Lo-Fi Orchestra – Uranus from The Planets

Inspired by the legendary Tomita, the Lo-Fi Orchestra presents Uranus from Gustav Holst's Planets Suite. This is using the same Lo-Fi Orchestra setup as Jupiter, which is detailed in full here, but you can listen out for the MT32-Pi on timpani once again, the Adafruit feather on xylophone, and heavy use of the PWM and … Continue reading Lo-Fi Orchestra – Uranus from The Planets

Lo-Fi Orchestra – Thunderbirds

The Lo-Fi Orchestra presents Barry Gray's march used as the main theme for Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's Thunderbirds. The opening features my Raspberry Pi, Clumsy MIDI and MT32-Pi on timpani and borrows heavily from a MIDI file that I've not been able to find any credits for I'm afraid. https://youtu.be/53PtHxF9Q1Y   All music rights and copyright … Continue reading Lo-Fi Orchestra – Thunderbirds

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

MT32 Clumsy MIDI Program Changer and Filter

Having used my MT32-Pi (in fluidsynth mode) with an updated Arduino MIDI Filter in the Lo-Fi Orchestra – Jupiter from The Planets I decided to combine them with my Arduino MT-32 Program Changer try to create an add-on board for my Clumsy MIDI interface to allow a self-contained unit that: Can set the patch number (voice) for the MT-32 … Continue reading MT32 Clumsy MIDI Program Changer and Filter

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

Arduino MIDI Filter – Revisited

This is a minor update to my Arduino MIDI Filter to allow it initialise patches as well as filter MIDI if required. 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 … Continue reading Arduino MIDI Filter – Revisited

Raspberry Pi, Clumsy MIDI and MT32-Pi

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you'll have noticed my trusty Roland MT-32 MIDI sound module in various experiments. It even featured in my "Raspberry Pi Plays Bach" video which was my first play with MIDI on the Raspberry Pi Pico. I've been wanting to experiment with some of options for using a … Continue reading Raspberry Pi, Clumsy MIDI and MT32-Pi