Made from four "DJ. Scribbles Spinheads"
-figures that plays back sampled rhythm loops and six different
sound effects (drums, guitarchords, shouts etc.) when the heads
of the figures are tilted or twisted. The Spinheads Show features:
Moxy (techno), Adel (house), Rya (reggae) and
Troi (punk rock). Other figures exists.
The Spinheads have three different operating modes:
Demo Tilting the head starts two bars of rhythm
loop and triggers a sound effect. Twisting the head triggers a sound
effect and stops the rhythm if its playing.
Play Tilting or twisting the head starts a longer
rhythm loop and triggers a sound effect. Twisting the head increases
or decreases the tempo of the rhythm and triggers sound effect.
Fx Tilting or twisting the head triggers sound effects.
No rhythm loop.
The figures have been mounted on a stage, that also houses a four
channel mixer and the battery powersupply for spinheads and mixer.
Pitch/speed potentiometer. Controls the playback speed
of samples. the range goes range from grinding slow and deep to
really annoying fast and high pitched.
Pitch bend touch points. Upwards pitchbend
/faster rhythm when btouching the two metal pins.
Mode switch. Switches between the three operation
modes. Originally a slide switch under the base of the figure.
Stop/reset push button. Stops
the playback and also resets the device if it locks up (something
that happens now and then). Originally a button under the base of