Monthly Archives: March 2014
Bonnie Eisenman made a music controller based on capacitive touch sensing and a mug of water. Using an arduino and a bit of coede called Touché.
See her instructable on how to make it here
This guy ( Alex Pleninger ) has made a really nice looking microtonal synthesizer based on digital synthesis using an ARM microprocessor. Microtonal instruments are instruments that allow the user to play notes inbetween the notes found on a traditional piano. That is between the notes of the tempered scale.
there are also micro-tonal pianos, like this quarter tone piano:
I have spent some time this evening putting together an automated relay that cycles the power on and off with a period of between 4 and 8 seconds. controllable by a knob. It is goingto be used to controll a pump that will simulate breathing in an animatronic polarbear.
using an atmega328, a 220V / 5V relay and a transistor.
Just sitting here in my hotelroom programming some breakbeats for some new material. This is what that looks like.
The software i am using here is called Cubase 7. But there are many others like it. Software for making music on a computer is called a DAW (digital audio workstation)
And incase you were still wondering what electronic music is, (like i am) here is a wonderful and very informative video on the subject:
This guy made an awesome oscillator waveshaper thingy using a light sensor and an oscilloscope. The setup is pretty simple:
This is actually quite cool because it is transmitting midi over USB vithout the usual extra specialized usb chip that most solutions use.