Really nice sounding mbira with half a cigar box and some rake tines.
Horrible Drum Synth
One of the most disgusting builds ever. At least round #5 with a Synare clone. Smashed it into a cookie tin with a screwdriver 'cause the drill was out of juice....The output never works right, but it makes some great noises.. sometimes.
APC in a box. What more can you say.
Dub Siren hacked from three 99 Cent Store toy sirens. Well worn at this point. Capacitive bend on the po-po siren.
Pentatonic mbira for summer 2018 CFO tour.
Photo Theremin + Mbira
Stupid photo "theremin" with 555 timer and photo resistors beside it's old friend--a small pentatonic mbira I built for the boy, but keep stealing back because it sounds so nice.
Hacked voice recorder with pitch adjustment and two loop lengths.
Soldered and scotch-taped this together in about an hour before CFO 2018 summer tour. One-shot, long-play, and loop playback. Pitch adjustment wired backwards. Slowly self-destructing. Built off a cheap Chinese voice recorder chip. Sounds horrible. We love it.
Electric Cigar Box Mbira
The classic CFO mbira sound. Backwards steel rake tines on a cigar box with a contact mic + the old Ototo touch board wired up for good measure(before we lost it at Fusion Festival... the board that is-- mbira is still in full effect).
Dual oscillator Nand synth