The Devasator

The Devastator is a sound machine 2 people can use facing each other which I created in collaboration with Prithvi Virasinghe. Each user has his own controls and generated tone. With some experimentation, the users are able to see that not only do the controls manipulate her own sound, but has a secondary impact on the other user’s sound. A playful, dance-like dialogue of sounds emerges.

This initial prototype is made from two sets of double 555 timer chip configurations enclosed in a wooden box. There are two separate sets of controls on opposite sides of the box, facing each other. The tone set by either side reacts to the other through its photo resistor and LED encased inside the box.