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
UK reader Andrew McPherson has launched a Kickstarter campaign for TouchKeys – a project that promises to ‘add continuous expressive control to any keyboard’.
McPherson is Assistant Professor in Digital Media at the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London. TouchKeys grows out of his work at the Centre.
What are the TouchKeys?
- The TouchKeys are touch sensors that attach to your keyboard to measure where your fingers contact the keys.
- You can use the TouchKeys with any synth to control vibrato, pitch bends, control changes and other new sounds while playing.
- The TouchKeys will be available as a DIY add-on for your own keyboard or as part of a pre-built controller.
Here are details on TouchKeys: Continue reading
Here’s a quick demo of the Arpie MIDI arpeggiator, available as a kit from Lush Projects.
The ARPIE controls any MIDI synthesizer and automatically sequences chords in to the component notes. Continue reading