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Link of the Month Brian Peters Teensy Synth

November 10th, 2014 No comments

Brian Peters has used some ATmega Teensy 3.1 Arduino boards to interface with some vintage synths. Brian Peters Synthesizers

Here is a link to the instructables to make these synths:
Instructables Chiptune

Categories: Midi, Signal Processing, Synth, Tutorial Tags:

Launchpad + Raspberry Pi

January 20th, 2013 3 comments

Hi there. I got Novation Launchpad connected with the Raspberry Pi running the Raspbian installation and talking with Pure Data.

I wanted to be able to load PD patches on the Pi, let it run under the hood of the launchpad and output custom midi.

 

 

 

 

 

These were the steps I took:

1. Installed raspbian on the sd card and got the pi booted up. If you are having trouble check out the Raspbian FAQ

2. Got PureData installed and got PD talking with alsa.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install puredata

3. Got dependancies and configured the launchpad executable driver “launchpadd” on the pi.

$ sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0-dev
$ sudo apt-get install automake

$ autoreconf -i
$ ./configure
$ make install

4. Installed other drivers for other perferials, I used the MidiSport Uno usb midi cable.

5. Loaded up my PD skeches on the Raspberry Pi and started them up.

6. To have the Launchpadd executable run at startup I changed the /.profile file in linux to start the “launchpadd” program at login.

Some of the things I would like to do to finish this project is to build an awsome enclosure to hold the pi and the launchpad also use the gpio pins for midi instead of the usb to midi converter.

 

Launchberry Pi from james on Vimeo.

I’m using a sketch that changes the output channel of the LP with the top row of buttons. its like having 8x launchpads.

Here’s a zip including all the readme files, launchpadd driver and a pd sketch to test the functionality of the launchpad. launchberrypi_files.zip

also here’s a link to get pd-extended running on the pi PD_extended_on_RaspberryPi

 

James

Ableton Live Tutorial – Slicing With Warp Marks

December 8th, 2009 No comments

I get asked a lot about how I use and work in Ableton Live.  So here is the the first video in a series of video’s showing different aspects of my work flow in Live.   In this video I am using the slice to new midi track feature to chop up a basic drum beat.  This is one of my favorite tools in Live, and it works great for sampling and resampling.

Also check out what your samples sound like with other slicing preset options. These will slice your audio and add effects. To get more slicing presets check out this free Live Pack from The Covert Operators and CDM here.

-tron

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