Get In The Festive Mood With This Sonic, Circuit Bent, Crazy, Modular Synth Jingle Bells Setup

Imagine a Christmas tree keyboard, a modular synthesizer and a whole lot of special brew being guzzled by a drunk Santa. Yes, you've entered the Look Mum No Computer Xmas special musical grotto.  

Here's what Look Mum No Computer have to say about their warped musical take on Santa's favorite song:

A christmas tree thats been turned into a keyboard? with the baubles as keys? a train that triggers sleigh bell sounds and a circuit bent santa singing jingle bells?

its obvious this TOTP2 christmas special is roaming down the cheesy side of christmas. but thats the way it should be! With Johnny Goddard starring as santa with itchy balls.

the keyboard was made by wrapping baubles in tinfoil and attaching them to a Bare Conductive TOUCH BOARD. to trigger the synth.......... was gunna go silent night but that needed 9 notes... we ran out of baubles  :O.

the train was only 6 quid from Poundstretcher stretcher so we made use of it, the trains battery was wired to a tinfoil bauble on its chimney which when it goes past tinfoil icicles dancing above it it makes contact and triggers a nice old sleigh bell sound..... lovely

the circuit bent santa was a bit of a dodgy one, as it had hardly any electronics inside it! but that was easily solved by a 1k potentiometer between the positive terminal of the battery and the sound chip board!. it also has a trigger in, turning it on momentarily just to say HO. but after we pulled down the set, we realised we didn't actually record that bit... oops.

if you are interested in circuit bending check out casper electronics who has a website full of really useful info.

[Via: Look Mum No Computer on Facebook]

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