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

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

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