Universal Synthesizer Panel – Part 6

This is the last part (for now) in a series of posts describing how I've approached building a "universal synthesizer panel" to house a range of microcontroller synthesis projects. In the first part, I detailed the general idea and overall design of the panel. In part 2 I built the IO panel. In part 3 … Continue reading Universal Synthesizer Panel – Part 6

SAMD USB MIDI Multi-Pot Mozzi Synthesis

When I left my Trinket USB MIDI Multi-Pot Mozzi Synthesis – Part 3 I had the following: Mozzi synthesis on the Trinket M0 board (that uses the SAMD21 Cortex M0+ processor core at 48MHz). Four note polyphony. USB device functionality - it can be controlled via MIDI over USB from a PC. USB host functionality - … Continue reading SAMD USB MIDI Multi-Pot Mozzi Synthesis

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

Trinket USB MIDI Multi-Pot Mozzi Synthesis – Part 3

So, I've performed some optimisations for my polyphonic Trinket USB MIDI Multi-Pot Mozzi Synthesis and think this is probably where I'll leave the code for the time being.  You can get an idea of what it can do in the video below. https://youtu.be/piz4varsgXg Warning! I strongly recommend using old or second hand equipment for your … Continue reading Trinket USB MIDI Multi-Pot Mozzi Synthesis – Part 3

Trinket USB MIDI Multi-Pot Mozzi Synthesis – Part 2

This is a first go at getting polyphony running on my Trinket M0 USB Mozzi synth.  It is very much a work in progress though as I've just not managed to get the right balance of the different aspects of the system running together yet.  But I thought I'd pause and report what I have … Continue reading Trinket USB MIDI Multi-Pot Mozzi Synthesis – Part 2

Trinket FM Synthesis with Mozzi

Having played around a little with the Adafruit Trinket M0 I'm now starting to spend some time learning about the SAMD21 processor on board as part of an investigation into 32-bit ARM processors and their possibilities for synthesis. In a follow-up post I add MIDI host support via the built-in USB port. In a further … Continue reading Trinket FM Synthesis with Mozzi

Arduino Multi-pot Mozzi FM Synthesis

This project supports up to six potentiometers to change the synthesis parameters of a Mozzi based FM synthesizer. It builds on the previous two Mozzi projects. An alternative synthesizer IO board is developed in Simple Synth IO Shield. https://youtu.be/jd9bx64b42k Warning! I strongly recommend using an old or second hand keyboard for your MIDI experiments.  I am not … Continue reading Arduino Multi-pot Mozzi FM Synthesis

Arduino FM MIDI Synthesis with Mozzi – Part 2

This builds on Arduino FM MIDI Synthesis with Mozzi but bases the code on a different example from the Mozzi library and adds a third potentiometer! Once again, if you are just using the code "as is" this is a beginner project.  To get into the detail of the code though takes it into "advanced" territory! … Continue reading Arduino FM MIDI Synthesis with Mozzi – Part 2