Bit Bending: an Introduction

Kurt James Werner, Mayank Sanganeria

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We introduce the technique of "Bit Bending," a particularly fertile technique for circuit bending which involves short circuits and manipulations upon digital serial information. We present a justification for computer modeling of circuit-bent instruments, with deference to the movement's aversion to "theory-true" design and associations with chance discovery. To facilitate software modeling of Bit Bending, we also present a software library for modeling certain classes of digital integrated circuits. A synthesis architecture case study (frequency modulation via numerically controlled oscillators) demonstrates software modeling of Bit Bending in action.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-13)
Place of PublicationMaynooth, Ireland
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 02 Sept 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-13) - Maynooth, Ireland
Duration: 02 Sept 201305 Sept 2013


Conference16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-13)


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