Post by thetechnobear on May 23, 2020 18:11:25 GMT
so I've decided to start a series of YouTube videos that targets at beginners for DIY musical 'hacking'.
the idea is its going to be a series about hybrid software/hardware 'hacks' so some basic electronics/simple circuits - integrating them my micro-controllers and other music tech.
first episode is up, and is an introduction and an overview of some 'hardware platforms', following weeks will be projects and discussions.
... and yes, Im sure AE will be a part of it, as Ive mentioned many times here.. AE modular is great for DIY, because unipolar (0...5v) matches very nicely to digital platforms, and doesn't mess with my head in the same way as eurorack's bipolar nature
so come along, subscribe, and be part of building the series... and lets have some hacking fun...
Re: Episode #3 adding the arduino to the sequencer I really enjoyed. It has inspired me to start making a sequencer.I'm sure I have all the neccessary parts already (it's simply a matter of finding where they are!).
I like the simple design in using a microcontroller to instruct the muxes to switch between voltage sources.
I think that circuit design gives us pretty much all we need to replicate everything that the Korg SQ-1 does and add a little more fun.
I remember my favourite software sequencer on the Atari ST (showing my age here), Realtime by Eric Ameres , had this great thing where you could put down an indeterminate note in the sequence. When the step got to it, it would pick from a table of possible notes.
You could set the percentage probability of staying faithful to the note order in the table versus a random ordering (0%) You could also set the probability of the note being one of the set or some random note. You could also set the probability of there being any note at all and, separately how faithful it would be to the rhythm you had specified.
Some of these would be doable here. The challenge would be to make the interface meaningful and simple.
I also have a sequencer idea using 8 encoders that I have, each of which has a RGB LED built into the knob. That means I'll need to find where I carefully put that 24 channel DAC and a few extra things but it would be possible to make longer sequences and use colours to tell us which step we are at.
I think I'll start with your design and build the other one separately once I have a better idea what I want/need.
Another variation would be to use a bunch of analog muxes to make a patchbay grid to reconfigure stuff on-the-fly
I'm very happy to have discovered these videos. I wonder whether an absolute beginner is able to fill in the blanks in required knowledge to be able to use these videos but I'm confident that I have already enough basic know-how to jump-start my own DIY experiments with the info provided in these videos alongside the other information so generously provided on this form. Can't wait for my system to arrive.