The Tine Organ

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 Intros LushOne Echo Module Kit

LushOne-Echo-ModuleLush 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 Intros Orbital DIY Eurorack Step Sequencer

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HexInverter has announced Orbitals – a DIY 42HP Eurorack analogue step-sequencer kit.

Features:

  • 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

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Touch Board Lets You Create Projects That Turn Touch Into Sound

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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

Audio Infuser 4700 Combines Old-School Style, Wireless Streaming

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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