The Standuino Pi is a ‘mysterious drone synth’, available in a limited edition of 50 units.
- several oscillators, wavetables and synthesis types
- settings accessed by randomizers
- 4 presets
- patchable clock sequencer
- internal clock or MIDI clock divider
- MIDI input
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Remember Patrick Flanagan & Jazari – his band of electroacoustic music robots?
This video takes a look at his DIY MIDI controller, the Meganome.
“I like the feel of arcade buttons and look of exotic hardwoods,” notes Flanagan, “so mass-market products just weren’t right for me.” Continue reading
Free Music Friday: Patrick Flanagan, band leader of the mostly robot band Jazari, let us know that he’s released a new EP, The Human Element, that’s available as a free download. Flanagan leads and controls Jazari, but his ‘bandmates’ are electroacoustic music robots.
According to Flanagan, The Human Element “synthesizes three years of research into the possibilities of musical human-machine interaction.” The music on Jazari’s debut EP melds custom code, music robots, live performance and vocal effect processing via Flanagan’s iOS app, Vio.
Here’s a video preview of Jazari and its music:
“This band is an argument that there is a lot of new territory left to explore,” says Flanagan. “By building physical drum machines and writing my own software, I can recover the subtle variations of live drums while transforming their sounds into different dimensions.” Continue reading
The UFO is an ultrasonic MIDI controller designed to let you control your music software and external synthesizers with hand gestures.
The UFO controller uses five ultrasonic sensors and captures gestures, based on distance detection. The vertical movement of your hand above any of the sensors is converted to standard MIDI data.
This video, via syanoya, is a quick demo of the Clothtylophone – a cross stitch version of the classic Stylophone.
This video, via FSK1138, takes a look at unboxing and testing the rePatcher.
The rePatcher is a $25 Arduino shield that basically lets you add a physical modular synth controls to Pure Data and MAX/MSP patches. It offers 6 general purpose potentiometers for modifying parameters in your patch and a 6 x 6 patchbay matrix.
rePatcher is available at Open Music Labs.