Before I go on you should watch some Forgotten Fish Memory Orchestra videos:
Forgotten Fish Memory Orchestra Videos
One of the many instruments they used fascinated me, errr, well several of the many instruments they play fascinate me, but the paper-roll driven musical box fastened to a tin fascinated me so much I bought a paper-roll driven musical box from eBay and started looking for a suitable tin to attach it to.
That was some time ago.
Having finally finished the production on BeHeld's 'Heart' CD I suddenly find I have time to do that sort of thing.
Today I found the tin box.
I'd been using it to store my hobby-electronics bits and bobs in.
I took the bits and bobs out of the desirable tin (I think I bought it at Ikea) and put them in the tool box that used to have the electric drill and assorted drill bits in.
It's only been about 6 hours now, but I can't for the life of me remember where I've put the electric drill and the assorted drill bits.
I'll probably remember at around 3 a.m. tomorrow morning.
I basically bolted the musical box mech to the tin.
I fitted a spring diagonally across the screw threads on the inside of the tin to find out if it would work like an old spring-line reverb.
The paper reel threaded through the mechanism plays a popular melody, but I turned it upside down and back-to-front so it plays a completely different melody.
Which sounds like this:
The spring seems to add a distinct buzz to the whole thing, which I find pleasing.
There are three other experiments going on here:
01) Filming using the easel iPad holder.
02) Recording the audio through the iRigPre using a Carlsbro dynamic microphone.
03) Recording sound and vision directly into iMovie on the iPad.
So, success then.