TEENSY - Teensy 3.0 Board - Build MIDI Controllers

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Check out the many other Guitar oriented project that can be built with the Teensy 3.0 Board
MIDI Controller for Guitar Software

Light-Controlled Pitch Bends
MIDI pitch bending controlled by a light sensor.

A modded guitar pedal to flip between pages of sheet music while playing guitar.

MIDI Controlled 10-band EQ

MIDI Rotary Encoders

DIY MIDI for iPad v2

Stylish Modular MIDI Controllers

Real Time MIDI Beat Clock
Receiving USB MIDI real time beat clock data.

Hand Motion Mouse
The photoresistors are detecting the light emitted by an LED and refracted by your hand, allowing you to control your cursor simply by moving your hand over the sensors. The closer you are from the sensors, the faster the cursor will be.

Buttons Sliders Stompswitches


So cool.  Wish I'd had one of these 5 years ago. Instead I was making all kinds of compromises, playing around with A-PAC (game controller) boards, cutting up wireless keyboards, putting WiiMotes inside volume pedals (yes, seriously) etc etc etc.  I went out of my mind trying to make a decent bus powered footcontroller.  By the time I was done (or not done?) I'd forgotten why I needed one so badly in the first place.   :o





Lindsay Henderson wrote>

After years of using a VG-8, VG-99 (I've had 4!), and Variaxes, I've finally settled on a rig that pretty much keeps me satisfied!

2 x Rackmounted GP-10s
Helix Rack
MOTU Ultralite AVB
Mac Mini
TC Voiceworks

My Variax hooks up to the Helix and the 2 GP-10s via a 25-pin cable!

I'm also working on a Teensy installed in the Variax for triggering drums and other stuff (that's what all the extra switches are for).
This covers everything I need from simple bar gigs with my Blues band to my own stuff, which is a bit more 'experimental'.

I'm actually preferring the GP-10 modelling to Variax these days, especially the Strats. I'm using an acoustic IR in the Helix to help the GP-10's acoustics sound a bit more natural.



Build electronic musical instruments with Roger Linn
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Roger Linn
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Legendary drum machine and instrument designer Roger Linn is running an online workshop on Designing Physical Interactions for Music at Stanford University. And it's open to anybody.

CCRMA Summer Workshops
The course is part of Stanford's CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics) Summer Workshops which also covers subjects such as Digital Audio Effects, Algorithmic Composition and Audiovisual Practices. Many of this year's workshops are cancelled due to Covid-19 but ones that can be taught via Zoom are going ahead which also gives them an opportunity to offer them to a global base of students.

It seems remarkable perhaps that Designing Physical Interactions for Music can be taught remotely but that's the plan.

Building instruments
The workshop takes place on 4 consecutive Tuesdays starting on the 30th June running from 9am to 4pm Pacific Standard Time. Lectures will be recorded to allow international students to view them in different time zones.

It's intended for: Musicians or composers interested in exploring new possibilities in interactive music in a hands-on and technical way; Anyone looking to gain valuable skills in basic analog and digital electronics, with a focus on invention; OR Makers, engineers, computer scientists, or product designers interested in exploring artistic outlets for their talents and collaborating with performers and composers.

The aim will be to design and build working prototypes for performance and exhibitions. It will include examining modes and mappings in computer music, exercises in invention, and applications of sensors and electronics to real-time music.

Roger Linn
Want to learn how to create your own electronic musical instrument? I'm co-teaching an online workshop at Stanford's CCRMA computer music school. https://tinyurl.com/yclfspvs

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The cost of the workshop is $250 plus there will be a list of materials and tools that you may need to purchase. It will focus on simple prototyping tools like the Teensy micro-controller. There are no prerequisites.

It sounds completely fascinating and the opportunity to get to study with Roger Linn as a lecturer is pretty awesome along with composer and inventor Sasha Leitman. It starts at the end of the month so sign up now!

More information
Course webpage



Thank you for the inspiration, got to check one out.