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Review: Zeppelin Design Labs — Altura MIDI Theremin

A theremin is a musical instrument that is played by waving one’s hands in midair over the instrument itself. There is no physical contact between the player and the instrument. Of course, this makes playing a theremin very difficult. However, help is on the way! Enter the Altura theremin MIDI controller kit!

Big Band Sound from the Palm of Your Hand

The Macchiato is a build-it-yourself/do-it-yourself (DIY) miniature eight-bit, polyphonic, digital music synthesizer kit. Derived squarely from the circuitry roots that are deeply entrenched in the pioneering work of American synthesizer maestro, John Simonton of PAiA fame and the legendary analog 1980s Pro-One synthesizer from Sequential Circuits, this offering from Zeppelin Design Labs is much more than just a kit.

Build the CHROMATICON

Want to be sure you’re playing musical chords correctly? This unit will tell you if you are and display a light show in the process. I stumbled upon this circuit while trying to design a custom frequency tuner for my guitar and is hands down the best sound to light device you could ever build.

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a remote-controllable Internet radio/music file player

Now, while I’m sitting in my favorite chair, I can listen to Internet radio stations or play artists, albums, or individual songs from a Flash drive plugged into my Raspberry Pi. Get step-by-step instructions on how to turn your RPi into a remote-controllable Internet radio/music file player.