Showing posts with label Raspberry PI. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Raspberry PI. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

USB MIDI HOST w/ Raspberry Pi controlling hardware synths (Circuit Tracks, SP404mk2, ecc.)

video upload by Mountain Piercer

"I want to find a cheap and easy way to connect my gears via Midi using only USB, my old raspberry is capable of doing it! I also using my Novation Launch control mk1 to control the Circuit Tracks, SP404mk2 and the Ultranova. I also change my camera (did you notice?)

Raspberry Pi MIDI HOST(not affiliated):"

Sunday, May 19, 2024

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Koma Elektronik - Chromaplane Electromagnetic Synth

video upload by sonicstate

"At Superbooth 2024, Chris showcased the Chromaplane*, an electromagnetic synthesizer developed with the support of *KOMA Electronic*. The instrument features 10 electromagnetic fields emitting from specific points on its surface, which are played using two pickup coils. The sound is detected by the coils, passing through a low pass filter and delay, creating a unique modulation effect. Additionally, the *Chroma Plane includes an envelope follower output and an external input for playing external audio sources.

The concept of the Chroma Plane originated from Chris's experience as a musician and visual artist, leading to the development of a smaller version of the instrument for live performances. After more than 100 concerts worldwide, Chris and KOMA are working towards making the Chroma Plane available as a commercial product in the coming months. Stay tuned to the Koma website for updates."

via Koma Elektronik

"KOMA Elektronik & Passepartout Duo are collaborating on a new standalone instrument called the Chromaplane.

Are you ready to start a new journey together?

The Chromaplane features a touchless interface, organic analog sounds, and an intuitive way of playing, all made possible by invisible electromagnetic fields. It combines the expressivity of traditional acoustic instruments, with the endless experimentation of electronic sound design.

Passepartout Duo has been road testing the Chromaplane in their performance setup for a while, and now we’re finally at the last stages of development. In the next month, we’ll be revealing more information about this unique instrument, so…

…think about making some space in your studio!

Shipping Worldwide!"

Thursday, April 04, 2024

Wee Noise Maker PGB-1 – The all-in-one open-source pocket groovebox

video upload by Crowd Supply

via Crowd Supply

"Wee Noise Makers PGB-1 is an advanced yet portable sequencer that lets you craft complex musical pieces anywhere. This all-in-one, open-source, customizable device is designed to empower aspiring musicians, seasoned creators, and makers. It isn’t just an instrument—it’s your gateway to the world of music production and audio synths.

Rock Out, Anywhere
PGB-1 has an open-source stock firmware that makes it a playful and powerful groove box. It allows you to craft complex musical pieces with drums, bass, lead, samples, reverb, bitcrusher, overdrive, and others.

Orchestrated by an advanced sequencer with conditional steps, repeats/ratcheting, pattern chaining, chord sequencing, song mode, live sequencing effects, and more. And it’s also a hackable and customizable device, with CircuitPython, C\C++, and Ada support for programming your own synthesizers, video games, or any audio based projects.

Features & Specifications

Processor: Raspberry Pi RP2040

16 MB Flash
Audio IC: Cirrus Logic WM8960 (or equivalent)

Up to 32-bit at 48 kHz digital audio link
On-chip Headphone Driver, 1 W Stereo Class D Speaker Driver
Up to 3 stereo Line-in/Microphone interfaces
User Interface

128 x 64 monochrome OLED screen
24 addressable RGB LEDs
30 tactile switches
1 capacitive touch strip
Input & Outputs

1x USB Type-C (Power & Data)
1x 3.5 mm Headphone/Headset
1x 3.5 mm Audio Line-in
1x 3.5 mm MIDI Input (TRS type-A)
1x 3.5 mm MIDI Output (TRS type-A)
Internal microphone
Open Source
PGP-1 is an open hardware project. Right now, you can browse the GitHub repo for the device’s firmware. Later, we will make the schematics available to the public."

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

SPIN: AI-Music Synthesizer - Vinyl Meets Grid

SPIN: AI-Music Synthesizer from Arvind on Vimeo.

SPIN is an AI music synthesizer that allows you to co-create compositions with a language model, MusicGen. It is a playful invitation to explore the nuances of algorithmic music, encouraging you to slow down and zoom in on its artifacts. It celebrates the marriage between human and machine creativity through music."

via Arvind Sanjeev

"SPIN is an AI music synthesizer that allows you to co-create compositions with a language model, MusicGen. It is a playful invitation to explore the nuances of algorithmic music, encouraging you to slow down and zoom in on its artifacts. It celebrates the marriage between human and machine creativity through music.

SPIN breaks down the process of co-composing music with an AI using a tangible interface. Enter the desired mood, genre, sounds and bpm to listen to the music come alive on an LP record. A DVS (Digital Vinyl System) allows you to slow down, zoom in, scratch and listen between the notes. Use it to create new compositions, as a simple sound synthesizer, as a playful scratch tool, or to play relaxing music in the background.

SPIN is an artifact from a future where music will be hyper-tailored to people’s tastes and preferences. It is an explorer of musical curiosities that can generate music unlike anything heard before, blending unheard-of combinations of sounds, rhythms and harmonies. This opens up exciting possibilities for pushing the boundaries of music and creating entirely new micro-genres. Who’s ready for some happy, death-metal, disco?

Under the hood, SPIN takes the input prompts in the form of button presses through an Arduino Mega. This is sent via serial to a Raspberry Pi which prompts the MusicGen API. An mp3 file is received as the output which is loaded onto a Digital Vinyl System (DVS). A transmuted Numark PT-01 and a timecoded control vinyl record serve as the turntable. The Xwax DVS package for Raspberry Pi reads the vinyl timecode through a Behringer audio driver, and the output is played via stereo speakers.

There are a lot of amazing generative music experiments, from Dadabots’s relentless death metal streaming AI on YouTube to Holly Herndon’s experiments around voice transplantations. But I realized we hit a tipping point when I stumbled upon the Riffusion music model; I was taken aback by its depth and realism, including its new update that adds lyrical voices to the output. Inspired by this, I wanted to build a platform to let me further explore and combine never-before-heard combinations of music and sounds. This laid the seed for building SPIN.

I wanted SPIN to encourage people to be playful; having a scratch interface served this purpose. A DVS (Digital Vinyl System) adds an extra dimension while listening to the generated compositions. It allows us to slow down these synthetic tunes and listen between the notes. So, I decided to combine a DVS system with the MusicGen API in the form of an old-school synthesizer."

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Zonoxious Deep Dive Part 1: Project background & Frontend with VCV Rack

video upload by Ultratroninator 3000

"The initial video in a deep dive series provides background info and details how the Zoxnoxious analog synthesizer works. The focus is on the frontend, VCV Rack, and getting the signals required to run the synthesizer from VCV Rack out to a Raspberry Pi.

Project code and docs:"

Zonoxious Deep Dive Part 2: Raspberry Pi Gadget Mode with 54 audio channels + MIDI

video upload by Ultratroninator 3000

"This second deep dive video on the Zoxnoxious synth goes into detail on the Raspberry Pi's gadget mode. The Zoxnoxious synth receives 54 control voltages as USB Audio and also USB MIDI for commands. This video shows how that is setup and used. To show the Pi gadget mode working I pull in VCV Rack and roundtrip signals from a host computer to the Pi."

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Raspberry Pi based installation art: the melody that started at the beginning of the universe

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"'Pentatonic Permutations' ( ) is a piece of algorithmic piano music that's performed in installation art using a Raspberry Pi-based hardware player synchronized to DCF77, an over-the-air time protocol. In this video, I sit down to talk with its creator, Benjamin Heidersberger, about the technical intricacies, artistic intents, the history of algorithmic music and how media consumption has changed over the last decades.

00:00 hello
00:46 interview - how the hardware player was made
03:08 does the development of technology pave the way for art?
04:21 artist intentions
06:49 coding the algorithm
09:06 how the web player / app was made
14:16 short demo: using the midi out function of the app with some synths
16:07 conclusion

Android app is here:
IOS app will follow soon!


Sunday, December 17, 2023

Simple rhythmic variations w/ Hologram Microcosm, Dirtywave M8, MT-32 pi, TX-6 & RK-006

video upload by Arman Bohn

"Generative patterns from the M8 are producing the rhythms and bass. M8 is also sending random chord information to the MT32 pi. The MT32 is playing back an E piano soundfont that is sent through the microcosm.

The microcosm is kind of like my therapy right now. I can feed it generative random stuff and play with the knobs and occasionally make some really magical sounds."

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Picophonica — A Raspberry Pi Pico synth for a toy keyboard, with instrument presets and Midi out

video upload by Turi Scandurra

"A friend gifted me a cheap toy musical keyboard. The sound quality was atrocious, and it could only play one note at a time. So I removed its circuitry while keeping its enclosure, speaker, and keybed, and with some tinkering and a Raspberry Pi Pico I turned it into something usable.

I integrated a software synthesizer into the Pico. It's pico_synth_ex by Ryo Ishigaki - ISGK Instruments. The new engine boasts two oscillators, featuring descending sawtooth and square waveforms, a customizable filter with resonance control, cutoff modulation, a Decay-Sustain amp envelope, and an LFO for added modulation possibilities.

This video shows the makeover. The soundtrack is entirely played on the Picophonica, recorded one instrument at a time through the new audio out port.

Source code:
Blog post:"

Friday, August 18, 2023

【自作シンセ】アナログライクなFMシンセサイザーをラズパイPicoとArduinoで作ってみた。OP-F Synthesizer

video upload by Harumio 1529

Harumio also brought us the DIY Prophet 4.


"This video introduces an original synth that I made as a hobby.
The F in OP-F was named because it has 4 operators, 4poly per Raspberry Pi, was made in Fukuoka, and is my initial.
This was the hardest edit I've ever done. Watch till the end."

Saturday, August 05, 2023

Zynthian V5 improvisation

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"... using the internal sequencer.
Using the #ZynAddSubFX plugin mostly, but also #Linuxsampler for the drums and piano.
Some TAL Reverb III for those big rooms.
#Zynthian V5 will be available later this year. Zynthian is an open source synthesizer powered by Linux and various free and commercial plugins, all wrapped up in a sleek-looking box with a unified UI and a number of sequencers. If you don't want to buy the kit, you can also download the system image and build one yourself using a #raspberrypi 4.


Sunday, July 30, 2023

Broken beats w/ Pikocore, Dirtywave M8, Roland J-6, TE TX-6

video upload by Arman Bohn

"More experiments with the pikocore. Random chord triggering sent from the M8 to the J-6. The Pikocore is synced to the J-6 which is clocked to the M8.

I’m syncing key changes to the random chords as well. I think I’ll continue down this path towards actual pseudo random song creation … so possibly more M8 + J-6 combos in the near future. The modulation options on the J-6 are nonexistent sound design is incredibly limited. I could use another mini synth instead, maybe the great conjunction, or the kasser arcade. but that would take more cord wrangling in the m-8."

This is the first post to feature the pikocore.


april 2nd, 2023 / #wares
a small rp2040-based music mangler. $62 / $89.

pikocore is…

a lo-fi music mangler based on the raspberry pi pico (brother of the nyblcore).
capable of holding 8 minutes of 8-bit 33 khz monophonic samples.
powered by a single aaa battery for up to 3 hours or by powered by usb-c.
tempo-synced with a selectable bpm between 60 and 300, with samples mangled by beat-synced effects (stutter, retrig, gate, tunneling).
loaded with real-time effects like a resonant filter, timestretching, volume, and wavefolding.
sequenced with a 128-step sequencer with recording/playback
saved and loaded via eeprom for instant patch recall.
able to load custom firmware, new samples, all through usb-c.
sync-compatible with pocket operators.
open-source, wonderfully hackable.

video upload by infinitedigits

"more info:

pikocore is a lo-fi music mangler based on the Raspberry Pi Pico. It can hold 8 minutes of 8-bit 33 kHz monophonic samples, is powered by a single AAA battery or USB-C, and can be tempo-synced with a selectable BPM between 60 and 300. It also has beat-synced effects, real-time effects, a 128-step sequencer, and can load custom firmware and new samples. Pikocore is sync-compatible with Pocket Operators and open-source, making it wonderfully hackable."

Monday, July 17, 2023

new to monome NORNS? check this out!

video uploads by tworoundrobins

"norns videos, mostly from the talkie series but also some jams that might help beginners with their exploration into the wonderful world of norns!"

Sunday, June 04, 2023

Build a simple MIDI controller with Raspberry PI (beginners tutorial) Part 1

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"This video shows how to build a simple, one-knob MIDI controller scratch using an ADC chip and a potentiometer and a Raspberry PI, step by step. // News: Raspberry PI will be back in stores from July 2023 on.

Table of contents:
00:00 hello
00:27 mission statement
01:13 hardware list
02:25 install Raspbian
03:01 OS and remote control setup
03:41 install libraries:
03:54 git clone; cd wiringPi; ./build; gpio -v; sudo nano /etc/ - add /usr/local/lib
04:43 sudo apt-get install i2c-tools; i2cdetect -y 1
04:57 sudo apt-get install libasound2-dev
05:07 git clone --depth 1 cd Freenove_RFID_Starter_Kit_for_Raspberry_Pi/lib/; sh ./
05:30 build the hardware
06:51 compiling and running the example app for ADC & potentiometer
08:25 how does this work?
09:11 adding MIDI
13:26 important things to consider
13:46 short demo - does it work? / homework for you :-)
14:18 conclusion"

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

MiSTer MT32-Pi Hat with Rasbery Pi 3 Model B

Note: Auction links are affiliate links for which the site may be compensated.

via this auction

"This is a complete working MT-32pi running the latest version of the MT-32pi synth software. It fully works out of the box with the Mister. Provides both MT-32 capabilities from Munt as well as Fluidsynth soundfont support."

You can find a demo of one here.

Sunday, February 05, 2023

Build your own synthesizer module with PICO ADK!

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"PICO ADK is an integrated system that can run VULT DSP code, and it comes equipped with a high quality digital audio converter and 8 analog inputs for connecting controllers. Building your own hardware synth never has been so easy! Table of contents:

00:00 intro
00:10 hello
00:35 board overview / features
01:19 hardware needed
02:11 downloading and installing the software development kit
04:02 installing your firmware / dsp code
04:26 example 1: a simple synth
05:09 (simple audio example)
05:42 a more complex example (with some hardware controllers)
06:09 how to create and compile your own DSP code / folder & project structure
06:48 how to try some demo scripts from the VULT page
07:33 outlook
08:06 conclusion
08:42 important things to consider!
09:06 full audio demo
11:12 bye bye

Breadboard & cables
3.5mm stereo sockets
VULT language
PICO ADK on GitHub

Shell script commands needed:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install npm
sudo npm install vult -g
chmod +x
cd pico
rm -rf pico-sdk
git clone --branch master --recursive
git clone --recursive

cd PicoADK-FreeRTOS-Template

mkdir build &&cdbuild
cmake ..


Thursday, January 12, 2023

Sunvox: Tracker basics (Raspberry Pi tutorial)

video upload by

"Here's a quick look on how to create tracks on Sunvox, a modular software synthesiser on Raspberry Pi. Create patterns, and arrange them on the timeline. Table of contents:

00:00 hello
00:18 MIDI and UI setup
01:32 adding a synth module
01:44 user interface basics
02:22 connecting modules
02:38 sound tweaking
02:52 the tracker
03:20 unlocking a pattern and entering notes
04:24 playing back a pattern
04:37 note off behaviour
05:33 adding another module on another track
06:55 notation details
07:19 copying/cloning and changing patterns
08:45 adding another track within another pattern
10:14 arranging patterns on the timeline
11:52 important things to consider
12:14 short improvisation
14:01 conclusion

The first video is here:" [posted here]

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

SUNVOX modular synth on Raspberry Pi

video upload by

"Here's how to install the latest #Sunvox on a #RaspberryPi. Sunvox is a modular software #synthesizer that has been around for more than 2 decades. It's very well optimized and runs on even the tiniest devices. Table of contents:

00:00 intro
00:19 hi!
00:34 hardware overview
01:00 instructions ( )
01:27 download and install realtimepi
01:59 update and setup you pi
02:48 download and install Sunvox
03:30 install glibc
04:47 change LD_LIBRARY_PATH
05:08 install shellscript for autostart
05:30 important things to consider
05:52 using Sunvox: UI overview
06:38 some patches
07:09 create a new project, add some sound modules
07:50 connecting modules
08:11 editing patches
08:38 add another sound source
09:48 adding a second oscillator
10:22 adding a low pass filter
10:51 MIDI learning
11:54 playing two (or more) sounds simultaneously
12:56 adding effects: vocal filter
14:24 reverb
16:43 conclusion

Here are all the commands and links you need
Capacitive touchscreen:
Installation instructions:
Realtime PI:


Sunday, December 18, 2022

Autosampler on Raspberry PI / Samplerbox update

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"Here's a look at the updated Samplerbox using a Pirate Audio sound board. Samplerbox is a Raspberry PI based DIY sample player with internal effects, MIDI file player, arpeggiator and other goodies. This is a beginner-friendly DIY synth which doesn't involve soldering or programming. I also show how to create your own multisamples using a command line tool named Autosampler. Table of contents:

00:00 hello
00:21 hardware overview
00:51 get Samplerbox ( )
00:59 get the config files ( )
01:22 assemble
01:38 booting, user interface
02:38 effects
03:42 browsing some sounds
05:02 creating multisamples using Autosampler ( )
07:10 create loop points in Audacity
07:20 important things to consider
07:51 short ambient demo...
09:49 bye-bye

Pirate audio [EU/Germany], [US]


Friday, November 11, 2022

Samplerbox - a simple DIY pocket ROMpler for Raspberry PI

video upload by Floyd Steinberg

"#Samplerbox is a really uncomplicated, easy-to-install sample player for #raspberrypi . #Samples can be played chromatically and with up to 4 velocity layers, allowing for expressive playing. Creating your own patches or instruments is really easy, too. Table of contents:

00:00 intro
00:10 hi
00:40 install
01:12 some sounds (piano, lately bass, etc)
03:23 adding lcd and buttons
04:19 create your own instrument / patch
05:28 other important consideratons
05:55 demo
07:48 conclusion / bye

Samplerbox - please remember to support the developers"

Saturday, October 01, 2022

Building a desktop piano synth with Raspberry PI and SFIZZ

video upload by

"In this short series, I'm building a small #raspberrypi #synthesizer box for piano & string sounds, as suggested by a viewer who could use such a box in worship music . Part One: #SFIZZ and the Salamander Piano. Table of contents:

00:00 introduction
00:45 hardware needed
01:24 hardware assembly, installation
02:04 software setup
04:29 launching sfizz & stuff
05:23 important things to consider
05:44 trying this on a Raspberry PI Zero 2
06:32 ... and on the Raspberry PI 3b
07:00 conclusion, outlook, short demo
07:57 bye-bye

Resources for this video:
Audio hat
Salamander Piano


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