Pico MIDI Keypad Mini Tenori-On

I'd love to have a proper Tenori-on.  It is a pretty unique kind of electronic instrument with a 16x16 grid of buttons that allows you to draw patterns that are then played in sequence.  But as that is very unlikely to ever happen, I have to be content with making my own! Here is a … Continue reading Pico MIDI Keypad Mini Tenori-On

Toy Keyboard USB Matrix Decode with the Pi Pico – Part 2

Having added USB MIDI to my "Toy Keyboard" - I wanted the option to choose either USB or serial MIDI as the output.  This returns to the Toy Keyboard USB Matrix Decode with the Pi Pico project to add a serial port option. Warning! I strongly recommend using old or second hand equipment for your experiments.  … Continue reading Toy Keyboard USB Matrix Decode with the Pi Pico – Part 2

Arduino Mozzi Sample Drum Sequencer

This project combines the Arduino Mozzi Sample Drum Machine with the code from the Arduino VS1003 Drum Machine and the buttons from the Analog Keypad Tone Controller. https://youtu.be/e_hVGe0Z_mE Warning! I strongly recommend using old or second hand equipment for your experiments.  I am not responsible for any damage to expensive instruments! These are the key Arduino tutorials … Continue reading Arduino Mozzi Sample Drum Sequencer

Arduino Mozzi Sample Drum Machine

There is still a lot to explore with the Mozzi synthesis library, so today I wanted to look at the "sample" options - getting the library to play pre-recording samples of sounds. https://youtu.be/eB7vzF_4zxY Warning! I strongly recommend using old or second hand equipment for your experiments.  I am not responsible for any damage to expensive … Continue reading Arduino Mozzi Sample Drum Machine

Lo-Fi Orchestra – Baba Yaga, Great Gate of Kiev

The Lo-Fi Orchestra presents the final two movements from Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition: Baba Yaga - "The Hut on Fowls Legs" - and The Great Gate of Kiev. I used the first few bars from the opening Promenade in my introduction to the Lo-Fi Orchestra, highlighting the brass section provided by the Arduino Multi MIDI … Continue reading Lo-Fi Orchestra – Baba Yaga, Great Gate of Kiev

Lo-Fi Orchestra – Serenade

The Lo-Fi Orchestra presents Derek Bourgeois wonderfully quirky Serenade.  Who doesn't love a piece of music with a stylistic direction of "piacevole" in time signatures of 11/8, 13/8, an occasional 7/8 and finishing with a bar of 3/8. This piece features the Arduino PWM MIDI Synthesis with Mozzi and the Arduino MIDI R2R Digital Audio with a … Continue reading Lo-Fi Orchestra – Serenade

Analog Keypad Tone Controller

I've picked up a couple of cheap 3x4 keypads so thought I'd look at its potential as a music controller. https://youtu.be/C1n5NBVvfLg Warning! I strongly recommend using old or second hand equipment for your experiments.  I am not responsible for any damage to expensive instruments! These are the key Arduino tutorials for the main concepts used … Continue reading Analog Keypad Tone Controller

200th Post!

This is the 200th post on this blog! As I've recently celebrated 1 year of posts, rather than a new project for this occasion, I thought it might be interesting to look back over some of the past 199 posts and pull out a few of my favourites. A good number of posts have been … Continue reading 200th Post!

Toy Keyboard USB Matrix Decode with the Pi Pico

I never really got back to looking at my "Toy Keyboard" - I wanted to do the same as the Vintage Phone - create a USB MIDI version with Circuitpython.  Well now I have.  Here is the result. https://youtu.be/VNmp3-mwysI Warning! I strongly recommend using old or second hand equipment for your experiments.  I am not … Continue reading Toy Keyboard USB Matrix Decode with the Pi Pico