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Circuit-Bending: Build Your Own Alien Instruments based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Basic knowledge combined with incorrect diagrams make this book kind of a pointless headache. Some are very incorrect (TI Speak n Math and Casio MT series) and should be avoided. It is a shame that the godfather of bending couldn't be bothered to check the diagrams before actually writing the book-what a hassle, man. This and Ray Wilson's should be a last resort for information in this side of electronics. I found Nic Collins Handmade Electronic Music to be far more useful and actually (shudder) has correct diagrams and even BUILDS upon concepts so that you can actually APPLY what you have LEARNED instead of fumbling with rocks and lightning bolts (seriously) or creating a Saturn Filter (simple 4 pole filter). I've been building and repairing electronics for 20 years and keep finding myself shaking my head at this generation of hobby electronics writers. Get the collins book and Forrest Mims III cookbooks and you will learn more. I have the strange feeling that mushrooms may be involved with the somewhat murky thinking in Reed's Book, but he seems like a genuinely nice soul. Your best bet is to actually do a google image search of the instrument you want to bend + circuit bent diagram. They will actually have the Ghazala diagrams corrected if you choose to follow his instructions.
This book is great for anyone trying to learn circuit bending.It will even teach you a little bit about electronics.This book is written by:reed ghazala the inventor/creator of circuit bending and will teaches you the 7 different kinds of circuit bends and how to find them.The book also describes in detail all the best tools to get you started and the easiest way to start up you own circuit bending shop at home for an affordable price. All in all it's a fantastic book for beginners and advance circuit benders giving you addresses and phone numbers to all of the best electronic part suppliers.