Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Mechanical versions of a bunch of stuff that normally happens on computers or circuits
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start with musical instruments - synthesizers

get an old moog and spend a lot of time tweaking the knobs and getting the sound variations in your head - envelope filters etc.

learn to do that with your vocal chords - to isolate aspects of the sound and then smoothly vary them.

make mechanical instruments that optimize or exploit the variability of each type of sound manipulation

maybe start with a trumpet with a squeezy baloon valve or section that changes the sound in the experimentally determined way that changing the shape of the vocal chords produces overtones in Overtone singing.

JesusHChrist, Jan 15 2013


       Can you explain this for the benefit of sober readers? Thanks.
pocmloc, Jan 15 2013

       I made the fartesizer
Brian the Painter, Jan 16 2013

       wind chimes that drag nails on chalkboard for you
Brian the Painter, Jan 16 2013

       It reads like a [beanangel] idea, only shorter.
UnaBubba, Jan 16 2013

       My suggestion--pick a few and develop them further so this doesn't read so much like a list off the top of your head.
RayfordSteele, Jan 16 2013

       I stuck a screwdriver into a broken electrical socket and made myself into a Van De Graaff Generator. Oh, not really the same idea.
xandram, Jan 16 2013

       Sp: vocal cords.
csea, Jan 16 2013

       [+] but just barely: I don't see much in the way of *how* to emulate an electronic analogue synth acoustically.
FlyingToaster, Jan 16 2013


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