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[Visually Sound Sunday: Nova Drone Sound and Light Synth]

Check. This. Out.

A line of homemade synths built by Troy’s Nonhorse (G. Lucas Crane) and Casper Electronics (Pete Edwards) that provides a visual element to the crazy analog drones produced by the synth.

Unfortunately, this model is sold out. Plenty of other toys are available though at Casper Electronic’s website. See description of specs below.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QHB4rVwSh8Y#!%5D

From Impose Magazine’s website: THE NOVA DRONES OFFERS 9 POTENTIOMETERS, 9 SWITCHES, 6 OSCILLATORS, 3 OSCILLATOR SYNC INPUTS AND AN EPIC 15 VOLTAGE OUTPUTS AS WELL AS 3 HIGH CURRENT OUTPUTS FOR CONTROLLING EXTERNAL LEDS. ALL OF THE INS AND OUTS HAVE BEEN ROUTED TO A PROTOTYPING BREADBOARD AT THE BOTTOM OF THE UNIT WHICH ALLOWS FOR LIBERAL EXPERIMENTATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CUSTOM CIRCUITS. THE PROTOTYPING AREA IS ESPECIALLY USEFUL FOR SYNCING THE OSCILLATORS OF 2 OR MORE NOVA DRONES TOGETHER. THE NOVADRONE HAS THREE SEPARATE CHANNELS WHICH GENERATE SOUND AND CONTROL THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE THREE COLORS IN A TRI COLOR LED. THE SOUND AND LIGHT COME FROM THE SAME ELECTRICAL SIGNAL. YOU ARE LITERALLY SEEING WHAT YOU HEAR.


[Archive 04.04.12]

1) Kraftwerk, “Rukzuk,” Live at Bremen Radio 1971
2) Kraftwerk, “Klingklang,” (Phillips)
3) Kraftwerk, “Airwaves,” Radioactivity (Capitol)
4) Neu!, “Negativeland,” Neu! (United Artists)
5) Cluster, “Hollywood,” Zuckerzeit (Litllith)
6) Harmonia, “Watussi,” Musik von Harmonia (Lillith)
7) Kraftwerk, “Megaherz,” 
8) Location Ensemble, “All the Time She Loves Me,” Location Ensemble (Tape Drift)
9) Casper Electronics, “Hollow Earth”
10) Wendy Carlos Williams, “W xxy yy YY yyyy”