Don’t try this at home.

There are many weird and wonderful synth modules in the world, including one that uses actual dirt to add grit to sound, but this nuclear-powered module is probably the strangest one yet.

A one-off-creation for David Cranmer’s homemade modular synth, the Geiger counter module reacts to radioactive material and produces random voltages by comparing the time between clicks.

Cramer uses a small jar of uranium ore to set off the Geiger counter module, which means that you definitely shouldn’t try it at home (even if it is freely available on Amazon).

The module also produces a trigger out every time the Geiger counter is activated. It’s not for sale, but you can watch it in action below. [via Synthtopia]

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