If you’re looking for crunchy sounds, the Punk Resonator could be for you, or if you wish to embrace the madness then check out Error System 0.3 for the full Error Instruments experience.
This cheeky little machine is based on the Atari Punk 555 and 556 timer chips. This creates a step generator of some really crunchy sounds.
The Punk Resonator is split into three parts. On the right is the analogue noise-making department. In the middle is a resonator circuit and then on the left is the modulation section. It has a built-in attenuator for when you’re patching and a reset control over the LFO and sequencer. You can also lock and loop the sequences. It also happens to have a couple of lowpass gates built in if you want to get a bit more percussive.
The Punk Resonator is all wrapped up in a nice silver and black box that’s smaller than you’d imagine. It also sports bright green lights and a nice smiley face.
You can trigger the resonator for some fabulous plunky sounds. It always feels like it’s falling apart, which is definitely a feature. The idea is to explore the rhythms of glitchy sounds and modulated strangeness of bit-crushed madness. You can use the Punk side and Resonator sides independently or, even better, route one through the other.
It’s a mad machine for mad people.
Error System 0.3
Speaking of madness, how about this as the ultimate in space-cadet ambient noise exploration? I’m not sure you’ll be coming back from this particular sonic adventure.
The case comes from 2manysynths, and it contains 21 Error Instrument modules plus some 1U utilities. It will set you back a beautiful €4,950 of well-spent investment.
- Error System 0.3: Error Instruments