Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Pear Theremin

A pear is connected to pin 0 on the Teensy LC. The touchRead function is mapped to pitchbend via USB MIDI. A pitchbend oscillator in Max for Live / Ableton is used to map the pitchbend to frequency.







Pitchbend Oscillator - Max for Live Device

An oscillator where frequency is set based on 14 bit pitchbend data.


Download here: http://milkcrate.com.au/_other/downloads/M4L/little-scale.pitchbend.oscillator.amxd

Monday, June 13, 2016

Mandarin Music Keyboard







Mandarins are attached to pins 0, 1, 3, 4, 18, 19, 22 and 23. The touchRead function is used to read the values. Note on / note off and modulation wheel data is sent via USB.

Download the Arduino code here: http://milkcrate.com.au/_other/downloads/arduino/touchMandarins.ino
 

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Ableton Live Project Data for e m o t i o n s (2016)





Download here: http://milkcrate.com.au/_other/project_data/emotions.alp.zip

Circuit Bending Basics: Replacing Button Contacts



Button contacts can be replaced easily if there are other solder points already in the circuit that are directly connected to the two contact points of a button. Two wires can be easily soldered onto the pre-existing solder points.

The two wires, when connected, can then trigger the sound of the toy. Instead of physically connecting these wires, digital pins, relays or transistor-based solutions can be used to trigger the button.


















Button contacts can be also replaced if there are no obvious solder points. Conductive area on the button pads can be scraped back, and then soldering directly onto by adding two wires connected to the button pads.

The two wires, when connected, can then trigger the sound of the toy. Instead of physically connecting these wires, digital pins, relays or transistor-based solutions can be used to trigger the button.