Ive wanted to use one im my music but i dont really wanna spend the $$$ on one.
Asked by octopuscabbage 8 years ago
Ive wanted to use one im my music but i dont really wanna spend the $$$ on one.
Asked by octopuscabbage 8 years ago
It would be great to playback MIDI files as Control Voltages via the USB port. Any suggestions or possibly any already viable solution? I know there is a similar arduino project, as well as several MIDI-to-CV converters, but it would seem to be pretty straightforward to convert MIDI to Control Voltages output through USB. Any thoughts on the subject? Any existing solution? I seem to remember seeing a commercial product for this, but a homebrew version would certainly be welcome.
Here is a bit about them:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stylophone
Asked by mdog93 9 years ago
What I'm trying to do is to generate a set of MP3 files for various instruments (including synthesized sounds) at each key of the chromatic scale over 2 octaves. The brute-force method is to dig out the cheap old midi keyboard from the loft, put it through a software synth and record, note by note. However, I've just discovered Soundfonts which are a packaged set of samples at some (but not all) notes in the octave for an instrument which are used to generate a full sample set for a synth. This would appear to be a method which will give a better result for less effort. Audacity apparently can do things with soundfonts, but will it allow me to generate a full scale? Is there other (Windows) software available which will do what I'm after?
Posted by AndyGadget 7 years ago
In my case it's a Korg X50. I can barely express myself with these keys. Any ideas on the topic are welcome before I screw my korg open.
Asked by cephalopoid 8 years ago
I am going to 3d print a sonic screwdriver from Doctor Who and I have everything figured out except one thing. How do you make a synthesizer made with a 555 timer chip make the same sound as a sonic screwdriver? If it needs two chips, I can do that. Thanks for any help in advance!
Asked by trenzalorian 4 years ago
Hi Art+Tech lovers Is it possible to track a simple object and calculate it's distance with an Arduino + (Arduino-)camera. I would use a simple tele lens so the distance between the camera and the object can range between 0.5 and 10 meters. The camera can be mounted on 2 servo motors for pan-tilt movement. Everything sits on top of a 2m pole, carried by a person. And best wishes for 2016! Philippe
Posted by sysArt 2 years ago
I've wanted to make a Korg Kaoss Pad 3 portable for some time now. The problem being that it requires a 12v ac/dc converter to power it, rendering my current task to a standstill. Is there any way I can power this for a period of time using batteries? If so how many and what would I need to run something like this for several hours (3-5)? Any help would be appreciated.
Posted by INVADER SCOOGE 5 years ago
Hi, I'm selling kits of an Instructable I made to build your own synth. The EM-Tronic: This kit provides you with the components and instructions that you need to build a small handheld digital synth. All you need to do is build the kit and find an enclosure to fit it into. I'm selling them on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/84467328/em-tronic-synth-pcb-kit Here is the Instructable if you want to build your own: https://www.instructables.com/id/EM-Tronic-Synth/ Cheers, Brian
Posted by rarebeasts 6 years ago
I'm a beginner. What i meant by how does the circuit work is, how does the capacitor work in relation to the resistor and what do i connect and what parts do i connect to what/where? I need everything in sequential order and in simplest form please.
Posted by Naps 6 years ago
My current Synthesizer has a very jumpy volume control, it has buttons, so it is either very loud or very quiet, And i need a smooth volume control. during one of my youth groups worship session, i was on synth and it went from quiet to loud WAY too quickly. so i would like to build a volume pot to output...but i dont know what the perfect requirements and setups are....any help on this?
Asked by ski4jesus 7 years ago
Hey i have the Virtualizer Pro by Behringer and it says it has vocoder and i just can't figure out how that works...is there any setup or anything to get it to work? i know what a vocoder is and how it works but this is just plain not working? thank you.
Asked by ski4jesus 7 years ago
I've been admiring and building rudimentary synthesizers for a while now (Nandhopper, Atari Punk Synth, etc..) but I still don't understand the deeper theory behind the circuits. I want to build my own synthesizers- where on earth do I start?
I run the sound system at our church and want to have a little fun with the Pastor and others. Since I may not get to play with this too much before it gets taken away, inexspensive is good.
Asked by rogerrwj 7 years ago
I know only a few basics of the ondes, mainly that it works by having a metal ring disrupt radio waves to generate sound. I have only found one instructable and it is only loosely based on the ondes. Also, I need it to be based on the arduino, because it is the only platform I am used to/comfortable with (other than calc prgms) and many other people prefer it as well. Radiohead fans, Jonny Greenwood uses this in songs including Dollars and Cents (live) and Where I End and You Begin.
Asked by szechuan53 8 years ago
Does synthesizing Sodium Chlorate NaCl03 produce any harmful fumes if i electrolyize the solution while it is hot? I saw on wiki if you heat the solution while electroyzing the solution the reaction is NaCl + 3H2O = NaClO3 + 3H2 but if it isnt hot the reaction is 2NaCl + H2O = NaClO + NaCl + H2O , NaClO (Sodium hypochlorite) is what is used in household bleach. DOES THE SAFE VERSION PRODUCE CHLORINE FUMES?
Asked by Create ReviewT 1 year ago
I'd really like to get into the electronic side of music, but have no idea where to start. Some of the projects here are very interesting, particularly those that have to do with sound creation and modulation. My end goal is to be able to design my own circuits for analog amps, guitar pedals, and perhaps even synthesizers and vocoders. However, for now I don't have any idea of how electronics work, nor where to start. I've been told that kits might help, but does anybody have any specific places to start? I'd love to learn basic electronic theory, but especially how certain components create or change sounds. Thanks!
Asked by jwinskill09 8 years ago
I have this pretty old synth that has no midi out, just out for a speaker. About the hookup, I know I can just hook it up to my PC's Microphone/Audio Input and record but that's not the point. What I want to do is hook it up to a program (like Reaper) and use the program's synths. So, just use it as a keyboard. And from what I can('t) tell the output is something like square wave (also it can put out sine on the bass keys and i think some options have triangle waves.) Also I have no idea what model this thing is, all I know that it was made by Vermona and it makes a pretty good sound. It's completely analog. Thanks in advance
Asked by T0C 6 years ago
I am an aspiring DJ. And I need cheap and easy to use equipment. I am looking for turntables, mixers, synthesizers (but those are not needed). I mainly just need a double turntable. Also any tips on Dj-ing will be greatly appreciated
Asked by acidbass 7 years ago
I've been researching the verneuil process for a good while now and I'm absolutely sure i could synthesize gemstones in my garage, the only problem is that I haven't the faintest idea how to build the device I need to do it. Aside form the few demonstration pictures I've found and a hand drawn sketch of the original furnace I can't seem to find any technical information on the design. Anyone have any ideas on how I could do this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verneuil_process http://gemologyproject.com/wiki/images/thumb/e/ed/Verneuil.png/300px-Verneuil.png
Asked by -Chrimson_And_Clockwork- 4 years ago
I am asking because I bought this sound generator kit that has a 32 ohm speaker with it. But what I ultimately want to do with it is actually have a line out in order to hook up to external amps. The speaker is connected to a 15 ohm resister that is connected to pin 3 of a 555 IC on one side and the other side of the speaker is connected to a 10uf capacitor. The kit is the C4722 10 Note Sound Synthesizer from Chaney Electronics the circuit is similar to one i built and made an instructable for. On that one it has similar parts but the speaker is connected to one 10uf capacitor and negative. Do you think if I omitted the 15 ohm resistor I would be able to connect an 8ohm speaker or a line out? I haven't tried anything yet. And I haven't started to build my box yet since I don't know if am going to have to use the speaker that came with it or if I can modify it they way I desire.
Asked by powerman666 5 years ago
Is there any cool software that allows you to literally draw the waveform for music (specifically a longer tone ex: >10 secs) To add some clarity -I want to draw sort of a the "rough" waveform, and have it filled in by a computer synthesizer; I know the extreme complexity of sound. I also have many audio editing programs, and I know of FL Studio and all of that. I want to have a sound that if looking at the waveform, you see the shape drawn. I don't want to draw all of the individual peaks and valleys. Looping an individual drawn minuscule waveform is simple with a wavetable synthesizer application. I'm saying that if i draw something like "^", the computer will fill that in with that synthesizer's pattern without the "steps" (_-_) that are created with instruments.
Asked by DIY Emilio 7 years ago
I havn't opened up receiver yet I need some information first.I get no sound from receiver at all.I started out by connecting all components such as CD player but have since removed all accessories,i'm down to just the receiver and speakers.Is there something I should look for when I open the receiver up?This is a very nice vintage receiver and I would like to use as primary receiver.Could it be something as easy as a fuse? I opened the stereo and found that 2 fuses are missing they are located on the main board at F401 & F402 both are T2A fuses I believe.are these fuses used for sound and should I install them anyway
Asked by jimf123 4 months ago
This is find of a run off of a previous question, where someone came up with the idea of making my voice sound like that in song Technoloigic by Daft Punk. Reason being, I'l be wearing one of their helmets. My question is: does anyone know of a way to make a talkbox that will work off of my plan voice with no outside noise? IE, I talk into a mic and the output is the sound from a talkbox. It would have to be small enough to fix into a coat pocket (so roughly the size of a pack of cards).
Asked by DoctorWoo 4 years ago
Hello! I want to build up an MIDI synthesizer. My main problem is the conversation of the MIDI signal to a frequency. I know it could be done with a microcontroller, but I want to realize it just with resistors, coils, capacitors and non-programmable ICs, because it should be a real only-hardware synthesizer. I do not to interpret all the MIDI control signals, just note on/off. So does anyone has a idea how to realize this conversation just by hardware? Thank you in advance!
Asked by electropeppers 7 years ago
I have a few 555 timers and have always wanted to build a sythesizer but i just don't know where to start. i have seen the optical theremin and the 555 metronome. i could add a pot instead of the photo transistor, and maybe connect the out put from the theremin to the metronome i would like some thing more like this ,http://hackaday.com/2009/08/28/xr-noise-box/ . i would like to kow if it is possible with 555 timers.
Asked by zs 8 years ago
I was watching current earlier on and found this pod:The reactable is a collaborative electronic music instrument with a tabletop tangible multi-touch interface. Several simultaneous performers share complete control over the instrument by moving and rotating physical objects on a luminous round table surface. By moving and relating these objects, representing components of a classic modular synthesizer, users can create complex and dynamic sonic topologies, with generators, filters and modulators, in a kind of tangible modular synthesizer or graspable flow-controlled programming language.The video won't embed, but it's pretty awesome: Current PodThe project's official website is here.The software is open source, although I can't see many details of the hardware.
Posted by whatsisface 10 years ago
I know how to make potassium chlorate using electrolysis but I've seen on YouTube that you can use NaCl (table salt) in a mixture with water and that i can electrolyze it with platinum and titanium (or steel) electrodes. i need to get around shipping stuff to myself (because my parents) so i wanted to know if i should just make KClO3 or if i can use two stainless steel electrodes or if there are other easy accessible metals i can use
Asked by hopekiller30 5 years ago
OK, soo, i would like to start making some effect pedals, i play synth, guitar, and sing a bit, what do you recomend building for a good starter effect? i am already into electronics, i have built a couple amps, an oscillator synth and some other random electronic projects, but now i would like to try my luck on effect pedals, and i dont exactly know what effect is the one i should build first, im looking for something not too hard but a challenge that also has an awesome reward, ideas?
Asked by ski4jesus 7 years ago
Well, you may know you can synthesize CuSO4 with sodium hydrogen sulfate and copper metal if you heat it in a test tube over a burner, but, i have one question, is it possible to do the same with zinc in the place of copper in an effort to produce zinc sulfate? i want this simply as i want some glow powder,but, is this method possible? If not, tell me a simple way. (if there is one...)
Asked by kerbal1234 6 years ago
Hello i am trying to build a Lm324 Stereo preamp to go into my 100w tube amp, and i cannot find any schematics on 324's. My idea was to have each channel occupy its own side of the chip, and having a switch to switch between 1 and 2 amp stages. please help thank you.
Asked by ski4jesus 6 years ago
I remember seeing theremins on talent shows in the old black and white TV days. Theremins were boxes with a vertical rod and a horizontal rod. The musician played the theremin by moving his hands across the rods without touching them. The sounds produced were were akin to synth music. I suppose one could program a synthesizer to do the same but I want to build a theremin.
Asked by hunter47 8 years ago
When I say sound equivalents, I mean what instrument sounds most like it, not like "this instrument is closest to another because it is in the same class." I am asking because I want to synthesize the instruments for a movie soundtrack. Also, if someone would suggest a (free?) imitative synthesis generator vst (FL Studio compatible?) plugin, I would be willing to listen!
Asked by AlternateLives 7 years ago
Question, I would like to build a simple wah circuit, and i looked in Tonepad.com and it gave one result but the circuit was a distortion pedal, it was weird, but anyways, ive heard that wah's are easy to build the circuit but the build is hard, the pedal part. sooo any circuits anyone knows of? thank you!!!
Asked by ski4jesus 6 years ago
Alright, i know now that there is a way to modulate your voice from putting signal in on the voltage pin of a transistor, and controlling it with a synth into the input voltage. But now, what is that effect? and what is a way to smooth out or get clean sounds from it? Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
Asked by ski4jesus 6 years ago
I am trying to think of ways to make solar panels from scratch. I can get phosphorus from pee, silicon can be extracted from the rocks all around me, but I don't have naturally occurring boron nearby. What are some substitutes that can be synthesized from the world without modern factories or laboratories? Furnaces are not out of the question.
Asked by tincanz 5 years ago
Hello, last night i was experimenting with my breadboard, and i came up with an idea, transistors have a supply voltage, which the small voltage controls pitch and volume. but i thought what if i had voice coming in to the supply voltage part(after being super amplified) and the keyboard comes in the control voltage side, would the keyboard not control pitch of voice, while voice modulates? thanks for your help.
Asked by ski4jesus 6 years ago
I've recently been looking into model rocketry, and was excited at the prospect of making and testing my own small sugar rocket motors. I've done quite a bit of research, and have discovered that many of the oxidizers i would need to use are not available in Canada (ex. KNO3, ammonium nitrate etc...). The only option I discovered was to synthesize KClO3, which I'm not interested in considering how dangerous and unstable it seems to be. I was wondering if any fellow Canadians have found anything that can be used as a substitute/any way for me to pursue this as a hobby without buying motors pre-made, which I'm not interested in. Any help is appreciated.
Asked by haywyre 4 years ago
A "speaking piano" reciting the Proclamation of the European Environmental Criminal Court at World Venice Forum 2009. Austrian composer Peter Ablinger transferred the frequency spectrom of the childs voice to his computer controlled mechanical piano. (translated from German) Peter Ablinger: I break down this phonography, meaning a recording of something the voice, in this case -, in individual pixels, one can say. And if I have the possibility of a rendering in a fairly high resolution (and that I only get with a mechanical piano), then I in fact restore some kind of continuity. Therefore, with a little practice, or help or subtitling, we actually can hear a human voice in a piano sound. link: youtube
Posted by mikeasaurus 7 years ago
The Modified Toy Orchestra have a philosophy of performing everything live with a collection of re-purposed children’s toys.., converting abandoned playthings into exotic new musical instruments, and then exploring the latent potential and surplus value inherent in these liberated circuits. Guided by this hidden world they seek to make a form of music devoid of personal narrative or autobiography, instead they ask bigger questions about our relationship with “the next new gadget” the desire for the constant upgrade, and the possibilities for problem solutions hidden from our gaze by perceptual habit. The result of this on going investigation has been called cinematic, dark, joyful and life affirming. It is rare to hear an electronic live performance that has no midi, no sampling, no synthesizers, no laptops, in fact no conventional instruments of any kind. MTO have live dates coming up: 8th September at Birmingham Town Hall 10th September at Manchester Bridgewater Hall Hey, what about the title of the topic? Oh, that's from the band's appearance on the BBC website. After all, these AA batteries are dangerous... Freeno & Olaf from Modified Toy Orchestra on Vimeo.
Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago
Hey all you musicians, and especially guitar players! I am currently planning the next version of my Prism Laser Guitar (vote for me if you like it!) and I need some opinions.The next version will hopefully sound very much like a real guitar, not a synthesizer. It will also be capable of playing chords among other tricks the first version couldn't do. However, due to physical and monetary restraints, it will have to be a 4-string bass guitar of some sort. That's fine with me - I love bass!So here's the idea: Unhindered by the physical limitations of a vibrating string, I am free to tune the bass as low as I want. I'm thinking of giving it a C#, F#, B, E tuning, with a bottom note of 17.5Hz. That's lower than pretty much any bass you can get, opening up a whole playground of super bass notes to drive neighbours up the wall. ;)Is that something people would be interested in? Or should I stick to a standard bass tuning range?
Posted by jeff-o 8 years ago
I'm making a costume. It's a cosplay. What I Have: Voxal Voice Changer. I already know it's capable of making exactly the voice I need. What I Need: A way of synthesizing my voice with that voice effect as part of my costume. Is this possible? The voice I need isn't a very complex one, but it's not a simple pitch change, either. All it is is a little flanger and a little vibrato, but so far I can't find voice changer devices that allow this without being hooked up to a smart phone or a computer, nor was I able to find portable voice changers that included this effect. They're all girthy with lights and dials, and that's hard to conceal on a costume. I noticed Voxal has an export voice feature that allows users to create .voxal files out of the voices, so I'm wondering if there are existing voice changers that could have this file uploaded to it some how, or if there is a way to make or modify a voice changer to do this. Let me know what you think.
Posted by AtomicDragon 1 year ago
Please help me out by telling me what I need to look for, or whether or not it exists simply. Thanks I want a switch that when I push it, it goes from the first throw to the second, but when the power goes off, it'll go back to the first throw. The application is an idea I want to make for a small car light. There would be two switches, an on/off, then this switch, which would default to a row of red LEDs but when you hit it would go to a row of white LEDs. Then when you turn the power switch off, next time you turn it on, it would light up the reds. I racked my brain to find an example, and the best I could come up with is from a camping headlamp. You press it deep and it turns on, then you half press and it'll switch to a dimmer setting. But it'll always start at the first setting. Maybe I should just get a cheap headlamp and cannibalize the switch, but I think that'd be wasteful (and probably not so cheap). Make sense? Thanks in advance for any ideas. This is my first attempt at synthesizing something, and I've been wanting this for awhile.
Asked by simboka 7 years ago
Here is a cool optical illusion I got in an email:'The Brain'This is quite amazing..If you see this lady turning in clockwise you are using your right brain. If you see it the other way, you are using left brain.Some people do see both ways, but most people see it only one way.See if you can make her go one way and then the other byshifting the brain's current.BOTH DIRECTIONS CAN BE SEENExperimentation has shown that the two different sides, or hemispheres,of the brain are responsible for different manners of thinking.The following table illustrates the differences between left-brain andright-brain thinking:Left Brain Right BrainLogical RandomSequential IntuitiveRational HolisticAnalytical SynthesizingObjective SubjectiveLooks at Looks atparts wholesMost individuals have a distinct preference for one of these styles of thinking. Some, however, are morewhole-brained and equally adept at both modes.In general, schools tend to favor left-brain modes ofthinking, while downplaying the right-brain activities.Left-brain scholastic subjects focus on logical thinking,analysis, and accuracy. Right-brained subjects, on theother hand, focus on aesthetics, feeling, and creativity.If you look away, she may switch from one direction to the other.I found that if I just look at her feet or relax and look at the floorwhere the reflection shows, she will switch direction!
Posted by Arbitror 9 years ago
Ok, so last 4th I made fireworks for a small- and I mean small- display, and it turned out fairly well. I only had two complaints- a) It wasn't that colorful, as I was only using pine and palm charcoal for color: reddish orange.b)it wasn't electrical, and took alot of visco, as I wanted everything to go off near-instantaneously. Well, I am going to solve problem b by getting e-matches off of Skylighter, but solving a is a little harder. Then, I read that certain copper compounds could be added to create a green to green-blue color in the flame. Well, I like that idea, but I didn't know where to get the copper compounds. So I kinda left it. UNTIL TODAY!I found this page on making copper (II) chloride. Well, it seemed straightforward enough, so I was going to try it. I was only wondering about two things:a) why on the description on this page about it include hydrogen peroxide, but the page does not even mention it?b)is this safe? I guess I should be outside for the hotplate part- I can't imagine boiling/simmering HCI, inside.c) is this even possible? Does it: 1)create a form of copper that could be used with success in pyrotechnics? 2)create copper chloride at all?Any answers are appreciated. Even if they don't directly pertain to the topic, POST ANYWAY! Makes it more interesting.
Posted by John Smith 10 years ago
Hi there! Okay so here i am with this idea i've been tackle with for weeks. Hold tight it's a long presentation. Brief Basically, i would like to make en electronic version of the Ocarina of time from Zelda. I would like to keep it really simple at least for the first step. So it will look like a proper ocarina but instead of holes there will be 6 arcade buttons ( Red, Green and 4 yellow as a reminder of the N64 gamepad buttons). Each button is assigned a note wich will be played while blowing through a microphone. The sound will be a synthesized sinewave that would be played thanks to a speaker. Will be great also if the device could work on a USB chargeable battery. I Have been doing researches on how to make it for a while now, though could'nt find exactly what i was looking for and not sure how to fit different parts together to make a worrkable fork. So i believe i have two options. As you may guess i am fairly new to electronics, programming and electronic music (Lol i read that all the times). To be as clear as possible i am gonna put some schemes of how i picture myself the electronic but i really don't know how it's supposed to be managed, i mean i know there will be some resistors, capacitors or whatever between the "function blocks" i draw but i have absolutely no clue of what should actually really appear. Option 1 - Analog So i made this stylophone few months ago : https://www.instructables.com/id/A-Stylophone/ It is based on a 555 timer (i also saw some mini synths based on this component). It felt to me as a good starting point. Volume would be controlled through the mic instead of a pot and i would get rid of the pitch pot and all the unecessary notes. But i would like it to sound more fluty and so i found this tuto on how to make a sinewave but don't know how to use it in this project (or even if possible) : http://www.learningaboutelectronics.com/Articles/Sine-wave-generator-circuit-with-a-555-timer.php Regarding the microphone part I've also seen this insctrutable but the synth seemed to me way over what i planed to do in terms of sound synthesis ability : https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Flute-Synth/ Option 2 - Digital So comes option 2 wich consist in using an arduino to synthesize the wave that would play if microphone is HIGH and if button 1 is High key 1 would be played etc. The scheme I provided seem definitely wrong to me but that's a first shot anyway. About sound synthesis with arduino i found this library i havent gone through the tutorial yet but it seem a little bit picky. http://sensorium.github.io/Mozzi/ So as you see i am kinda lost and a little clarification would be awesomely nice. I am actually working in a fablab and i would like to develop this project to be used as a workshop. Im pretty sure lots of old grown up kids would love to get a little ocarina. There are some other options i would like to implement (regarding what happend if you press several buttons or none) but well first things first. Hope you like the Idea, hope you can help. Love, Starsheeps and Electro-cupcakes! Adrien
Posted by ElectroSoja 11 months ago