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!

Pi Pico PIO Poly Tone Step Sequencer – Part 2

In this project I've added some basic IO to the Pi Pico PIO Poly Tone Step Sequencer. https://youtu.be/a5Mkd0wnbzs 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 tutorials for the main concepts used in this project: MIDI, MicroPython … Continue reading Pi Pico PIO Poly Tone Step Sequencer – Part 2

Pi Pico PIO Poly Tone Step Sequencer

In the next part of my messing around with the Raspberry Pi Pico PIO polyphonic tones, I've paired it up with my Pi Pico Keypad MIDI Step Sequencer using my Pimoroni RGB Keypad. In part 2 I add some MIDI controllers. https://youtu.be/JJSOUhSP038 Warning! I strongly recommend using old or second hand equipment for your experiments.  I … Continue reading Pi Pico PIO Poly Tone Step Sequencer

Pi Pico PIO Poly Tone MIDI “Pack”

This is a simple "pack" design for the Pi Pico PIO Poly Tone Keyboard providing 8-note tone-style polyphony with MIDI in functionality. 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 Pi Pico PIO Poly Tone MIDI “Pack”

Arduino Top Octave Generator

My previous experiments with Arduino tone() polyphony have led to a curious tangent, following some comments on a hackaday post featuring my original project that compared my project to Top Octave Generators.  This describes how I used the same principle to create a simplified (and not very accurate or useful) Arduino Top Octave Generator as … Continue reading Arduino Top Octave Generator

Arduino Tone Polyphony – Part 5

Ok, I thought I’d done with Arduino Polyphony for the time being, but something else came up today that I wanted to try. My post got a mention on the Hackaday blog and one of the comments has led me to a tweak that helps the tuning a little. https://youtu.be/lEaZhnjikfs Warning! I strongly recommend using old or … Continue reading Arduino Tone Polyphony – Part 5

Pi Pico PIO Poly Tone MIDI Keyboard

Following on from the Pi Pico PIO Poly Tone Keyboard here it is combined with one of the DIY MIDI Interfaces to give an eight note polyphonic MIDI tone module based on the Raspberry Pi Pico. In a follow-up post I develop a "pack" MIDI interface. https://youtu.be/uscUlgJ-NBk Warning! I strongly recommend using old or second hand equipment … Continue reading Pi Pico PIO Poly Tone MIDI Keyboard

Arduino Tone Polyphony – Part 4

In this final (for now) part of my Arduino Tone Polyphony project I'm returning to part 2 which was creating a stand-alone, full 12-note polyphonic tone keyboard with an Arduino Uno and committing it to an Arduino Shield using a proto-shield. Warning! I strongly recommend using old or second hand equipment for your experiments.  I am … Continue reading Arduino Tone Polyphony – Part 4

Arduino Tone Polyphony – Part 3

Having achieved my full 12-note polyphony both over MIDI and using built-in keyboard encoding, the last part of this experiment was to see what range was possible using this method for tones.  This project manages four octaves with 12-note polyphony and tuning that, whilst isn't perfect, isn't too bad either. https://youtu.be/Vf4GcZHLVJQ Warning! I strongly recommend … Continue reading Arduino Tone Polyphony – Part 3