Sunday, September 18, 2011

how to howl

what it is: the bible of building weird electric noisemakers
where i found it: tape-op magazine

The mighty Tape-Op magazine - an unbelievably good magazine about audio recording that offers FREE subscriptions through their website - had an article about Nicholas Collins and his excellent book Handmade Electronic Music a few years back. The book is a simultaneously great and horrible thing to have happen to you (eye strain, minor electrocution experiences, hours of your life spent in Radio Shack, etc.). If you have any interest in making underwater microphones, turning credit cards and microwaves into instruments, "aztec-ing" parts from your kid's toys and turning your radios into theremins this is the book for you.