LOLShield MIDI Step Sequencer – Part 2

I wanted to experiment with different scales and tempos with my LOLShield MIDI Step Sequencer but naturally didn't want to keep having to recompile and redownload sketches onto the Arduino, so some kind of control was in order. However the LOLShield uses all the IO apart from RX/TX, which are used for the MIDI, but I … Continue reading LOLShield MIDI Step Sequencer – Part 2

LOLShield MIDI Step Sequencer

One of the things I always do when I get a new LED matrix style display is run Conway's Game of Life on it, so having recently played with some MIDI step sequencers, I thought it time to put the two together.  This is the result. In a follow-up post, I add some simple MIDI … Continue reading LOLShield MIDI Step Sequencer

Lo-Fi Orchestra – 1812 Overture Finale

In celebration of this being the 100th post on this blog, the Lo-Fi Orchestra is proud to present the finale from Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. Utilising elements of the MIDI file by Scott P. Anderson from Classical musical midi composers biography free classical midi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNIXccdZGl0&feature=youtu.be Featuring the full line-up from the Lo-Fi Orchestra with extra special … Continue reading Lo-Fi Orchestra – 1812 Overture Finale

LOLShield MIDI Lighting Effects

This project goes back to the LOLShield and uses it to trigger some LED animations in response to MIDI events. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu4hc7NGaGI&feature=youtu.be Warning! I strongly recommend using an old or second hand keyboard for your MIDI experiments.  I am not responsible for any damage to expensive instruments! These are the key Arduino tutorials for the main concepts … Continue reading LOLShield MIDI Lighting Effects