SIMPLE & RADICAL



DIY noise circuit using the Radical Chip.
The SIMPLE & RADICAL (snr for short) is as a suggested build for using the Radical Chip without needing a Mute Synth 4.0. It is a minimal noise circuit that supplies the Radical Chip with power, inputs and outputs. (John Richards/Dirty electronics have made an even more minimal version, the Radical Nails) The stripboard version was built in a series of workshops during my UK tour with John Richards (Dirty Electronics) in May 2019 and also at PIF camp 2019.
A PDF with instructions, schematic etc. is available here but PLEASE NOTE that these isntructions don't apply to the PCB version kits. By all means take a look at anyway, but there are separate instructions for the pcb version here.

SIMPLE & RADICAL (click for hq image)

I later designed a printed circuit board version (PCBSNR) which replaces the stripboard version as far as workshops go, and is available pre-built at Noise Kitchen. The Radical Chip is a collection of wavetable synth sounds by Dirty Electronics and Max Wainwright for the Mute Synth 4.0. There are 5 pseudo-wavetables and 9 algorithms making 45 combinations that are randomly selected. The sounds range from gritty digital sounds and extreme noise to pure tones. The sounds may also be thought of as programs that have complex behaviours that can be interacted with through the Mute Synth 4.0ís controls. The Radical Chip can be simply swapped with the default chip of the Synth.
The Radical Chip comes with a limited edition A2 risograph printed poster/booklet on Microcomputer Music: a music made from mini microprocessors and raw electronics that is always in-flux, noisy and may be overwritten.


Vimeo: SIMPLE & RADICAL


PCBSNR back)


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