Close
0%
0%

Fort Processor by Isn'tses

PCB design based on Newhaven Fort

Similar projects worth following
71 views
0 comments
0 followers
likes
Fort Processor PCB design and build.

We've documented the process of designing and building this PCB on our blog: https://isntses.weebly.com/blog

The synth is available here:https://isntses.bandcamp.com/merch/fort-processor-fully-built-synth

The Fort Processor is a touch and light controlled synthesiser and audio effect circuit designed by Isn’tses for Fort Process festival 2018. The event is held at Newhaven Fort on the Sussex coast, and Isn’tses have based the design and artwork of the instrument on the layout of the site, with inspiration from the surrounding landscape and ocean. The circuit consists of: 

 • A section which distorts and octave-divides incoming audio (eg from a radio, walkman, mp3, synth etc) 

• Squarewave oscillators controlled by touching the metallic drawings across the centre of the circuitboard with fingers, and also by a light sensor (best played using flashing/colour-changing lights or moving shadows)

• A chopper/ring-modulator which rhythmically slices between the distorted input signal and the oscillators,

• A ‘Twin-T’ section; a classic kick drum circuit mutated into a mysterious bass oscillator/drum/drone/filter which is influenced by the audio input. 

 If no audio input is connected, the circuit instead uses feedback and acts as a self-contained synth

fort_processor_build_docs_and_bom.pdf

Build instructions and component list for the PCB which can be ordered from Bandcamp https://isntses.bandcamp.com/merch/fort-processor-fully-built-synth

Adobe Portable Document Format - 1.90 MB - 10/12/2018 at 12:15

Preview
Download

View all instructions

Enjoy this project?

Share

Discussions

Similar Projects

Does this project spark your interest?

Become a member to follow this project and never miss any updates