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Crogmatron Mk 1

So I’ve been working on a new instrument recently, currently nicknamed the “Crogmatron”. It’s an array of 5 range sensors with LEDs that provide visual feedback, and it sends MIDI notes and CC messages depending on how you use it. … 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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Arduino Meetup

Any recent visitors to my blog might have noticed that it is lacking in recent posts. I want to reassure you that I haven’t lost momentum – just in blogging. I’m not in the habit of recording everything that I … Continue reading

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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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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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