Hey guys, im really focused on this projects, im very happy to see videos of cracks who use this old mixers and bent them. As someone whos not into electrics, is hard to find a full detailed guide to get it done.
Im a Videartist, doing Imagefilm, Musicvideos etc., used AfterEffects to simulate all those glitcheffects for more than 10 years now. Only now, i saw the true source of this genre. I always wondered how to get this glitch effects from vhs. With those Videomixers and the connection to a laptop, im deeper then i ever was. I love to ride this wave, but i want to control tohe wave.
I tried. I circuitbend over 5 devices the last week. I had some very good beginnings, done some great effects and packed them in. The thing is, 2 bendings worked out, sometimes 3, but when i go deeper. I always roast something, blackscreen. At 1 device i blackscreened it after my 3 touch on the pcb in search of bendpoints via crocodile clips. Sometimes i can fix them by soldering random points together. I got back my image, but my effects are not the same any more, or do nothing. And no matter which points i bend, there is not close the abundance of the previous bended points. You can have luck, but the randomness, has its end, and im discovering it. So i decided to look deeper, there is a tutorial on youtube from a guy called “cusabir”, he is the most detailed. But also there, for a newbie, some steps just not rcomprehensible, for example, the step where he uses the multimeter (diodmod) to check if there is power on the pins. So im going nextlevel, i take a multimeter, im using the red pen on the middle of the transistor. The black pen goes from point to point (potencial bendpoints), to see what value is on the pins, sometimes there is 1 (1 is nothing i think? sometimes there is 1.625 sometimes there is 625, 322 and so on.
So i taught, i need to go with the ones which have no power (like cusabir says in his video) multimeter stays at 1. But nothing happens there, if i connect them. So i taught, i trie the ones with the value for example 322, 625 and so on. And see there, something happens. But also after some connections, things get out of hand. Blackscreen again.
This other tuber called “allmyfriendsaresynths”, he gives a lot of infos, this guys great and always recite himself that he has no pre-calculations and just goes for it, but when i see what he comes up with, like massive modificated machines. There is no chance, there is a way to do this without specified knowledge of the potencial of the bendpoints.
So i thinkg my mainproblem is, to idetify the right bindpoints, dont get me wrong, i really tried to see so mutch videos about, multimeters, electric, but specificly for this topic of bending, i saw nothing which gives me the right path. Maybe some of you guys, throw some stones to get me on the right path.
At the frontside on the PCB, there are this small chips with numbers on it like 471, 301,182. What are those, is this a refernce to use?
Here the video of the guy cusabir: Video Bending Tutorial | Sima Pro Edit 3 - YouTube