Posts Tagged ‘music’

MusiCubes project

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Michael Teeuw published a new build: Now that the MusiCubes tray is assembled and the RFID-sensor and LEDs are working as expected, It’s time to add the last feature of the original concept: invisible capacitive touch sensors to control the volume of the music. See the full post on Xonay...

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Outmoded Sequencer project

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

LuckyResistor made a miniature music machine -the outmoded sequencer project and wrote a post on his blog detailing its assembly: I just started an interesting new project: The Outmoded Sequencer Project. It is an minimalistic music machine. You can use a 8×8 “programming” matrix to create simple melodies which are...

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Music Thing Modular Axoloti control board

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Tom Whitwell from Music Thing Modular built a DIY control board for Axoloti, that is available on Github: Axoloti is a very nice €65 audio board from Belgium, the closest thing I’ve yet seen to an Audio Arduino; lots of easy analog ins and outs for pots and switches, enough...

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Single Cell Software frees Korg Volca Sample from iOS chains

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

If you experiment with electronic music, you've probably heard of Korg's latest addition to their Volca line known as the Volca Sample. The volca sample is a sample sequencer that lets you edit and sequence up to 100 sample sounds in real time. It lets you recreate the characteristics of...

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Holiday tunes from Attiny13 and SPI Flash

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

In clearing up the year-end mail, we noted this from Vinod sharing one of his recent hobby projects. "This is a holiday hardware hack creating WAV music player using a 512KB SPI Flash he cobbled from a damaged digital camera and the Attiny13 MCU. I implemented UART for song updating.......

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Digitally controlled HiFi Amp with 4 way mixer

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Michael shares his project files for a digital HiFi amp featuring a 20 W stereo power amplifier, 4 way audio in and digital volume control interface. Though I am a musician I don’t care for calling an expensive hi watt stereo my own. For years I have used a homebuilt...

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STM32F429 discovery expansion play Amiga music modules

Monday, February 17th, 2014

[embed][/embed] Fabrice writes:  I just want to inform you that I just finished a Amiga modules player for the STM32F429. It is working very well.  The source code is provided on my page Via the contact form.

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RumbleRail, a standalone and modular Floppy disk jukebox

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

[embed][/embed] Watch and enjoy this RumbleRail project a Floppy disk jukebox by Kiu: The overall setup is completly modular. Each floppy is connected to its own floppy driver (rrfdc), which in turn speaks I²C with the main board (rrcmd). On power-on the main board auto-discovers the connected floppies and adjusts the software to...

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Magical music box using CMOS and 555s

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Justin Giles-Clark shows off his magical music box using CMOS and 555s: Simple circuit using 555s for a 3minute monostable oscillator to time the clockwork spring. Another 555 provide a astable oscillator with about an 1 hertz period clocking a 4017 decimal ring counter for 6 counts. Created in 2002. Via...

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Augmented guitar uses Arduino & Max MSP

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

[embed][/embed] Here's a video by Thebishopgame describing how his Guitarduino works, an Arduino/MaxMSP guitar mounted midi control system: There are 6 arcade buttons on the bridge, three force sensitive resistor squares on the body, and a long FSR strip on the back of the neck. The arduino just takes sensor...

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MIDI OUT for vintage Korg CX-3

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Michael from AcidBourbon writes, "This project is about adding a MIDI output to a vintage organ, the Korg CX-3 (famous Hammond compact organ clone). My Korg was built in 1979, so before the introduction of the General Midi standard. But tapping into the right (only three) conducting paths on the...

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Arduino guitar mod lets you type with a tune

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

David Neevel of W&K Blog had been thinking about modding a guitar to use as a keyboard for some time. As shown in this video, he recently got down to business, interfacing the MIDI output through an optoisolator circuit to the Arduino. The interpretation of notes to keyboard characters is...

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Color organ – LED light show

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

[embed][/embed] Want a simple light show in your room? Here's an Instructable on how to build your own. The Color organ is all analog and built from only transistors, resistors, capacitors, and of course LEDs: Audio source can be any "line level" output from audio equipment, or headphone output from...

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DIY Theremin

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Erdabyz want's to build a DIY Theremin. This is a musical instrument controlled without direct physical contact. The device has two antennas which in conjunction with the operators body (representing the capacitance) complete two LC oscillators. By moving your hands closer or farther from the antennas, pitch and volume of...

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Jeri Ellsworth C64 bass guitar explained

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

[embed][/embed] We talked to Jeri (@6:22) at this years Bay Area Maker Faire about her C64 bass guitar. In this video she goes into the internals of her project. Jeri shows a bass guitar she build from an old C64. It uses the original sound chip (SID 6581) for keytar...

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16 instrument drum machine using PIC24

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

[embed][/embed] Matt designed and built a PIC24 based drum machine. It has samples of 16 different instruments, that can be be stored at 16 different channels, into 16 time positions. The video above demonstrates his project in action. It’s a mini drum machine modelled on classic machines like the Roland...

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FireHero – Arduino and guitar play with fire

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Chris Marion has developed an impressive and dangerous project: FireHero. It uses a complex propane system and some electric valves coupled to an Arduino controller that hooks directly into a "guitar" - a Guitar Hero input device, hence the project name "FireHero". The result is that the notes played directly...

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Years project uses Arduino to play tree rings

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

YEARS from Bartholomäus Traubeck on Vimeo. Bartholomaus Traubeck presents his "Years" project. Years is a phonograph-like device which reads the characteristics of the rings in a thin cross-section slice of a tree and interprets these as piano notes depending on the appearance of the wood (ranging from dark to light...

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Arduino MIDI foot controler

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Bharat shared his USB MIDI foot controller. This design is basically an extension board for the Arduino that has a bunch of buttons and switches that control instruments and sound effects on a PC using an app like Guitar Rig. There are 3 switches to control the stomp box and 2 additional switches...

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The Resistor JelTone: an edible toy piano

Monday, September 5th, 2011

A group from  NYC Resistor (Ranjit Bhatnagar, Astrida Valigorsky, Mimi Hui and Catarina Mota) made an edible toy piano, called The Resistor JelTone, for the Jello Mold Competition. As part of our experiments we realized that jello and fruit, which contain a lot of water, are conductive. Embedded in each jello/fruit key is a sterling silver...

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