Soundboxen are songs wrapped up in objects, originally inspired by Stockhausen’s Zodiac music boxes. Some are simple music boxes; #1 was an implementation of Riley’s In C (w/tempo knob). Others are instruments constrained to a certain song. #3 is a jukebox of bytebeat; #4 is an algorithmic radio station in a box. This is a great example of what you can do with a Fluxamasynth music generator; read below the fold for the code.
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The Reverbalizer is a hackable electronic multi-effects module for mobile and microcontroller applications. It is hackable in two ways. First, you can adapt it for use in a microcontroller project. Second, you can download or create additional DSP effects and install it on an EEPROM cartridge using an Arduino-based program we developed. It comes with 8 effects in ROM and 8 on the re-programmable cartridge.
The Reverbalizer uses the FV-1 DSP chip from Spin Semiconductor. The chip was designed by Alesis founder Keith Barr and appears in many effects units like the Z-DSP.
The built-in effects are:
- Pitch shift
- Test (straight through)
- Reverb 1
- Reverb 2
I’m a fan of experimental composer Terry Riley (try some of his organ work like Shri Camel to get started), so it seemed natural to try to adapt his 1964 algorithmic composition “In C” for the Arduino with our Fluxamasynth Shield.
We have some new products to announce at Modern Device; the most exciting is the new version 3 of the Fluxamasynth Shield, a 64 voice polyphonic synthesizer for Arduino. We updated the synth to the new SAM2695 chip, much better filters, and a new microphone input. Check it out in the shop.