Instructables: exploring - technology - electronic - music http://www.instructables.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:44:49 PDT BLOX v1.01 Foot switch ( for M-Audio Black Box ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Momentary-foot-switch-for-M-Audio-Black-Box-/
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:07:00 PDT
Turn Any Computer Keyboard Into a Midi Keytar http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Any-Computer-Keyboard-Into-A-Midi-Key-tar/
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:37:11 PDT
Quad SN76489 Synth http://www.instructables.com/id/Quad-SN76489-Synth/
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Mon, 26 May 2014 20:41:31 PDT
Dual POKEY Synth http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-POKEY-Synth/
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Mon, 26 May 2014 19:20:42 PDT
Electronic Music Box Powered by Arduino (sort of) http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Music-Box-Powered-by-Arduino-sort-of/
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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:31:05 PST
Arduino Uno Controlling my 8-note Sequencer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Uno-Controlling-my-8-note-Sequencer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLD/AP9Q/HM33VQA1/FLDAP9QHM33VQA1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLD/AP9Q/HM33VQA1/FLDAP9QHM33VQA1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLD/AP9Q/HM33VQA1/FLDAP9QHM33VQA1.SMALL.jpg jensenr30 This is a video of me using my Arduino Uno to control my custom 8-note sequencer. Here is the program: Source code. This is the original video where I demo the 8-note sequencer on its own: Original Video If you have any questions, feel free to ask me! I'll do my best to answer it.
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Sun, 29 Sep 2013 11:25:00 PDT
Draw Minty Electronic Music http://www.instructables.com/id/Draw-Minty-Electronic-Music/
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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:22:35 PDT
Make Music with Electronics and Drawing http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Music-with-Electronics-and-Drawing/
Make Music with Electronics and Drawing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/583I/HIYWMMW2/FJS583IHIYWMMW2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/583I/HIYWMMW2/FJS583IHIYWMMW2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/583I/HIYWMMW2/FJS583IHIYWMMW2.SMALL.jpg Kepster Intro: This is a very simple and very fun breadboard project.  Once you have everything you need it doesn't take long to assemble.  Yes, it does work! I actually made this project once while doing experiments with the Elenco breadboard educational kit.  It is built from "EXPERIMENT #36: DRAWING...
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Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:22:52 PDT
How to Amplify http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Amplify/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/AP2I/GXUYTPUA/FACAP2IGXUYTPUA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/AP2I/GXUYTPUA/FACAP2IGXUYTPUA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/AP2I/GXUYTPUA/FACAP2IGXUYTPUA.SMALL.jpg bricabracwizard I wanted to create order from the many instructables I have in my favourites list.  So these guides are mainly for my benefit on the topics I want to learn more from.  This one is on amplifiers.  I hope you will enjoy the ones I have chosen here by these very talented instructables members!  These a...
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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:32:07 PST
Stand Alone CD Player http://www.instructables.com/id/Stand-Alone-CD-Player/
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Fri, 17 Aug 2012 06:53:53 PDT
SPEAKR! http://www.instructables.com/id/SPEAKR/
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Fri, 10 Aug 2012 12:53:55 PDT
Altoids tin audio mixer http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-tin-audio-mixer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/EZ01/H3Z3UCY4/FBAEZ01H3Z3UCY4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/EZ01/H3Z3UCY4/FBAEZ01H3Z3UCY4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/EZ01/H3Z3UCY4/FBAEZ01H3Z3UCY4.SMALL.jpg woodworker123 I had wanted a small audio mixer for a long time but they were to expensive so I built my own. I only put a volume control on two of the four imputs but you can add them to the other two or the output if you want. COVER THE BOTTOM OF THE ALTOIDS TIN WITH ELECTRICAL TAPE TO AVOID UNWANTED WIRE CONNEC...
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:26:34 PDT
homemade electronic drumkit http://www.instructables.com/id/homemade-electronic-drumkit/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/U8G5/GY65QHDK/F3QU8G5GY65QHDK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/U8G5/GY65QHDK/F3QU8G5GY65QHDK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/U8G5/GY65QHDK/F3QU8G5GY65QHDK.SMALL.jpg Mad inventor this is my electronic drum-kit. I bought it from a mexican traveler, that was moving to portugal. the module is an alesis dm5, the main frame is a yamaha ( how do you call it? let's say.. pipe structure) everything else was homemade by the mexican guy. I've since adding my own mods and tweaks to ma...
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Sun, 5 Feb 2012 14:07:45 PST
Jerrycan speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/Jerrycan-speakers/
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Mon, 9 Jan 2012 11:09:24 PST
Attaching a Line-In to an old Philips Radio Cassette Recorder - (model number DR193) http://www.instructables.com/id/Attaching-a-Line-In-to-an-old-Philips-Radio-Casset/
Attaching a Line-In to an old Philips Radio Cassette Recorder - (model number DR193) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/RWLI/GTQ7F2KY/FG6RWLIGTQ7F2KY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/RWLI/GTQ7F2KY/FG6RWLIGTQ7F2KY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/RWLI/GTQ7F2KY/FG6RWLIGTQ7F2KY.SMALL.jpg ab727 This is a write up of how I attached a line in to an old radio cassette recorder. I had an old Philips Radio Cassette Recorder (model number DR193). The radio was for MW and SW frequencies. The cassette player and the radio no longer worked. The single speaker worked - this I knew only by the noise...
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Sat, 15 Oct 2011 10:11:17 PDT
Magic Music Table No menus, no buttons http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Music-Table-RFID-iPod-No-menus-no-button/
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Mon, 3 Oct 2011 10:16:54 PDT
Laser Synth http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Synth/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/Z40Q/GMIGFKF2/FEBZ40QGMIGFKF2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/Z40Q/GMIGFKF2/FEBZ40QGMIGFKF2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/Z40Q/GMIGFKF2/FEBZ40QGMIGFKF2.SMALL.jpg supercapacitor Cheap Laser Synthesizer made from x1 555, laser, comparators, photocells, etc... Currently has one scale.
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Sat, 16 Apr 2011 22:31:32 PDT
Cloth Covered Banana Cables http://www.instructables.com/id/Cloth-Covered-Banana-Cables/
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Sat, 4 Sep 2010 23:35:02 PDT
How to Make an Electronic Metronome http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Electronic-Metronome/
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Tue, 1 Dec 2009 10:33:44 PST
Light Theremin http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Theremin/
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Sat, 13 Jun 2009 12:48:38 PDT
Snowmanthesizer - Thing A Day - Day 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Snowmanthesizer---Thing-A-Day---Day-2/
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Sat, 2 Feb 2008 19:42:09 PST
SPKR MiK: How to make a microphone from a speaker. http://www.instructables.com/id/SPKR-MiK--How-to-make-a-microphone-from-a-speaker/
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Fri, 26 Oct 2007 09:20:50 PDT
BOOM "BOX" (For Any Ipod or Mp3 Player etc. . . ) http://www.instructables.com/id/BOOM-%22BOX%22/
BOOM "BOX" (For Any Ipod or Mp3 Player etc. . . ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/GE0Z/F15QB5CV/FF8GE0ZF15QB5CV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/GE0Z/F15QB5CV/FF8GE0ZF15QB5CV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/GE0Z/F15QB5CV/FF8GE0ZF15QB5CV.SMALL.jpg rickick Hi everyone here is an instructable on how to make a really easy boom box using some materials you can find around your home or that you already have! Materials for this project you will need : -Electrical tape -Box -Headphones -Speaker(s)(1 or 2) -Hot Glue Optional: Solder / soldering iro...
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Tue, 3 Jul 2007 13:57:07 PDT
DIY Electronic Drums (Drum Module Req'd) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electronic-Drums-Drum-Module-Req-d/
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Thu, 5 Oct 2006 14:03:07 PDT