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Czochralski Cells

Czochralski Cells  ·  Source: Destiny Plus

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The extraordinary-looking Czochralski Cells is a configurable six or seven-voice complex electronic drum instrument. It extracts polyrhythms, timbres and spectra from semiconductors and circuits.

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Czochralski Cells

The name comes from the Czochralski process created by Polish Chemist Jan Czochralski, which is a method of crystal growth used to obtain single crystals and silicon for semiconductors. I think the idea of growth, complexity and extraction from simpler forms inspires this machine.

The architecture consists of several cells and modulators. You have several through-zero oscillators with multiple waveforms, envelopes, LFOs, gates and drum cells. There are complex arrangements of logic and modulation, a multiplex gate pulse network, and a Dual 20-Stage Phaser.

Czochralski Cells architecture

I like how the front panel pulls them into organic clusters, which are then ruled by the five joysticks and countless knobs.

The sound is exciting and also highly animated.

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The Destiny Plus website is also full of interesting things and fascinating experiments. There are several ideas for Buchla Easel cards, a Triple Entanglement Space, and the especially stunning 16 PSYCHE. Apparently, it manifolds a structureless structure at infinite convergence of causal invariance in the frequency domain.

16 PSYCHE

16 PSYCHE

There’s no published information on whether Czochralski Cells is a product you can buy, but any interested parties should probably get in touch via the website.

Image Sources:
  • Czochralski-cells-circuit: Destiny Plus
  • 16 PSYCHE: Destiny Plus
Czochralski Cells

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One response to “Czochralski Cells: Complex percussion adventure”

    iixorb says:
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    They’re probably inadvertently sending out threatening messages to hostile aliens, who are thinking “right, we’re havin’ none of that!” and are going to come over here and zap us to smithereens! 👽👽👽!!

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