Telematic Drum Circle

Kyle McDonald captured this video of a hack of Byeong Sam Jeon’s telematic drum circle:

I got a little bored with re-aligning switches for the pneumatics and resetting various modules, so I dug through Byeong Sam’s code. Since it was just 16 serial ports, each at 9600 baud receiving characters ‘1’ through ‘9’ for velocity, I wrote a Processing app to translate MIDI notes to control the drums.

So now I can control them with my Trigger Finger, or using sequenced rhythms in Live.

3 thoughts on “Telematic Drum Circle

  1. now that the thing is up and running its time to sequence/record something interesting in this really great machine ….

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