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Ant in the studio - #03

7th September 2011

So besides the constant drilling, sanding, sawing and miserable country music (my pick again then) the most fascinating/worrying sounds heard in the studio come from Simon's corner of the room.

So besides the constant drilling, sanding, sawing and miserable country music (my pick again then) the most fascinating/worrying sounds heard in the studio come from Simon's corner of the room.

After helping assemble some circuit boards, Simon decided he'd had enough of us and went on holiday for a couple of weeks, leaving me a list of cables that needed preparing for the Silinity Sampler Sequencer. 

Now then. The Salinity Sampler Sequencer is an instrument that uses the salt levels of river water to generate sound. The water (taken from the River Tyne in this instance) will be drawn at regular intervals and pumped through glass jars. A wooden mechanism then dips a series of electrodes into the jars and creates a series of sounds. The pitch of the sounds will be modified depending on the salinity levels of the water. 

Once the Flow wheel is finished, the lovely people of Newcastle will be able to play around with the sounds by changing the length of the notes.