Meet Cyber Bass, the latest addition to the Marble Machine X

Wintergatan, the brains behind one of the most beautiful music machines ever created is not resting on his laurels.

Not content with just one Marble Machine, the Swedish instrumentalist has since moved on to create the Marble Machine X, complete with add-ons. One such ancillary device is the Cyber Bass.

Keeping subscribers abreast of all developments, Martin Molin is regularly releasing video updates of the whole project. In this episode, we are introduced to the Funkalizer, an adjustable felt pad that can be pushed onto the strings to dampen the sound. 

Having come across an issue with creating short notes, the Funkalizer will shorten the length of the notes played by the falling marbles when attached to the Marble Machine X.

The rest of the Cyber Bass is basically a 4-string bass built on a 5-string neck and four microphones (one per string).

If you can’t wait to see how it turns out then subscribe to the YouTube channel and pledge your support Wintergatan on Patreon

You can also check out Wintergatan’s music on most streaming services and as Bandcamp is waiving its fees to artists for today (March 20), now’s the time to show some extra support for your favourite musicians. 

Simon Arblaster
Video Producer & Reviews Editor

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.