MATRIXSYNTH: MIDIfied Tesla Coils

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

MIDIfied Tesla Coils


Published on Sep 19, 2018 Jason Hotchkiss

"Just about ready with 'Tesla Organ' for Fort Process sound art festival this weekend in Newhaven, UK https://fortprocess.co.uk/

This is a quick test with a MIDI file of Bach's Toccata & Fugue in Dm

Two solid state coils based on Steve Wards design with connected secondaries, floating ground and independant feedback antennae. Running at c.100VAC.

MIDI file played from a PC into a PIC microcontroller which generates 2 voices of square wave audio, optically linked to the SSTC drivers"

Tesla coils controlled by Stylophone!

Published on Sep 19, 2018 Jason Hotchkiss

"My MIDI controlled Tesla coils controlled by my Stylophone MIDI controller... it had to happen!

All sound is from the coil and it does sound more musical IRL (excluding my playing) but the crackling of the arcing does drown out the notes when recorded on my camera"

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