apprehension engine light - microphonic soundbox

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chaosWyrM
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1724 posts since 29 Apr, 2010 from NYC

Post Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:41 pm

soooo....the apprehension engine looks pretty sweet right? but its not really a production instrument you can buy.


but now leafaudio is about to release the microphonic soundbox, which is essentially a smaller apprehension engine. check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7G1BDhRpZ4

not bad. and not crazy expensive either. 149 euros for the diy kit...199 ready built.

hmmmmmmm.......................
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foosnark
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4413 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Re: apprehension engine light - microphonic soundbox

Post Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:22 am

Kinda tempting, but I don't use my Perpetual Spring Device nearly enough already. This reminds me I was going to try a bow with it though.

Sky_Wulfe
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6 posts since 23 Oct, 2018

Re: apprehension engine light - microphonic soundbox

Post Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:47 pm

If you want to build one of these Apprehension Engines. Film Masters on YouTube is doing a DIY on making one!

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https://youtu.be/eIJtAcqV2yE

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SJ_Digriz
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5579 posts since 5 Jul, 2001 from either Northern Idaho or Southern Canada, still trying to figure out which

Re: apprehension engine light - microphonic soundbox

Post Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:47 pm

it's cool, but you realize you can pretty much mic anything around the house tap it with stuff or run a bow on it and do the same thing. Just drench the shit out of it in verb. You'll be amazed. You can make taking a dump sound like planetary war ... wait, I don't reverb for that.
The trick is to realize there is no spoon. That's when you'll know you have been truly swindled.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
37859 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: apprehension engine light - microphonic soundbox

Post Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:57 am

steel ruler screwed to a table, violin bow...

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vurt
addled muppet weed
37859 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: apprehension engine light - microphonic soundbox

Post Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:58 am

foosnark wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:22 am
Perpetual Spring Device.
tell me more...

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foosnark
KVRAF
4413 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Re: apprehension engine light - microphonic soundbox

Post Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:22 am

vurt wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:58 am
foosnark wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:22 am
Perpetual Spring Device.
tell me more...
It's not as cool as the name suggests. https://www.perfectcircuit.com/crank-st ... evice.html

But it can be good with Rings, Byome, feedback loops etc. 8)

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vurt
addled muppet weed
37859 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: apprehension engine light - microphonic soundbox

Post Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:45 pm

not that its not cool, just think i could probably make one easily enough :hihi:

from the name i was expecting something a little more, i dunno, grand!
but i guess you cant really argue with the name (although perpetual is maybe a little exaggeration :hihi:

i do like springs though, they can be fun :D

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foosnark
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4413 posts since 9 Jan, 2003 from Saint Louis MO

Re: apprehension engine light - microphonic soundbox

Post Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:35 am

Stick it right on top of / in front of your monitors and it can be perpetual :D

It really is just a passive piezo epoxied to the inside of an Altoids tin with random springs welded to the top. Though my tin is unpainted so it kind of looks a little less ghetto than the one pictured.

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