1970s blender becomes musical instrument

And you thought it was only good for milkshakes.
And you thought it was only good for milkshakes.

We've heard of producers throwing the kitchen sink at a record - now meet the guy who's used a kitchen gadget.

Analooger has posted a YouTube video of what he describes as an "audio experiment". This basically involved miking up a 1970s blender (a Hamilton Beach model, if you're interested), running this through an Access Virus synth for gating purposes and then messing around with the blender's buttons.

There are 14 speeds, and as these are selected, the blender's audible output changes.

We won't try and explain any further - just watch the video and you'll get it.

(Via Synthtopia)

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.