I do like my Olegtron. It’s a load of fun, but the results haven’t been too predictable. Normally that’s fine. In fact I like the idea of sounds that surprise, but on the other hand it’s nice to be able to plan what you want to make and how it might work. Well in my most recent session with the Olegtron it’s actually been a little bit more predictable, and I think I’m starting to get the hang of how to get certain types of pattern out of it. Which is real progress for me.
So I expect to have some example videos up soon to show the latest sounds and patterns I’ve got from it.
One of those tech things that can annoy you by just not doing what you want it to. But, at last I’ve got the basics up and running. It’s a nice kit though, with a lot of possibilities, and that’s what I’m really looking forward to now.
Especially what I might be able to do with the OLED screen, and also the speakers too.
The audio components look good too, and the audio stuff is going to be my focus, although bluetooth could be useful as well.
When I got this kit (quite a while ago now), I got the full range of sensors too.
So now I really need to get into reading this and then move forward.
This was back in January this year. I’ve been a fan of his work and of his genius book on circuit bending and making musical instruments. I’ve seen him live a couple of times now ad he’s always great. I even did a workshop with him years ago and it was excellent. So I got myself a selfie with Nic Collins! Why wouldn’t you?
I got the Olegtron for Christmas last year and it is a thing of joy, at least it is for me anyway. It’s enormous fun to play and experiment with. I haven’t had enough time to play with it but I hope to again soon. It’s a great device, and I’m glad to have one.