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!

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

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

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