AudioKit – An Open-Source Platform For Audio Synthesis, Processing, And Analysis

audiokit-synthesizers-fxAudioKit is a new open source platform for audio synthesis, processing and analysis on iOS and OS X.

It’s evolved from the Csound computer language for audio. As CDM’s Peter Kirn notes, “what AudioKit is in effect is Csound as an audio engine, with Objective-C and Swift as the API.” Continue reading

Arduino MIDI Bluetooth Source Code Released

bluetooth-low-energy-wireless-midiDeveloper Matthias Frick (MIDI LE) let us know that he has released the source code for his Arduino MIDI over Bluetooth project, Blidino, at GitHub.

Blidino is an Arduino project, designed to allow you to add wireless connectivity to standard MIDI devices, using the recently added MIDI over Bluetooth protocol on iOS and OS X.

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The m!lTone Portable Air Synth & MIDI controller

m!ltone

The m!lTone - described as ‘a portable hands-free ultrasonic synthesizer, MIDI controller & more’ – is now under development as a Kickstarter project.

Features:

  • Have hands-free control with up to 2 ultrasonic sensors for Continuous, Weighted, & Discrete “Air” functionality
  • Control video and lights (using MIDI & third party software).
  • Uses a very popular and open source code base that is Arduino compatible
  • Play and explore different sounds and moods with over 200 scales from all over the
  • world including 40 Quarter Tone maqams (scales)
  • Small, lightweight, and portable
  • Built-in speaker
  • DC adapter, 9V battery or solar powered.
  • Backlit 2×16 LCD display (White on Blue)
  • Wooden enclosure with randomly selected exotic veneer
  • The m!lTone is fully programmable to change its sounds and functionality
  • Audio control using the body

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EigenD – A Free and Open Music Performance Environment

This video, via developer Geert Bevin, is an introduction to EigenD – a general purpose music performance environment.

While EigenD was developed for using with the Eigenlabs Eigenharp, it’s grown into a free, open source performance platform, for all digital music instruments and controllers. Continue reading

New Arduino Synth, Synthino (Sneak Preview)

Synthino

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