Arduino for Musicians

Author: Brent Edstrom
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199309313
Release Date: 2016-04-22
Genre: Arduino (Programmable controller)

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

Author: Brent Edstrom
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199309337
Release Date: 2016-03-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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

Author: Brent Edstrom
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190460044
Release Date: 2016-03-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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: 9781484217214
Release Date: 2015-12-29
Genre: Computers

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.

Digital Electronics for Musicians

Author: Alexandros Drymonitis
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484215838
Release Date: 2015-12-30
Genre: Computers

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.

Make Analog Synthesizers

Author: Ray Wilson
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781449345198
Release Date: 2013-05-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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

Junk Box Arduino

Author: James R. Strickland
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484214251
Release Date: 2016-07-04
Genre: Computers

We all hate to throw electronics away. Use your 5 volt Arduino and have fun with them instead! Raid your electronics junk box to build the Cestino (Arduino compatible) board and nine other electronics projects, from a logic probe to a microprocessor explorer, and learn some advanced, old-school techniques along the way. Don’t have a well-stocked junk box? No problem. Nearly all the components used in these projects are still available (and cheap) at major electronic parts houses worldwide. Junk Box Arduino is the ultimate have-fun-while-challenging-your-skills guide for Arduino hackers who’ve gone beyond the basic tutorials and are ready for adventures in electronics. Bonus materials include all the example sketches, the Cestino core and bootloader source code, and links to suppliers for parts and tools. Bonus materials include extensions to the Cestino, Sourceforge links for updated code, and all the source-code for the projects.

Handmade Electronic Music

Author: Nicolas Collins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317721406
Release Date: 2014-01-27
Genre: Music

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.

Basicsynth

Author: Daniel Mitchell
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780557022120
Release Date: 2009-01
Genre: Computers

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.

Maximum MIDI

Author: Paul Messick
Publisher: Manning Publications
ISBN: UOM:39015041023501
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Music

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.

Make Drones

Author: David McGriffy
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781680451672
Release Date: 2016-10-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Make: Drones will help the widest possible audience understand how drones work by providing several DIY drone projects based on the world's most popular robot controller--the Arduino. The information imparted in this book will show Makers how to build better drones and be better drone pilots, and incidentally it will have applications in almost any robotics project. Why Arduino? Makers know Arduinos and their accessories, they are widely available and inexpensive, and there is strong community support. Open source flight-control code is available for Arduino, and flying is the hook that makes it exciting, even magical, for so many people. Arduino is not only a powerful board in its own right, but it's used as the controller of most inexpensive 3d printers, many desktop CNCs, and the majority of open source drone platforms.

Arduino Programming with NET and Sketch

Author: Agus Kurniawan
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484226599
Release Date: 2017-03-13
Genre: Computers

Leverage .NET and Sketch in your Arduino development implementation and integrate it into your .NET program. There are many Arduino models and compatible shields that can be used in Arduino boards. Integrating between an Arduino platform and .NET technology or Sketch can produce more advantages. Arduino Programming using .NET and Sketch shows readers how to do so with practical Arduino projects, such as preparing a development environment, performing sensing and actuating with external devices, implementing Windows Remote Arduino and building a simple IoT program. Use this quick reference to learn the basics of the Arduino platform for multiple models and start your Arduino programming in .NET and Sketch today. What You'll Learn: Learn the basics of the Arduino platform Prepare and set up an Arduino development environment Develop an Arduino program using .NET and Sketch Implement Windows Remote Arduino Build a simple IoT program Who This Book Is For: .NET and Sketch developers who want to learn Arduino programming.

Microcontroller Theory and Applications with the PIC18F

Author: M. Rafiquzzaman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119448440
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A thorough revision that provides a clear understanding of the basic principles of microcontrollers using C programming and PIC18F assembly language This book presents the fundamental concepts of assembly language programming and interfacing techniques associated with typical microcontrollers. As part of the second edition's revisions, PIC18F assembly language and C programming are provided in separate sections so that these topics can be covered independent of each other if desired. This extensively updated edition includes a number of fundamental topics. Characteristics and principles common to typical microcontrollers are emphasized. Interfacing techniques associated with a basic microcontroller such as the PIC18F are demonstrated from chip level via examples using the simplest possible devices, such as switches, LEDs, Seven-Segment displays, and the hexadecimal keyboard. In addition, interfacing the PIC18F with other devices such as LCD displays, ADC, and DAC is also included. Furthermore, topics such as CCP (Capture, Compare, PWM) and Serial I/O using C along with simple examples are also provided. Microcontroller Theory and Applications with the PIC18F, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive and self-contained book that emphasizes characteristics and principles common to typical microcontrollers. In addition, the text: Includes increased coverage of C language programming with the PIC18F I/O and interfacing techniques Provides a more detailed explanation of PIC18F timers, PWM, and Serial I/O using C Illustrates C interfacing techniques through the use of numerous examples, most of which have been implemented successfully in the laboratory This new edition of Microcontroller Theory and Applications with the PIC18F is excellent as a text for undergraduate level students of electrical/computer engineering and computer science.

Programming for Musicians and Digital Artists

Author: Ajay Kapur
Publisher: Manning Publications
ISBN: 1617291706
Release Date: 2015-01-15
Genre: Computers

Offers an introduction to the ChucK audio-centric programming language, covering such topics as the basics of digital sound manipulation, Chuck's built-in tools, arrays, functions, multithreading and concurrency, and objects and classes.

Arduino A Technical Reference

Author: J. M. Hughes
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491934500
Release Date: 2016-05-16
Genre: Computers

Rather than yet another project-based workbook, Arduino: A Technical Reference is a reference and handbook that thoroughly describes the electrical and performance aspects of an Arduino board and its software. This book brings together in one place all the information you need to get something done with Arduino. It will save you from endless web searches and digging through translations of datasheets or notes in project-based texts to find the information that corresponds to your own particular setup and question. Reference features include pinout diagrams, a discussion of the AVR microcontrollers used with Arduino boards, a look under the hood at the firmware and run-time libraries that make the Arduino unique, and extensive coverage of the various shields and add-on sensors that can be used with an Arduino. One chapter is devoted to creating a new shield from scratch. The book wraps up with detailed descriptions of three different projects: a programmable signal generator, a "smart" thermostat, and a programmable launch sequencer for model rockets. Each project highlights one or more topics that can be applied to other applications.