Music

Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. General definitions of music include common elements such as pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the "color" of a musical sound). Different styles or types of music may emphasize, de-emphasize or omit some of these elements. Music is performed with a vast range of instruments and vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping; there are solely instrumental pieces, solely vocal pieces (such as songs without instrumental accompaniment) and pieces that combine singing and instruments.

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Arduino as Waveform Synthesizer for Music

“Imitate musical instruments and make music with an Arduino and only few external components! Most of you already know the tone() function from the Arduino Library. But this simply spits out a square wave and so it sounds rather boring …

BLE Synth with the Feather nRF52840 and Circuit Playground Bluefruit

“In this project, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is used to have a Feather nRF52840 and Circuit Playground Bluefruit communicate with each other to create a wireless 8-bit music synthesizer. The Feather has 12 buttons attached to its I/O pins …

Songs for Arduino

“I have recently become very interested in music. Consequently, I started to learn how to read scores. So, I thought that adapting some songs for Arduino would be a good exercise. I wrote a few Arduino sketches, with some details …

Polyphonic Music - Avengers

“If there was an Avengers game for Atari 2600, the soundtrack would sound like this… This article will show you a simple and interesting project: how to play “The Avengers” theme polyphonically. It is easy to generate sounds with Arduino …

Genesynth: A Sega Genesis-inspired synthesizer

“My largest side project over the last year has been the Genesynth - an open-source hardware synthesizer inspired by the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive. It started with a crazy idea and amazingly ended up with a functional, incredible sounding synthesizer. While …

DIY Smart Electronic Ukulele With Arduino

“We are going to explain step by step how you can design your own ukulele and add some effects that will make it unique, like drawing something that we want on the surface of the ukulele or adding some light …

Volumio Mini Music Player

“This tiny imp does it all: on-the-go player or WiFi/AirPlay streamer, battery bank or wall power, headphones or speakers. Story While making travel plans for the year, I thought it would be really nice to have the single, smallest …

Project  Notificator

Notificator

“The device can be connected for example to the IFTTT system and react when a new mail appears. At app.remoteme.org we will generate a link after calling which bytes will be sent to Arduino, and Arduino will display …

MIDI Music Box

“There are two ways to put MIDI files in your music box: the easy way, and the hard way. I tried both! Background: the paper tape This is the bit I didn’t build. A ready made music box mechanism …

Circuit Playground Express: Piano in the Key of Lime

“This guide will introduce you to the Circuit Playground Express (CPX for short!) and CircuitPython. The Circuit Playground Express is a fantastic little board crammed full of all sorts of sensors, switches and lights. CircuitPython is an open-source derivative of …