The Tine Organ is a MIDI controlled portable acoustic organ.
Although it sounds like a pipe organ in a cathedral, the sound producing mechanisms are very different. Instead of pipes and a wind chest, it uses electromagnets and steel tines to produce 20 chromatic notes, starting at middle C, with full polyphony. Continue reading
Lush Projects has introduced the LushOne Echo module – a DIY delay and echo effect
All key parameters can be set manually or manipulated using a control voltage. With the LushOne echo you can simulate room echoes or create space-age effects. The LushOne Echo also contains an envelope generator, which produces a control voltage based on the amplitude of the input signal. Continue reading
HexInverter has announced Orbitals – a DIY 42HP Eurorack analogue step-sequencer kit.
- 2×8 or 1×16 step analogue sequence modes
- bipolar output mode (on/off)
- two modes of voltage controlled step select (details below)
- forward, reverse, pendulum, random and voltage controlled modes
- each sequence has a reverse input
- sequencer A transpose input for plugging a voltage source (ie: keyboard) into for classic Moog style linear sequencing
- internal or external clocking
- global gate length control (per sequence)
- sequence length control (per sequence)
- global reset button
- reset in per sequence
- run switch per sequence
- run input per sequence
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.
It’s being developed via a Kickstarter project that is already fully funded. Here’s a video intro: Continue reading
This is what happens when music hackers pop some tags at Goodwill – a cover of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s Thrift Shop, performed by hacked junk.
More proof that one man’s trash is another man’s come-up. Continue reading
This is a little off-topic, but epic: The Audio Infuser 4700 is a DIY project, created by Todd Kumpf, that’s built to stream music from Wi-Fi devices and play vinyl records.
It features old school wood & steel design, combined with the connectivity and immediacy of wireless technology.
Here’s a video introduction to the Audio Infuser 4700: Continue reading
This video captures a demo of an early ‘beta build’ of the TTSH DIY clone of the ARP 2600 – the Two Thousand Six Hundred project. Continue reading
Want to get more expression out of your keyboard?
One way is to put it on wheels – as this video of Mark Steiner‘s ‘Wobble Wagon’ demonstrates. Continue reading