Arduino Tone One Year On!

One year ago I posted the following two articles: Arduino Tone Generator Arduino Note Generator Shortly followed by an associated video on YouTube and so the Simple DIY Electronic Music Projects blog was born!  They were then followed by the Arduino MIDI Tone Module and many others since. So in honour of my one-year anniversary, … Continue reading Arduino Tone One Year On!

Lo-Fi Orchestra – Saturn from The Planets

Inspired by the legendary Tomita, the Lo-Fi Orchestra presents Saturn from Gustav Holst's Planets Suite. This is using the same Lo-Fi Orchestra setup as Jupiter, which is detailed in full here. There is a lot of dynamic nuance in the original, but unfortunately the Lo-Fi Orchestra doesn't really do nuance, it is mostly "on" or … Continue reading Lo-Fi Orchestra – Saturn from The Planets

Lo-Fi Orchestra – Jupiter from The Planets

Inspired by the legendary Tomita, the Lo-Fi Orchestra presents Jupiter from Gustav Holst's Planets Suite. There are 11 Arduino Nanos, 6 Arduino Unos, 1 Arduino Pro Mini, 1 Adafruit Feather 32u4, and a Raspberry Pi using the following projects from this site: On brass: Arduino Multi MIDI Tone Module. On high wind: Arduino MIDI R2R Digital Audio … Continue reading Lo-Fi Orchestra – Jupiter from The Planets

Lo-Fi Orchestra – Sky Toccata

The Lo-Fi Orchestra presents the Sky interpretation of Bach's Toccata in D minor (BWV595), first released on their Sky 2 album back in 1980. The famous opening features the newly configured "triangle wave" of the Arduino Multi-pot Mozzi FM Synthesis.  As you might expect there is also a strong presence from the guitar and bass from … Continue reading Lo-Fi Orchestra – Sky Toccata

Lo-Fi Orchestra – March to the Scaffold

The Lo-Fi Orchestra presents The March to the Scaffold. This is the fourth movement from the Symphony Fantastique by Hector Berlioz, describing a dream whereby an artist thinks they have killed their lover and are now being marched to their execution! The Arduino MIDI Relay Servo Drumkit provide the military accompaniment, to the Arduino Multi MIDI Tone … Continue reading Lo-Fi Orchestra – March to the Scaffold

Lo-Fi Orchestra – Dance of the Tumblers

The Lo-Fi Orchestra presents the Dance of the Tumblers from the opera The Snow Maiden, by Rimsky-Korsakov. You can hear the whole orchestra in performance, but not the use of the Adafruit Feather MIDI, Music and LEDs as the triangle and later on the Arduino MIDI Relay Servo Drumkit. https://youtu.be/aXZjcAb5nzE All music rights and copyright with … Continue reading Lo-Fi Orchestra – Dance of the Tumblers

Lo-Fi Orchestra – Mercury from The Planets

Inspired by the legendary Tomita, the Lo-Fi Orchestra presents Mercury from Gustav Holst's Planets Suite. This video features the Arduino Multi Mozzi String Synth quite heavily with the Arduino PWM MIDI Synthesis with Mozzi for most of the quadruplet runs in the flutes.  The Arduino MIDI VS1053 Synth gives us the harp and the Adafruit Feather MIDI, Music and … Continue reading Lo-Fi Orchestra – Mercury from The Planets

Lo-Fi Orchestra – Procession of the Nobles

The Lo-Fi Orchestra presents the Procession of the Nobles from Rimsky-Korsakov's opera-ballet Mlada.  This is a piece that I really don't hear played very much, but has a lot of appeal to me. This really features the quartet of the Arduino MIDI Multi-Tone Module on the brass fanfares. This has been programmed in from scratch … Continue reading Lo-Fi Orchestra – Procession of the Nobles

Lo-Fi Orchestra – Venus from The Planets

Inspired by the legendary Tomita, the Lo-Fi Orchestra presents Venus from Gustav Holst's Planets Suite. This features the Arduino MIDI R2R Digital Audio for the soft opening and the Arduino MIDI VS1053 Synth with a guitar sound as the "harp" and later the celeste.  This performance really starts to show the limitations of the Lo-Fi approach to … Continue reading Lo-Fi Orchestra – Venus from The Planets

Lo-Fi Orchestra – Those Magnificent Men (in their flying machines)

The Lo-Fi Orchestra presents the theme from the 1965 film "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" by Ron Goodwin.  This is an arrangement originally for brass band, but unfortunately I've not been able to find the original arranger's name. https://youtu.be/gtHRl80DfFs All music rights and copyright with original authors, composers, producers, artists, and so on. … Continue reading Lo-Fi Orchestra – Those Magnificent Men (in their flying machines)