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Bleep Labs Thingamakit

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    Description
    The Thingamakit is an analog sound synthesizer kit produced by Bleep Labs. It can be purchased with an optional stompbox-style enclosure (commonly used for guitar effects, but just about any small enclosure can be used to contain the electronics. The Thingamakit is based on voltage controlled oscillators that are commonly used in the production of electronic music. However, this synth is unique in its application of LED outputs and photocell inputs. The LEDs are adjusted to blink at various rates, and they are positioned above the photocells to affect the sound.

    Two LEDs are positioned at the end of flexible extensions known as "LEDacles". The layout of switches, knobs and photocells, combined with the tentacle-like LEDacles, give the appearance of a face. Many users decorate their Thingamakits to look like robots, animals, etc.

    The Thingamakit is designed in such a way that it can easily be modified and/or circuit bent to produce a wide variety of experimental sounds. Clear instructions, simple design and low cost make it a good choice for electronic musicians who want to experiment with DIY instruments.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Oscillator(s)
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 1
    Waveforms: Square, Triangle
    Osc Modulation: Input, Knob, LFO
    LFO
    LFO: 1
    LFO Parameters: Saw Up, Saw Down, Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 1
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Atonal
    Modes: Mono
    Case
    Case: Desktop
    Controls: Knobs, Switches, Optical
    Display Type: LED
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
    Power: 9V DC
    Pricing
    List: $45
    Retail: $55 with enclosure
    Production
    Released: 2008
    Discontinued: 2010
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] bleeplabs.com

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