Arduino for Musicians

A Complete Guide to Arduino and Teensy Microcontrollers

Author: Brent Edstrom

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190460040

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

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Arduino, Teensy, and related microcontrollers provide a virtually limitless range of creative opportunities for musicians and hobbyists who are interested in exploring "do it yourself" technologies. Given the relative ease of use and low cost of the Arduino platform, electronic musicians can now envision new ways of synthesizing sounds and interacting with music-making software. In Arduino for Musicians, author and veteran music instructor Brent Edstrom opens the door to exciting and expressive instruments and control systems that respond to light, touch, pressure, breath, and other forms of real-time control. He provides a comprehensive guide to the underlying technologies enabling electronic musicians and technologists to tap into the vast creative potential of the platform. Arduino for Musicians presents relevant concepts, including basic circuitry and programming, in a building-block format that is accessible to musicians and other individuals who enjoy using music technology. In addition to comprehensive coverage of music-related concepts including direct digital synthesis, audio input and output, and the Music Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), the book concludes with four projects that build on the concepts presented throughout the book. The projects, which will be of interest to many electronic musicians, include a MIDI breath controller with pitch and modulation joystick, "retro" step sequencer, custom digital/analog synthesizer, and an expressive MIDI hand drum. Throughout Arduino for Musicians, Edstrom emphasizes the convenience and accessibility of the equipment as well as the extensive variety of instruments it can inspire. While circuit design and programming are in themselves formidable topics, Edstrom introduces their core concepts in a practical and straightforward manner that any reader with a background or interest in electronic music can utilize. Musicians and hobbyists at many levels, from those interested in creating new electronic music devices, to those with experience in synthesis or processing software, will welcome Arduino for Musicians.

Arduino for Musicians

A Complete Guide to Arduino and Teensy Microcontrollers

Author: Brent Edstrom

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199309310

Category: Arduino (Programmable controller)

Page: 456

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Arduino, Teensy, and related microcontrollers provide a virtually limitless range of creative opportunities for musicians and hobbyists who are interested in exploring "do it yourself" technologies. Given the relative ease of use and low cost of the Arduino platform, electronic musicians can now envision new ways of synthesizing sounds and interacting with music-making software. In Arduino for Musicians, author and veteran music instructor Brent Edstrom opens the door to exciting and expressive instruments and control systems that respond to light, touch, pressure, breath, and other forms of real-time control. He provides a comprehensive guide to the underlying technologies enabling electronic musicians and technologists to tap into the vast creative potential of the platform. Arduino for Musicians presents relevant concepts, including basic circuitry and programming, in a building-block format that is accessible to musicians and other individuals who enjoy using music technology. In addition to comprehensive coverage of music-related concepts including direct digital synthesis, audio input and output, and the Music Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), the book concludes with four projects that build on the concepts presented throughout the book. The projects, which will be of interest to many electronic musicians, include a MIDI breath controller with pitch and modulation joystick, "retro" step sequencer, custom digital/analog synthesizer, and an expressive MIDI hand drum. Throughout Arduino for Musicians, Edstrom emphasizes the convenience and accessibility of the equipment as well as the extensive variety of instruments it can inspire. While circuit design and programming are in themselves formidable topics, Edstrom introduces their core concepts in a practical and straightforward manner that any reader with a background or interest in electronic music can utilize. Musicians and hobbyists at many levels, from those interested in creating new electronic music devices, to those with experience in synthesis or processing software, will welcome Arduino for Musicians.

Arduino for Musicians

A Complete Guide to Arduino and Teensy Microcontrollers

Author: Brent Edstrom

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199309337

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 6461

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Arduino, Teensy, and related microcontrollers provide a virtually limitless range of creative opportunities for musicians and hobbyists who are interested in exploring "do it yourself" technologies. Given the relative ease of use and low cost of the Arduino platform, electronic musicians can now envision new ways of synthesizing sounds and interacting with music-making software. In Arduino for Musicians, author and veteran music instructor Brent Edstrom opens the door to exciting and expressive instruments and control systems that respond to light, touch, pressure, breath, and other forms of real-time control. He provides a comprehensive guide to the underlying technologies enabling electronic musicians and technologists to tap into the vast creative potential of the platform. Arduino for Musicians presents relevant concepts, including basic circuitry and programming, in a building-block format that is accessible to musicians and other individuals who enjoy using music technology. In addition to comprehensive coverage of music-related concepts including direct digital synthesis, audio input and output, and the Music Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), the book concludes with four projects that build on the concepts presented throughout the book. The projects, which will be of interest to many electronic musicians, include a MIDI breath controller with pitch and modulation joystick, "retro" step sequencer, custom digital/analog synthesizer, and an expressive MIDI hand drum. Throughout Arduino for Musicians, Edstrom emphasizes the convenience and accessibility of the equipment as well as the extensive variety of instruments it can inspire. While circuit design and programming are in themselves formidable topics, Edstrom introduces their core concepts in a practical and straightforward manner that any reader with a background or interest in electronic music can utilize. Musicians and hobbyists at many levels, from those interested in creating new electronic music devices, to those with experience in synthesis or processing software, will welcome Arduino for Musicians.

Arduino Music and Audio Projects

Author: Mike Cook

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484217217

Category: Computers

Page: 458

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This book is for musical makers and artists who want to gain knowledge and inspiration for your own amazing creations. “Grumpy Mike” Cook, co-author of several books on the Raspberry Pi and frequent answerer of questions of the Arduino forums, brings you a fun and instructive mix and simple and complex projects to help you understand how the Arduino can work with the MIDI system to create musical instruments and manipulate sound. In Part I you’ll find a set of projects to show you the possibilities of MIDI plus Arduino, covering both the hardware and software aspects of creating musical instruments. In Part II, you learn how to directly synthesize a wave form to create your own sounds with Arduino and concludes with another instrument project: the SpoonDuino. Finally, in Part III, you’ll learn about signal processing with the Arduino Uno and the Due — how to create effects like delay, echo, pitch changes, and realtime backwards audio output. /divIf you want to learn more about how to create music, instruments, and sound effects with Arduino, then get on board for Grumpy Mike’s grand tour with Arduino Music and Sound Projects.

Handmade Electronic Music

The Art of Hardware Hacking

Author: Nicolas Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317721403

Category: Music

Page: 264

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Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking provides a long-needed, practical, and engaging introduction for students of electronic music, installation and sound-art to the craft of making--as well as creatively cannibalizing--electronic circuits for artistic purposes. Designed for practioners and students of electronic art, it provides a guided tour through the world of electronics, encouraging artists to get to know the inner workings of basic electronic devices so they can creatively use them for their own ends. Handmade Electronic Music introduces the basic of practical circuitry while instructing the student in basic electronic principles, always from the practical point of view of an artist. It teaches a style of intuitive and sensual experimentation that has been lost in this day of prefabricated electronic musical instruments whose inner workings are not open to experimentation. It encourages artists to transcend their fear of electronic technology to launch themselves into the pleasure of working creatively with all kinds of analog circuitry.

Make: Analog Synthesizers

Make Electronic Sounds the Synth-DIY Way

Author: Ray Wilson

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449345190

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 184

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Dive hands-on into the tools, techniques, and information for making your own analog synthesizer. If you’re a musician or a hobbyist with experience in building electronic projects from kits or schematics, this do-it-yourself guide will walk you through the parts and schematics you need, and how to tailor them for your needs. Author Ray Wilson shares his decades of experience in synth-DIY, including the popular Music From Outer Space (MFOS) website and analog synth community. At the end of the book, you’ll apply everything you’ve learned by building an analog synthesizer, using the MFOS Noise Toaster kit. You’ll also learn what it takes to create synth-DIY electronic music studio. Get started in the fun and engaging hobby of synth-DIY without delay. With this book, you’ll learn: The differences between analog and digital synthesizers Analog synthesizer building blocks, including VCOs, VCFs, VCAs, and LFOs How to tool up for synth-DIY, including electronic instruments and suggestions for home-made equipment Foundational circuits for amplification, biasing, and signal mixing How to work with the MFOS Noise Toaster kit Setting up a synth-DIY electronic music studio on a budget

Basicsynth

Author: Daniel Mitchell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557022126

Category: Computers

Page: 288

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Books on music synthesizers explain the theory of music synthesis, or show you how to use an existing synthesizer, but don't cover the practical details of constructing a custom software synthesizer. Likewise, books on digital signal processing describe sound generation in terms of complex equations and leave it up to the reader to solve the practical problems of programming the equations. BasicSynth takes you beyond the theory and shows you how to create a custom synthesizer in software using the C++ programming language. The first part of the book explains the basic computer algorithms used to generate and process sound. Subsequent chapters explain instrument design using actual synthesis instruments. The example instruments are then combined with a text-based scoring system and sequencer to produce a complete working synthesizer. Complete source code to the C++ classes and example programs is available for download from the Internet.

Musicianship in the Digital Age

Author: Brent Edstrom

Publisher: Artistpro.Com Llc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 524

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Unlike many other books on the market, "Musicianship in the Digital Age" effectively combines music technology with musicianship. The book provides technical instruction on topics such a sequencing, synthesis, loop-based tools, and editing, with insights on how to actually use that technology to sequence and record original compositions. Organized into three parts, the first two parts cover the technological and theoretical aspects of music production while the third part ties together all of the skills learned by presenting fifteen demonstration scores and recordings with a detailed description of the entire production process. Each chapter also features helpful tips and suggested activities that, along with the companion CD, help solidify the skills learned. This book teaches many musical concepts that will enhance the creative process and foster a versatile approach to sequencing and composition.

Practical MIDI Handbook

Author: R. A. Penfold

Publisher: PC Pub

ISBN: 9781870775366

Category: Music

Page: 135

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If you want a basic down to earth introduction to MIDI and its capabilities, this is the book for you. It explains the basics of MIDI and what it can do for you, shows how computers can be used in a MIDI set-up and describes the use of sequencers in music making. There's a section on MIDI instruments--keyboards, drum machines, guitars, wind instruments etc.--and MIDI devices like mergers, pedals, effects units, switches and sync units. There's some practical advice on connecting up a MIDI system, and the book is nicely rounded off with a glossary of terms.

Electronic Projects for Musicians

Author: Craig Anderton

Publisher: Music Sales Amer

ISBN: 9780825695025

Category: Music

Page: 220

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Shows how to build a preamp, ring modulator, phase shifter, and other electronic musical devices and provides a basic introduction to working with electronic components

Maximum MIDI

Music Applications in C++

Author: Paul Messick

Publisher: Manning Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 459

View: 9502

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Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) connects sound cards, musical instruments, and computers in order to make music. MIDI-based music programs can play music, teach music theory and technique, provide games with exciting scores, and allow musicians to record, edit, play, and print compositions. This book is the programmer's definitive source of information for developing MIDI-based Windows 95 applications.

The Hands-on XBEE Lab Manual

Experiments that Teach You XBEE Wirelesss Communications

Author: Jonathan A. Titus

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123914043

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 324

View: 2009

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Get the practical knowledge you need to set up and deploy XBee modules with this hands-on, step-by-step series of experiments The only book to cover XBee in practical fashion; enables you to get up and running quickly with step-by-step tutorials. Provides insight into the product data sheets, saving you time and helping you get straight to the information you need. Includes troubleshooting and testing information, plus downloadable configuration files and fully-documented source code to illustrate and explain operations. The Hands-on XBee Lab Manual takes the reader through a range of experiments, using a hands-on approach. Each section demonstrates module set up and configuration, explores module functions and capabilities, and, where applicable, introduces the necessary microcontrollers and software to control and communicate with the modules. Experiments cover simple setup of modules, establishing a network of modules, identifying modules in the network, and some sensor-interface designs. This book explains, in practical terms, the basic capabilities and potential uses of XBee modules, and gives engineers the know-how that they need to apply the technology to their networks and embedded systems. The only book to cover XBee in practical fashion; enables you to get up and running quickly with step-by-step tutorials. • Provides insight into the product data sheets, saving you time and helping you get straight to the information you need. • Includes troubleshooting and testing information, plus downloadable configuration files and fully-documented source code to illustrate and explain operations.

Digital Electronics for Musicians

Author: Alexandros Drymonitis

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484215834

Category: Computers

Page: 490

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This is the perfect book for musicians who want to dive into the world of computer music and physical computing. This book is aimed at adventurous musicians who want to learn about music programming with Arduino, sensors, and Pure Data, and how to make new interfaces and even new instruments with that knowledge. You’ll learn the basics of the Pure Data and Arduino languages, how to incorporate sensors into your musical projects, and how to use embedded computers, like the Raspberry Pi, to create stand-alone projects. Along the way, you’ll learn how to create a variety of innovative musical projects, including an interactive bow for stringed instruments, a MIDI clavier synthesizer, an interactive drum set, a patch-bay matrix synthesizer, a guitar looper, and even a DIY theremin. If you are a musician or tinkerer who wants to explore the world of electronic and electroacoustic music and musical interfaces with Arduino, sensors, and Pure Data, Digital Electronics for Musicians is the book for you. What You Will Learn Learn the basics of the Pure Data and the Arduino languages Learn more about the available sensors on the market, and how you can incorporate them into your musical projects Focus on physical computing by combining Arduino and Pure Data, bringing the physical world to the world of the computers Make use of additional libraries that extend the capabilities of the Arduino Make use of external objects in Pure Data that help achieve certain goals, depending on the project Learn how a Pure Data patch functions and be able to modify other people's work that fits your needs Learn how the Arduino language works, enabling the modification of already existing code, according to your needs Get insight on the serial communication between the Arduino and Pure Data Learn how to approach various programming challenges in different ways Who This is For Musicians who want to explore the world of electronic and electroacoustic music and musical interfaces with Arduino, sensors, and Pure Data.

Circuit-Bending

Build Your Own Alien Instruments

Author: Reed Ghazala

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 0764588877

Category: Computers

Page: 398

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Fans will get bent out of shape if they miss the first book to cover circuit-bending-"bending," for short-the method by which an electronic toy or a device such as a keyboard is short-circuited and modified to create an entirely different sound Written by the inventor of the technology, this book covers the tools of the trade, shows how to build a bending workshop, and reveals secrets that will have readers of all levels making sweet music in no time Readers learn basic bends, body contacts, and other bending skills, as well as ways to create bent instruments from a variety of popular toys and electronic devices Features some of the author's own unique creations

Arduino Cookbook

Author: Michael Margolis

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449313876

Category: Computers

Page: 699

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Presents an introduction to the open-source electronics prototyping platform.

The Synthesizer

A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding, Programming, Playing, and Recording the Ultimate Electronic Music Instrument

Author: Mark Vail

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199334854

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 4338

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Electronic music instruments weren't called synthesizers until the 1950s, but their lineage began in 1919 with Russian inventor Lev Sergeyevich Termen's development of the Etherphone, now known as the Theremin. From that point, synthesizers have undergone a remarkable evolution from prohibitively large mid-century models confined to university laboratories to the development of musical synthesis software that runs on tablet computers and portable media devices. Throughout its history, the synthesizer has always been at the forefront of technology for the arts. In The Synthesizer: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding, Programming, Playing, and Recording the Ultimate Electronic Music Instrument, veteran music technology journalist, educator, and performer Mark Vail tells the complete story of the synthesizer: the origins of the many forms the instrument takes; crucial advancements in sound generation, musical control, and composition made with instruments that may have become best sellers or gone entirely unnoticed; and the basics and intricacies of acoustics and synthesized sound. Vail also describes how to successfully select, program, and play a synthesizer; what alternative controllers exist for creating electronic music; and how to stay focused and productive when faced with a room full of instruments. This one-stop reference guide on all things synthesizer also offers tips on encouraging creativity, layering sounds, performance, composing and recording for film and television, and much more.

Microsound

Author: Curtis Roads

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262681544

Category: Science

Page: 409

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A comprehensive presentation of the techniques and aesthetics of composition with sound particles.

Introduction to SuperCollider

Author: Andrea Valle

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 3832540172

Category: Computers

Page: 374

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Originally developed by James McCartney in 1996 and now an open source project, SuperCollider is a software package for the synthesis and control of audio in real time. Currently, it represents the state of the art in the field of audio programming: there is no other software available that is equally powerful, efficient or flexible. Yet, SuperCollider is often approached with suspicion or awe by novices, but why? One of the main reasons is the use of a textual user interface. Furthermore, like most software packages that deal with audio, SuperCollider prerequisites a series of skills, ranging from expertise in analog/digital signal processing, to musical composition, to computer science. However, as the beginner overcomes these initial obstacles and understands the powerful flexibility of SuperCollider, what once were seen as weaknesses become its strengths. SuperCollider's features also mean versatility in advanced software applications, generality in terms of computer modelling, and expressivity in terms of symbolic representations. This book aims at providing a brief overview of, and an introduction to, the SuperCollider programming environment. It also intends to informally present, by employing SuperCollider, a series of key notions relevant to what is broadly referred to as computer music. Andrea Valle is a researcher/aggregate professor in film, photography and television at the University of Turin-DAMS, and is active as a musician and composer. He has been a SuperCollider user since 2005.

Controller Area Network Prototyping With Arduino

Author: Wilfried Voss

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1938581172

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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While the Arduino is not widely considered an industrial-strength solution, it provides, due to its low price and ease of programming, the perfect prototyping platform for all kinds of Controller Area Network (CAN) applications. This book, written by a leading expert on CAN technologies, guides the reader through the process of acquiring all necessary hardware and software components, the implementation of the CAN driver, and the implementation of programs (Arduino Sketches) to read, send, process, and display data from and to a CAN network. The collection of programming examples cumulates into a full-fledged USB-to-CAN Gateway communicating with a Windows/Linux PC. This book will enable you to achieve CAN functionality literally within only a few hours.