Handmade Electronic Music

Handmade Electronic Music

The Art of Hardware Hacking

Book - 2009 | 2nd ed
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Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking provides a long-needed, practical, and engaging introduction to the craft of making - as well as creatively cannibalizing - electronic circuits for artistic purposes. With a sense of adventure and no prior knowledge, the reader can subvert the intentions designed into devices such as radios and toys to discover a new sonic world. At a time when computers dominate music production, this book offers a rare glimpse into the core technology of early live electronic music, as well as more recent developments at the hands of emerging artists. In addition to advice on hacking found electronics, the reader learns how to make contact microphones, pickups for electromagnetic fields, oscillators, distortion boxes, and unusual signal processors cheaply and quickly.

This revised and expanded second edition is extensively illustrated and includes a DVD featuring eighty-seven video clips and twenty audio tracks by over one hundred hackers, benders, musicians, artists, and inventors from around the world, as well as thirteen video tutorials demonstrating projects in the book. Further enhancements include additional projects, photographs, diagrams, and illustrations.

Publisher: New York : Routledge, c2009
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780415996099
Branch Call Number: 786.7 COL 2009
Characteristics: 340 p. + 1 DVD


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Feb 27, 2012

This is a perfect little guide on SAFELY tweaking pre-made and from-scratch equipment into something...different, the only drawback is that there is ONLY ONE COPY!!!
I have this on the list to borrow and check out Again. A handy reference tool. There are also fun little projects available on the interweb; otherwise I wouldn't have found out/been able to make the drawdio, other small various things that make life much more fun. (check out fluxmonkey and others on the web for similar fun).

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