Monday, September 19, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
I've been working on some tests involving solenoids (with the eventual plan to use these in kinetic scupture). I've designed and laser cut out an all-acrylic beater design which converts the linear motion of a solenoid actuator to rotary motion for striking a drum. Anyway, here are a couple of pictures of the beater and some tests I'm running on it.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
This program works by reading incoming MIDI data (from something like Ableton, Reaktor, ChucK, Max, etc.) and converting it to serial. I read midi data with the venerable RWMidi library and send it out over USB using processing's serial library. I then read the data on an FTDI-equipped (or unmodified 8U2-equipped) Arduino and convert the data to control voltage values using awesome AVR firmware developed by Martijn Zwartjes. Works well, sounds great.
Friday, April 22, 2011
I'm putting a 1V/Oct state variable filter (designed by Martijn Zwartjes) onto a PCB (click the image above for a larger version). Eventually I'd like to also add a VCO and a VCA to the PCB, creating a partial analog synth voice on something only about twice the size of a business card. The board is set up to work with +/-12V Eurorack power: eventually I want to make it into a Eurorack compatible module.