DIY electronic musical instruments that I designed over my research/practice are now available on GITHUB and HACKADAY.

New instruments:

Nano Perc v1 (percussive sounds from an arduino nano)

D&D Teensy (pocket sized Drone & Drama from a Teensy 3.2 / 4.0)

Squeal & Scrape (9v amp & contact microphone for workshops)

Drone & Drama v2 – DIY files

The files to build your own Drone & Drama v2 instrument are available online.

GITHUB

HACKADAY

Files include: schematics, bill of materials, gerbers, build guide.

There are four modules: sine/triangle generator / noise siren / filter / mixer.

It was inspired by  simple synth DIY + the idea “bent by design”.

Sound examples can be heard through Toneburst.

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