Music Control, Interactive Music Systems, Physical Computing, Natural User Interface, Tangible Computing, OSC, MIDI, Max/MSP, TUI/NUI, Interactive Scultpure, Processing, Chuck, Arduino, FTIR, Audicle, Monome 40h, DIY, openSource, Reaktor 5, Granular Synthesis, Analog Synthesis, Analog Sequencers, Touch Control, Haptics, Xenome, The Stribe
what is soundwidgets.com?
It's a blog where I post cool stuff I find on the web. I try to post projects which more or less relate to the above topics. Sometimes I just post random stuff.
This also acts as an informal project blog for a music control device I'm designing and building called the Stribe.
I also occasionally post clips and info relating to experimental electronic music I make under the name phineus.
Latest tracks by phineus do you sell stuff?
Actually, yes! You can support The Stribe Project by buying kits from CuriousInventor.com, or by buying Stribe.org T-Shirts or paticipating on the Stribe Project Forum.
You can support Phineus by ordering the Compleat Works of Phineus on USB hard-drive for $25 including shipping. Send e-mail to order. what does "stribe" mean?
It means "stripe" or "striped cloth" in Danish.
The first 30 seconds is where I plug the Wiring board into the wrong power supply and the Stribe sucks amps and fries 1/2 my led driver (MAX7221) ICs. An expensive mistake @ ~$8 each. Fortunately I only had one side plus the one on the top right hooked up. So while I await new 7221's I limp along with 7 partially-working chips. At the end of the video you can see where the cursor code is working - a couple of wiring glitches cause some overlap but this actually shows some interesting possibilities. What's hard to see from the video is that when two cursors are sharing a column they appear at 2 different brightnesses.
I'm working on a "hold" mode where the cursor will hover in place for a few cycles after you let go. I will also make the cursors height-adjustable and add "meter" mode where I fill in the leds up from the bottom. I like the way the transitions between led colors look so I will make the next led board in multiple colors of bar-graph. This time I'll use IC sockets instead of soldering all the meters in so I can re-arrange them to taste. Maybe red at the top and bottom of each column, then yellow then green across the middle. Or have each column a different color. Or I could use diagonals, or a curve....