As the name simplenZAR implicates, this thing should be very simple, but with all the cables it it is not very useful. So I decided to take this a bit further and expand my knowledge a bit. I decided to build a shield to fit the Arduino, so I could get rid of all the cables. (mehr …)
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After my first successful experience in electronics, building the MeeBlip, I was a hooked. So I decided to buy an arduino and dive a bit deeper.
My first project was a rudimentary sequencer to work together with my MeeBlip. It took me 3 days to figure out the schematiks and code the programm. It was great fun.
James Graham released a new firmware for the MeeBlip, today. For exactly this reason I bought an ISP-Programmer (In System Programmer) couple of weeks ago. Because this whole microcontroler thing is quite new to me, I was a bit worried to brick my Blip, but my worries were for nothing.
The hackable digital synthesizer
A couple of weeks ago I found the MeeBlip on some synth related sites. Because I like to build stuff and I like electronic music equipment, this small thin was the perfect combination for a nice new project. James Grahame designed this device and you can order the rather cheap diy kit for $79. For me in Europe with the rather weak dollar it was around 60 Euro. It arrived just after Christmas and I had a few days to dive into this project.
A couple of month ago I stubbled over a fascinating video on youtube called “Music made with buttons”. I was totally captivates by the performance and the song and emidiately downloaded three albums from Egadz on kidwithoutradio (The have other fine stuff there, too). I also bought a AKAI MPD. So all in all a rather expensive youtube experience. Egadz has a very unique sound with his quite low-tech samples and imperfect timing what creates a incredible emotional atmosphere. (mehr …)