Category Archives: MIDI Projects

Laser Harps: A Quick Arduino Instructable

I frequently get emails asking for schematics and code for the laser harps I’ve made. For the record; I don’t mind this at all, but I always feel a little guilty when sending out the information I have – it’s … Continue reading

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Spherical Range Detector

Hi all! It’s been a while – but I’ve been busy with a few more midi projects. With this year’s Manchester Mini Maker Faire approaching, I decided to begin making more devices that will be fun to use, visually as … Continue reading

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Weird CC Converter in Processing

I’ve been working with MIDI and processing recently, but this week I’ve been taking a look specifically at CC messages. These are used to send control information, usually for audio effects. I came up with a little sketch in processing … Continue reading

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MIDI Visualisations in Processing

I’ve been working on a few MIDI-based programs in Processing recently, a couple of which are MIDI visualisers. These are programs that create a visual display based on the output from a midi file (similar to those seen at: http://www.musanim.com/). … Continue reading

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Laser Harp MkIII

Hi everyone! It’s been a while (as I promised). The third prototype Laser Harp is now complete! The main changes are: -It’s bigger (20% larger) -More buttons! I’ve used one of these (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/8033). Mostly these are used to control key … Continue reading

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Laser Harp MkII Video

As promised, I’ve recorded a couple of videos of two of my musical devices in use. Enjoy!

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Another Midi Gizmo – Continued

So, the above device (Arduino powered again) is intended to detect (via a microphone) different kinds of taps on a surface, and convert them into midi messages. It’s intended use is for laying down Midi drum tracks quickly and easily, … Continue reading

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Another midi gizmo

Just a brief preview of what I’m currently working on – it may not look like much, but this could easily be the most original and entertaining thing I’ve madeĀ  yet. It might seem that it’s only an Arduino, some … Continue reading

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Arduino range to midi sensor

Another of the projects I’ve been working on for the maker faire is something a little simpler than the laser harp – a range sensor that converts a detected distance to midi messages. These messages are usually control change messages, … Continue reading

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Laser Harp mk 2

So, if you’ve read my earlier posts, you’ll know I’ve been working on a more musically flexible framed laser harp, mainly achieved by adding functionality not usually present in these devices. At this point, I simply wanted to improve the … Continue reading

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