One day Reed Ghazala heard some crazy noises coming out of an amp and thought, ‘if this can happen accidentally, what would happen if I monkeyed with the electronics deliberately?!’.
Circuit bending was born. Since then people all over the world have been modifying electronic toys, guitar pedals, keyboards — anything with a sound and a circuit, really — to make their own unique instruments.
A quick rundown of circuit bending’s DIY ethic and history (including killer examples and notable benders), then straight into show and tell:
Then we jam!
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