talking computrons - cant touch this (cant touch this)
Talking Computron - 'R2D2 Where are you!??!'
talking computron toy - added reset switch, 1/4" jack out, switch between speaker/jack,
5 glitch buttons. two glitch buttons start chance sequence/random streams
of gibberish and words. two others cause heavy distortion and random bleeps,
the third causes a hardcore japanese noise band loop - like optimus prime just
had a javalin stuck through his cpu w/ a beat
Touch and Tell - R2D2 Aether Scanner 'Laptop Edition'
Originally a Texas Instruments 'Touch and Tell' - i've added an RCA output, a black RESET button, two human contacts
(one for lowering the pitch, the other for distortion) and three switches. The bottom switch turns the speaker off, the middle
switch turns on LOOP mode and the top switch turns on GLITCH mode. In Loop mode you can touch the different parts of
the touchpad to play back sometimes random, sometimes constant, ever changing and morphing loops. In glitch mode...
all hell breaks loose.
so i recycled the painted covers and did a new one - knob controls
pitch up/down - loop button (three way - on / off / momentary on),
glitch mode (three way - mode1 / off / mode2) and a RCA output! nice!
owner - dave wright
Named by Q.R.Ghazala - and rightfully so.
Please visit his webpage for some fabulous instruments.
These are circuit bent Speak and Spells, Maths
and Reads. Thanks to Ghazala for inspiring so many
people to modify Texas Instrument's late 70s money
Speak and Spell - Tiffany's Edition
Well here is a definette first - a CV SEQUENCABLE SPEAK AND SPELL.
Speak contains Three Glitch switches, master on/off switch (w/ red pilot), master pitch
Knob(up/down), two pitch warping human contacts, loop mode, loop momentary release,
Squarewave LFO, LFO Speed knob, LFO on/OFF switch, flashing red LED (behind
display, inside case) and a 1/8" INPUT. the photos are a before/after series after i took
the speak back from jack for some further upgrades. the LFO modulates the speak's PITCH.
By sending a GATE signal into the 1/8" you can warp/control the pitch of the unit in sequence.
increidble w/ the LOOP function. mp3s and schematics soon. this sucker is wild.
before/after photos. after = second round of modifications. the second photo is crappy
due to the incredibly bright red led messing with the scanner. will get a 'photo' soon.
This machine was owned by Audrey Hepburn for many years.
owner - jack dangers (meat beat manifesto/tino corp)
The Warbler - The LFO SPEAK
well i'm proud to say i think this is a first.
this is the 'vintage' version of the speak and spell. not only
is it's keyboard totally differnt, but it's insides are as well.
less chips, more transistors, transformer on the speaker. comes
with no audio jack out or DC adapter. so what did i do? i put a
'squarewave' low frequency oscilator on the PITCH - the 'rate'
of the LFO is controled by the bottom knob. also included
main power switch, 3 seperate GLITCH/BABBLE modes,
a LOOP mode, a 1/4" STEREO(yes stereo this old speak
alows for strange stereo wiring )
and main pitch knob.
owner - dave wright
Speak and Math - WJOO-JOO
pitch controls = KNOB, PHOTOCELL(w/ switch)
and THREE human contacts. 5 Glitch switches - three are differnt
random babble speak, one makes it sound like the cenobite from
hellraiser with the hole in it's neck - then the last glitch makes it
sing a sort of song. loop switch w/ momentary fast forward button,
master power switch w/ BLUE LED indicator. my ice planet baby.
owner - dave wright
suped out speak and math. Contains knob for pitch, glitch mode1 switch,
glitch mode 2 switch, human contact for pitch/ring modulation, loop switch,
loop search button and reset button. comes with CBM (commodore) OS
owner - charlie clouser (nine inch nails)
Speak and Spell - The Swampbox
loosely following ghazala schematics - here is the swampbox. a alien voice transmitter
found somewhere out side of atlanta,georgia in the mid 30s. includes a reset switch,
LOOP switch, and a photocell eye (w/ opt switch) to slow and speed up the pitch
like a record player.
owner - bruce brindamour (ledgermain/notbreathing)
Speak and Spell - RADIUM
Speak n Spell with PITCH/SPEED sensor, reset switch, loop on/off, glitch mode on/off.
created for us not breathing tour (june2000) for my special friend bily. glows in the dark.
owner - bily salzar(duration of burning)
Speak and Read - HUMWAWA
contains loop mode/momenty loop ff, power switch,
blue LED power indicator, PITCH knob (up/down),
and a dual switch for two seperate glitch/babble modes.
this thing actually said 'humwawa' to me
owner - martin atkins (pigface/p.i.l./ministry)
Speak and Math - Vortex Artifact
Similar to the Swampbox - this Speak and Math Alien Voice Transmitter was
found outside of Sedona, Arizona in the late 40s. Reset Swtich, Glitch Switch, Loop Switch
and two copper contact points. pitch is lowered by touching the two copper wires.
Yes it glows in the dark. better photo soon.
owner - dave wright (not breathing)
Speak and Read - The Filthy Whore
I cut the plastic out over the LED display. I added a BRIGHT NEON BLUE LED to notify power.
Contains Reset Switch and Loop switch at the bottom. The other switch is a 3way switch - in the center
it's off, to the left or right hit diff bends within the circuitry.
owner - tara (sickorobot)
Transmitter from the Lava People
Three glitch bends (dtdt on-off-on switch), loop switch,
knob for pitch, reset swtich, momentary LOOP OFF(
aka loop fast forward). Satan. Lava. The Center
of the Earth. Short Circuit's Whose Johny. El Debarge.
owner - will tervay
here is a sexy speak n math i did for some punk rock chick(i think?)
she seemed pretty wild. this speak is pretty wild. you lookin to party?
owner - mira (LADYTRON)
knob controls drastic pitch UP and DOWN, Loop mode,
Loop Fast Forward, Human Contact for pitch/ring mod,
Glitch Mode/Streaming and a Reset button
owner - ray/justin sane
Speak and Read - Cherry 'G.T.O.' Red
Following the traditions of similar alien voice transceivers, this one was found
buried outside of Las Vegas sometime in the mid 70s. where the Glass Bottom Pool
Hotel stands now. Reset Switch - Glitch scan mode. quickly made for a performance
at 7hz - san francisco. speak and reads are yellow.
owner - drew fitzgerald (aa23 / not breathing)
Speak and Math - Roman Pilar
contains reset switch, two glitch switches and two human contacts
to lower pitch. this one screams lil songs!
owner - the slug ridden towelhead
French Speak n Spell
owner - Dimitri Della Faille
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