Last summer, I had the idea to create a virtual instrument based on the sounds created by the toy ray guns I had as a child.
While staying at home for Thanksgiving, I found the third and final toy ray gun that I have been looking for. The white plastic has yellowed. The internal components are scratchy and unreliable. It sounds exactly like I remember it.
Now that I have the trilogy of ray guns from long ago, I can get to work on dumping their various squeaks and beeps into a new VST instrument. I think it will function primarily as a percussion instrument … or maybe just an old school analog sound effect machine. It may seem pointless to many, but I’ll find a use for it on my record somewhere.
I have no time frame for a release … but now I have all the pieces I need.