[instrument] 8-bit Love Synth

8-bit Love Synth: based on 8-bit Solidsynth

8-bit Love Synth: based on 8-bit Solidsynth

8-bit Love Synth was built during Lifepatch’s participation in Electrowork 5.0 – 2014 in Surabaya Indonesia. The instrument was based on 8-bit Solidsynth with difference in filter characteristic. More documentation bellow.  Continue reading

[instrument/installation] The Instrument Builders Project Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Australia

Andreas Siagian playing Glassbell, The Instrument Builders Project in NGV Melbourne

Playing Glassbell, The Instrument Builders Project exhibition opening in NGV Melbourne, Australia, 1 November 2014

During 1 – 23 November I participated as exhibiting artist in The Instrument Builders Project Exhibition at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Australia. This exhibition presents selected works from the two iterations of the project done in Yogyakarta. Exhibiting artists in this exhibition are: Peter Blamey, Mas Wibowo, Michael Candy, Caitlin Franzmann, Dale Gorfinkel, Jompet Kuswidananto, Dylan Martorell, Andreas Siagian, Wukir Suryadi, Tintin Wulia, Asep Nata.

Mountain Operated Synth (MOS) a collaboration with Michael Candy (AU), Pia Van Gelder (AU); along with Glassbell a collaboration with Asep Nata and me are two collaboration works that was selected as part of the exhibition. . More information about can be found in IBP website [[>>here<<]].

[tutorial] Simple Bio-Synth [instrument]

Tiger Biosynth - Squaresolid

Tiger Biosynth produced in Dutch Design Week 2014

At this post I’m gonna share a simple bio-synthesizer using the all time favourite CD4093 Integrated Circuits. This circuit is very simple it will take you about less than 10 minutes to solder. I always use this bio-synthesizer as an introduction to electronics, like the workshops series in Lab in a Lab – Age of Wonderland as an example. Bellow you will find the PCB design and layout.

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[module | tutorial] squaresynth

Squaresynth is a module of a costumized simple synthesizer based on quad oscillator on my earlier post here. It uses the same chip, 4093 and modified it as a touch/moist sensor. I developed Squaresynth for workshop purpose, to invite the participants learning the basic electronics through introductions of electronics logis such as oscillator, introduction in reading schematics, and also introduction on electronic components. The demo showed how it sound above. Documentation, schematic, PCB  design bellow.

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[instrument/installation] 8-bit Woodtape Analog

8-bit Woodtape

8-bit Woodtape Analog, built using local wood material in Djerassi

On my first week in Djerassi Residency, I found out that lumbers is abundant in the area. The lumbers are going to be used as the material for fireplace during the winter. As someone from the tropical country, I’m unfamiliar with the use of woods for heating inside the house since it’s already hot in Indonesia. Since Laura Amador, the project manager of Djerassi said that we can pretty much use anything in the area, I decided to take one of the lumber to made an instrument.

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[instrument] Synth Dua Jari

synth dua jari

During 2014 presidential election of Indonesia, I’m against the candidate number one (Satu – in Indonesian). Why? He did a crime by kidnapping many activists during Indonesian reformation in 1998 in which 13 of them remain “missing”. So I made a support to the candidate number two (Dua – in Indonesian), Jokowi.

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[installation/instrument] Squaresynth in dLab Retrospective – Wagga Wagga City Gallery exhibition

On the final of my residency with dLux Media Arts, the workshop results I conducted is presented in an exhibition of dLab program. The show was showing dLux program results with the local communities in Wagga Wagga. I combined all the Squaresynths that were made by the girls in Wagga Wagga school. I did a small performance playing all the instruments that were made in to one installation in the video above. Photo documentation by dLux Media Arts bellow. More photos of the exhibition can be found in dLux’s flickr [>>here<<].

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[instrument] Dji Sam Soe Synth with Chaos Looper from SGMK

Dji Sam Soe Synth 100

Dji Sam Soe Synth 100, using the Dji Sam Soe box 100 year edition

An analog synthesizer I made using the Noise Looper circuit from SGMK (http://www.mechatronicart.ch/). I built two of this synth with different cans of Dji Sam Soe special editions. The circuit is using PT2399, a digital delay chip which you could get from the local electronic store in your city. Many information about PT2399 can be found here. Video, documentations and instructions are bellow.

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[instrument] Naniwa So Shi (Story From Osaka) Synthesizer

naniwaSOSHI

Naniwa So Shi mini sythesizer

A week ago, my good friend Geger gave me a tin box when we were cleaning his house. The box is a packaging for some sweets from Osaka Japan. My friend Sachiko translate the writing on the box. It says “Naniwa So Shi”, which means Story/Journey from Osaka. I really like the design, and how light the box is. So I decided to use it as the case for my mini analog synth.

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