I posted a new deep liquid type trip hop track to YouTube yesterday. It could defiantly do with more development but I just wanted to get it out and move on. Enjoy.
I picked up a second hand Akai MPC 2500 a few ago and after tricking it out with the full 128mb of ram, a 40gb hard drive and jjosxl I’ve been having great fun breaking my musical shackles from the computer. Ok, so the MPC is a computer but the hands on tactile feel make the whole … [Read more…]
I’ve posted a music video for my latest track over on youtube. You can find a free download link in the description.
Here is a video I made while diagnosing and attempting to fix a problem with one of my gf’s old CDJ’s. It turned out to be a very simple mechanical fix, watch the video below to see more.
I’ve updated the Arduino code from my previous post here to add a very crude form of swing to the Volca sync beat. Unfortunately it can’t do real swing as the Volcas currently take 1/8th note sync signals and have 1/16th note sequencers. The code just changes every other beat signal to vary by a … [Read more…]
Hello everyone. I thought I’d share some experimentation I’ve been doing with the Arduino and a 12 bit dac (mcp4921). I’d been looking for things I could do with it and one obvious thing that came to mind was creating a sync signal for the Volca’s. I analysed the output of the sync signal from … [Read more…]
I’ve posted a video to YouTube tonight of some of my breadboard experiments with CMOS logic chips as DIY synth oscillators (CD40106 & CD4093) connected to the Korg SQ-1. You can check that out here.
Oh yeah baby. 🙂 I’ll be sure to post my thoughts and comments on this device once I’ve had a chance to play with it. There is a USB port on the back which might be able to provide power but interestingly the unit takes 2 AA batteries, 3v. MIDI operates at 5v and the … [Read more…]
I’ve been trying a few different methods of connecting modern hard drives to my E-MU sampler. My aim, to reduce the noise to an absolute minimum with the side benefit of possible requiring less power from the ageing PSU. Power One of the quirks of the e-mu e5000 ultra and other samplers in the range, … [Read more…]
Tonight I’ve been trying to decipher the various schematics online for creating a midi thru box. My knowledge of electronics is growing but still very basic and even such a simple circuit gave me some headaches. So here it is, a working midi thru, ignore the Arduino connected to the breadboard it’s only being used … [Read more…]