As the designer describes:
the din datin dudero: the two large discs are nobs (with knobs you know what they will do, with nobs you know not what but you'll feel somehin) which control a nabra (analog brain) within. the pins on the outside connect to nodes within the nabra... you can look at its orange heartbeats through a little window. so, there's also a sh'bobo (digital brain rewirer) attached to the nabra in a sort of symbiosis with it. the sh'bobo is very sensitive and it can only think in polar opposites, while the nabra thinks in shades of value. the sh'bobo listens to the nabra and interprets black and white values from the grey and undecided flows within the nabra. These arbitrary decisions mutate the sh'bobo's code registers. but the ever mutating codes control how the nabra's parts flow with each other, and so the sh'bobo controls how the nabra feedsback to itself. so the nabra controls the sh'bobo and the sh'bobo controls the nabra...
With the shinths, if you would rub metal on the surface of the instrument, you might break it; all the nodes are revealed, and some nodes shouldn't touch each other, or else inflexible and strong nodes will overpower and break weak nodes. on the din datin dudero, i made the nodes into sandrodes (androgynous nodes). any sandrode can touch any other, and they will modulate each other depending on other states. most have several dimensions- current and voltage, and how it acts depends on what it's connected to. some are simply the revealed sensitive tank that is continuously filled and emptied within an oscillator; some are current-mode analog math functions.. sandrodes connect to the rods on the surface of the dindatindudero; you can touch any pin to any other with wire or actually anything you want, and not worry about breaking inflexible nodes.
ddd likes to be covered in wires until the heart beats in a pleasant rhythm. let ddd hold there in the steady message. you can listen at any point, and you will hear a different facet of the web. you can move the nobs just a little bit and the rhythm will limp into a different style. if you touch some flows into the sh'bobo pins in the middle (try connecting them through your body), it will redirect the little orange nabra heart and it will try to find a harmonious rhythm- maybe the nabra and sh'bobo will find a way to work with each other.
with ddd, the chaos between sh'bobo and nabra pleases,,, it's not intimidating, because even though you may never have the same flow again, you can come close and with more familiarity, you can learn the subtle ways of the chaos. this inst is not about quantification: you can't count how many styles it plays in, so there's no way to get to diso beat 4 immediately, but through experiments you'll eventually get there. Also, I was really happy to be making the physical case for such an instrument, cuz it's all inductive design- all the parts suggest their own placement, and you don't think about measurements, but delight in fits...