Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking

Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking ❮Download❯ ➵ Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking Author Nicolas Collins – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk 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 arti Handmade Electronic Music The Art of Music: The Epub µ 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 Handmade Electronic Kindle - technology of early live electronic music as well as 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 uicklyThis 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 Electronic Music: The Epub ß from around the world as well as thirteen video tutorials demonstrating projects in the book Further enhancements include additional projects photographs diagrams and illustrations.

10 thoughts on “Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking

  1. Andrew Horton Andrew Horton says:

    Probably the greatest book out there for getting started in electronics Within a week of getting this I went from knowing literally nothing about electronics to breadboarding oscillator and effect circuits building a little light theremin hacking a toy pager to make it go crazy and much Engaging informative and written by someone that actually knows how to communicate these concepts to other human beings which you'll rarely find in the field of electronics

  2. Tara Brabazon Tara Brabazon says:

    This is a joyous and well written book This book is ideal for the men and women who like to play with electronics This is for the people who find the conventional computer interface somewhat unresponsive and want to transform the everyday hardware around them to create soundsIt is filled with DIY passion but it also provides a great guide to step by step taking everyday electronics and rendering them the platforms for electronic music

  3. 6655321 6655321 says:

    Another book I am familiarizing myself with and drawing up a project list from since i have done nothing from this book i cannot give much of a review other than if your dad wore birkenstocks and explained how to make weird electronic instruments to you the book

  4. Brandon Greter Brandon Greter says:

    One of the most helpful books I have ever read speaking as an artist musician and all around fan of the avant guarde

  5. Helge Helge says:

    A very enjoyable read and hands on introduction to tinkering with electronics with the aim of making music no previous knowledge reuired In fact it manages to hold off the theory until about half of the book where the reader is first introduced to Ohm's law And that's all the theory there is really This isn't to say that it's not a useful book for people who already know the theory I for one was very excited to learn about where to find parts like piezo disks to salvage and how to use them as contact mikes as well as how to use digital ICs to build analog oscillators build simple mixers bend existing circuitry and use all kinds of means to control these circuits It's structured into a series of simple projects to build and after reading it you should have learned a fair bit about electronics even without much theory

  6. Mark Taylor Mark Taylor says:


  7. Matthew Matthew says:

    A really good beginner's guide to building electronic instruments Reuires no previous knowledge of electrical components Intentionally steers away from theory and overly scientific explanations though there's a resources appendix for those wishing to know The stated goal is to get the reader making noises as uickly as possible and it delivers Each project builds on the last and scattered throughout are sidebars about artists musicians who have used the technology in each chapter The text instructions on soldering are a little unclear though that's remedied by the accompanying DVD instructional videos The writing has the clear conversational tone of someone experienced in lecturing on this subject which extends to the author's instructional videos The only slightly annoying downside is the camera can't zoom into the projects close enough without getting a little blurry though I haven't found it to be detrimental to understanding the projects

  8. Max Max says:

    There are a lot of fun electronics projects ideas here most geared towards older electronics that don't have integrated components I think most of them would result less in musical instruments than noisemakers but there's an approximately infinite supply of obsolete electronics out there Goodwill FTW so if it's something you were looking to get into this book is a great place to start

  9. Jeff Jeff says:

    I recommend this book to anyone interested in circuit bending soldering audio hacks etc The author assumes no experience in this area but it's entertaining if you already have some The circuits are easy to build I have built some of these in the past and produce great results for aspiring noise musicians

  10. Mick Bordet Mick Bordet says:

    Some interesting ideas as well as a reasonable introduction to some electronic theory though there are some concepts that look interesting but are side stepped the section on pre amps in particular The focus is much on noise making devices than the title might suggest still musical but definitely on the chaotic side of the scale

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