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 – Mercury from The Planets

Inspired by the legendary Tomita, the Lo-Fi Orchestra presents Mercury from Gustav Holst's Planets Suite. This video features the Arduino Multi Mozzi String Synth quite heavily with the Arduino PWM MIDI Synthesis with Mozzi for most of the quadruplet runs in the flutes.  The Arduino MIDI VS1053 Synth gives us the harp and the Adafruit Feather MIDI, Music and … Continue reading Lo-Fi Orchestra – Mercury from The Planets

Arduino MIDI VS1003 or VS1053 Synth

This is a minor update to my Arduino MIDI VS1003 Synth and Arduino MIDI VS1053 Synth projects.  I mentioned that as part of the VS1003 support the code should be configurable for either the VS1003 or VS1053 modules, but at the time the VS1053 support was untested. It is now tested!  Read on for details. Warning! I strongly … Continue reading Arduino MIDI VS1003 or VS1053 Synth

Lo-Fi Orchestra – Venus from The Planets

Inspired by the legendary Tomita, the Lo-Fi Orchestra presents Venus from Gustav Holst's Planets Suite. This features the Arduino MIDI R2R Digital Audio for the soft opening and the Arduino MIDI VS1053 Synth with a guitar sound as the "harp" and later the celeste.  This performance really starts to show the limitations of the Lo-Fi approach to … Continue reading Lo-Fi Orchestra – Venus from The Planets

Adafruit Feather MIDI, Music and LEDs

In my last post using the Adafruit Feather, I described how to get the MIDI and Music Maker FeatherWings working together.  This time I'm adding in the CharlieWing LED module. https://youtu.be/Oi54vxumLFc 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! … Continue reading Adafruit Feather MIDI, Music and LEDs

Introducing the Arduino Lo-Fi Orchestra!

I've been wanting to do something that combined a number of these projects for a while, so in celebration of reaching (and now surpassing) 50 project posts (update: now over 100 - I celebrated with canons!), I am pleased to introduce the Arduino Lo-Fi Orchestra! Click here is the full list of Lo-Fi Orchestra performances … Continue reading Introducing the Arduino Lo-Fi Orchestra!

Arduino MIDI VS1053 Synth – Part 2

I'm planning a use of the VS1053 shield but need to be able to pre-select which instruments to play and which channels to respond to.  This revisits the Arduino MIDI VS1053 Synth and adds that functionality. Warning! I strongly recommend using an old or second hand keyboard for your MIDI experiments.  I am not responsible for any … Continue reading Arduino MIDI VS1053 Synth – Part 2