March 3, 2014

The Curious Digital Modular: Watch aleph bees in Action

Making music can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be.  These days, many of us feel inclined to make use of digital software, hardware, and even DIY hacked machines in order to create something strange and wonderful.  Ironically, strange noises can often be made from something that costs you nothing – yet there are those who will pay top dollar to create such sounds using digital tools.  Luckily, the music production market thrives on hair brained ideas as well as uber-expensive products that aren’t easily understood.  The Aleph Bees is one of these strange contraptions that does not really look like it is capable of creating music at all.

The unit comes standard with rotary knobs, which might lead you to think that messing with them in during usage could be difficult.  The intended purpose of the device is for it to be programmable.  This …