Nuisance Engine NE-1 Analog Pocket Synthesizer
The Nuisance Engine (NE-1) is a handmade, 9V battery powered, analog pocket synthesizer unit. Modeled after a circuit that emulates the sounds of a V8 motor, the Nuisance Engine is an abrasive noise box with a mind of its own, capturing the coveted quality of unpredictable yet clear results from user input.
The signal flow consists of a square wave oscillator exciting a variable frequency resonator filter, which then passes through a combination lowpass filter / distortion circuit that cranks in incredible amounts of gain as the filter cutoff decreases, creating a decidedly smushy, crushy end result. This all runs into an audiophile unfriendly Class B amplifier circuit so cheap that it ducks the power supply of the entire device in the process of driving the built-in speaker, leading to some weird, chaotic feedback magic that makes the NE-1 the Nuisance it is. Perfect for irritating your friends and enemies on the go…
Installed with a 9V battery. Box includes instruction manual and sticker.
Designed and made by Hammerhead Audio (Emmett Palaima). For more info, visit his website.