Wednesday, March 30, 2011

custom midi controller for animal collective

diy midi modwheel controller

Custom modwheel midi controller with Arduino from Travis Thatcher on Vimeo.

Using the Doepfer's modwheel assembly and an Arduino I built this midi controller for a client that needed a standalone box with a center detented, spring loaded pitch bend control and a free moving volume control. There is a switched that puts the device into calibration mode to learn the min and max values of each wheel. The code is pretty simple (though messy and uncommented for the time being) and basically just reads in the analog values of the wheels, scales them to the appropriate midi controller values and has some smoothing applied to take care of jitter. You can download the Arduino source here. It requires the MIDILibrary.

live set

Live performance from 3.26.11 @ Siren Records, Doylestown, PA by recompas

Friday, March 25, 2011

Playing a set @ Siren Records, Doylestown, PA tomorrow

Back in NYC today. Doing a sort of new hybrid recompas/voice of saturn ambient disco set tomorrow night at Siren Records. Its part of a night called 'A Very Communal Commotion' and should be pretty fun. Set will be posted here later.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Patch Atoms

So Nate and I started a new blog called PatchAtoms. Yup. Its basically for us to refer to - each post will have a sound, how it was made, and what it was made with. Because the ladies love it.

Friday, March 4, 2011

(Un) Pleasant Over Drones

Check out the ambient compilation (un) Pleasant Over Drones put togother for Resound Falmouth 2011 here. I've got a piece on there.