This page, like most pages on my website, is a work in progress. If you have questions you'd like answered here, comment below, or write a question on your own website and send me a webmention! Philosophy Why did you build a modular synthesizer? At first I was just curious to see if I could… Read more...

Sequencing my synth with tidal cycles (live coding languages/environment), wirelessly!
Tidal generates midi, m2o turns it into osc messages which are received by the #raspberrypi, which in turn send messages to an #arduino using ttymidi (midi over serial/USB). I’ve been trying to figure out how to do this for months and finally figured it out.
Tl;DR? live-coded generative analog beats
#synthdiy #modular #synthjam

Sequencing my synth with tidal cycles (live coding languages/environment), wirelessly!
Tidal generates midi, m2o turns it into osc messages which are received by the #raspberrypi, which in turn send messages to an #arduino using ttymidi (midi over serial/USB). I’ve been trying to figure out how to do this for months and finally figured it out.
Tl;DR? live-coded generative analog beats
#synthdiy #modular #synthjam

Quick Experiment with my new Raspberry Pi Zero module (lower left box second from the right with 4 orange leds). The Rpi is running Pure Data. I built a 4 voice step sequencer that is synced to ableton link (wirelessly! So cool!) all in PD. I program the sequencer using Touchosc on my phone, which sends OSC messages to PD to tell it which steps to make active. PD connects to an arduino and sends midi messages over USB, which in turn the arduino uses to generate short voltages (ie triggers, the blinky lights you see). These voltages then trigger sounds on the modular!
Also running Elastic Drums on my phone, which is also synced wirelessly through Link, then mixed with the modular. Also using my new linear feedback shift register noise module (noise clap sound) and another arduino programmed as a VCO.
WHEW! OK back to work now
#synthdiy #raspberrypi #abletonlink #modular #elasticdrums #arduino # funky

Quick Experiment with my new Raspberry Pi Zero module (lower left box second from the right with 4 orange leds). The Rpi is running Pure Data. I built a 4 voice step sequencer that is synced to ableton link (wirelessly! So cool!) all in PD. I program the sequencer using Touchosc on my phone, which sends OSC messages to PD to tell it which steps to make active. PD connects to an arduino and sends midi messages over USB, which in turn the arduino uses to generate short voltages (ie triggers, the blinky lights you see). These voltages then trigger sounds on the modular!
Also running Elastic Drums on my phone, which is also synced wirelessly through Link, then mixed with the modular. Also using my new linear feedback shift register noise module (noise clap sound) and another arduino programmed as a VCO.
WHEW! OK back to work now
#synthdiy #raspberrypi #abletonlink #modular #elasticdrums #arduino # funky

It is refreshingly imperfect, stunningly raw, and absolutely chock-full of character. It is the perfect antidote to digital computer-based music production. I am certain there is no other synthesizer quite like it. I am certain because I built it. Read more...