At 12:08 AM -0500 12/26/08, Jeff Duke wrote: >I ran across this blog, looks very interesting! >http://www.getlofi.com/ sI did a little circut bending back in the >"day". Suhweet! Thanks for the pointer, Jeff! Looks like lotsa good stuff there. >Tip: Only circut bend things when they on on battery power! No ac Mech!! >:) Yeah, I'm lucky that power (100-120v) usually doesn't bother me too much, although I won't be sticking a fork into an outlet anytime soon. I've gotten little jolts from those before and shrugged 'em off. 240v though: I've gotten one good whack with that in my life (from an appliance that was improperly grounded) and I *won't* be repeating that experience. Regardless, batteries are all good. Haven't actually bent a whole lotta things myself (mostly just destroyed a couple of portable keyboards) but I've got a couple of functioning bent instruments I picked up second-hand. For one, quite a while back I found a Glitchdesk ( http://glitchdesk.com/glitchdesk/bw/ ) with a pre-configured Roland TR-626 and Casio SK-1. The Casio is quite unstable (almost unusable), which was a bit of a disappointment because that's the primary reason I got the setup. However, the Roland drum-machine more than makes up for it. I'd only pulled sounds like that out of Reaktor previously. And while I was away, I had a bent Boss PS-2 come in from Spunky Toofers ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8JAxrVAcks ). Haven't had a chance to run it through it's paces yet, though. Should be good. --m. -- _____ "we're no longer sure where home is; homesickness is our only guide"