It started out with classic vintage instruments, Casio SK-1 and an Alesis HR-16, taken into the lab and circuit bent. They were opened up, adding switches, hard wiring new controls that altered them into monsters. Once completed, they were sampled and multi-sampled into tube mic preamps. The switches and knobs caused the instruments to produce new textures, drones and multi-sampled pitches. The sounds that were produced were analyzed, mapped, tuned, and looped to create new, more flexible instruments in the digital realm. Synthesis was added: envelopes, filters, LFOs, and an effects engine. The result is 5 new Circuit-Bent Rack Extensions by Meeker FX, included in the Circuit Bent bundle.
All of these instruments feature a few standard waveforms but predominantly the sounds are tremendously tweaked but musical and flexible.The circuitbending community is a collection of creative thinkers, as are the members of the Reason community. We think differently and embrace sound design through various connections. Now these two worlds collide with these userfriendly devices. Each instrument comes with over 100 patches and combinators.
- Samples from circuit-bent instruments
- Flexible parameters and effects
- Expertly crafted patches and sound design
The five Circuit Bent Synthesizers are listed below: