The Photosynthesizer is a musical interface, created by Nidhi Malhotra and Hirumi Nanyakkara, that’s explores using a living system as an instrument. Continue reading
The Arduino Nano PS/2 Keyboard Synth is an inexpensive DIY synth.
Control is via a PS/2 Keyboard Synth with drum and bass sequences, programmed on Arduino Nano. Continue reading
Adafruit Industries‘ Noe Ruiz let us know about their latest project, the Mini OONTZ.
Mini OONTZ is a DIY, open source, native USB MIDI controller, based on the Arduino Leonardo. It’s a grid controller, in the style of the monome, designed to be easy to customize and hack.
Here the intro video for the project: Continue reading
Synthino is a new Arduino-based synthesizer, a collaboration between two Minneapolis-based DIY kit makers (nootropic & GetLoFi) and members of TC Maker, a non-profit Minnesota based organization focused on growing the maker community.
The Synthino is designed to be powerful, compact, low-cost and hacker-friendly. Continue reading
Reader Devin Curry teamed up with Ben Gullard to create the Percussion Kitchen, an electronic rhythm instrument based on kitchen items – along with robotics and Arduino control.
The duo set out to create something whimsical and fun to play.
They started with a variety of kitchen items, ranging from a cheese grater to tupperware. The created a cutting board controller, using Sanwa arcade buttons. An Arduino Uno is used as the ‘brain’ to control solenoids that ‘play’ the kitchen items.
Here’s a demo video of the Percussion Kitchen in action: Continue reading
Touch Board is a DIY toolkit designed for letting you use the world around you as a sensor.
Touch Board lets you connect anything conductive to one of its 12 electrodes and trigger a sound via its onboard MP3 player, play a MIDI note or do anything else that you might do with an Arduino or Arduino-compatible device.
The Standuino microGranny is pocket sized handmade granular sampler.
The microGranny uses microSD card to store samples. You can adjust many parameters of the samples and trigger them by MIDI.
Here’s a video introduction: Continue reading
Here are a couple of sneak previews of the Groovesizer Alpha – an Arduino-based DIY 32-step sequencer and synthesizer.
The first video, above, captures basic testing of the prototype. The second video, below, demos using the Groovesizer Alpha, synced via MIDI clock to Reaper (playing the drum loop): Continue reading