Beat Blenders Toys

by Peter Kirn

Ripe for circuit bending or just running through brutal effects, it's the new Beat Blenders toys: US$15 groove boxes for "ages 8 and up." Typical ad copy:

Kick those guitar lessons to the curb! Just grab
this mixer and jam! The guitar riffs will rock, bass lines will thud,
drums will rumble and walls will come tumblin' down!

That's right, kids, who needs guitar lessons when you
can run one of four alternate loops for guitar, bass, and drums? (If
anyone succeeds in bending this sucker, please let me know; happy to
host audio samples for you!) Thanks, EM411.

  • Guest

    here's a page with a tweaked blender…
    http://techdweeb.com/BeatBendersBB.html

  • http://www.NumatikRecordings.TK Summit

    Someone gave one of these to me awhile ago. I suceeded in ripping it apart, playing with different frequencies of static running through Ableton Live, going through resonators on pitch automation, frequency shifters, reverb. Sounds beautiful! This and my circuit bent shortwave radio will occupy my free time for a good bit. Maybe pictures later.