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SnazzyFX ‘Ardcore…

Posted in creative practice, eurorack, gear, music, video with tags , , , on 22/05/2012 by sync24

i’ve ordered one of these from Postmodular,
it’s basically a Eurorack module with an Arduino in it.
so you can upload code to it and control it with the rest of your modular gear.
there’s a growing patch library available for it, and it looks to have been developed by Darwin Grosse who was part of the NY MAX Conference i went to.
here’s the video i made with him in – far right on the modular:

so here’s some info and threads about the ‘Ardcore:
http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=51001&highlight=ardcore
http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=58624&highlight=ardcore
http://snazzyfx.com/ardcore.html
https://github.com/darwingrosse/ArdCore-Code

vimeo video of it running a drum machine patch:

…wondering about cv > midi

Posted in DIY, gear, midi, research with tags , , , , , , on 05/02/2011 by sync24

in a spare moment i was looking at my music machines and thought about how little i actually have used the Shruthi-1 i made, which is a shame.
i don’t use it because it needs midi to control it.
i don’t use midi.
so how can i go about getting some use out of it..?
i can play about with it via MAX and the Monome things i was playing with from Stretta.
but that really involves a computer, i don’t want to use a computer.
i don’t have a midi seq or controller keyboard.
but….
i have analog stuff.
some of which sends out cv/gate info.
so i after a google hunt for cv to midi convertors, found this:
http://tomscarff.110mb.com/cv2midi/cv2midi.htm
it’s made using similar stuff to the Arduino – code in a chip.
i don’t like the code side of things, but this is a little diy project that could do what i want and would be quite interesting and relativley cheap to make.
i could send cv info out of my 101 or 202, OR, when i have finished it, my Klee…
here’s a link to a post on muffs where someone has built one of these Miduinos anyway:
http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24081&highlight=miduino
and here’s his video from the same link (just so this post isn’t just all text):

what the Miduino project allows for is a reprogrammable midi interface.
all you need to do is send the chip different code and the unit will operate in a different way.
i guess, of course, you would need different hardware configurations, but essentailly that’s the bottom line.
also, i found out about the Minicommand project which works in a similar way, so here’s a link:
http://ruinwesen.com/digital
and here’s a video:
[blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/hZIngcKwcQI%5D

finally, i should probably look through the videos which appear in this youtube search:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=miduino&aq=f