A MIDI Controlled Analog Synthesizer on a Shoestring
Build a MIDI controlled analog synthesizer for under $40 and start making electronic music right away.
Hotrod Your Electric Guitar with Active Tone Controls
Retrofit your plain Jane guitar with the controls it deserves to give you a fuller range of bass, mid, and high end color.
An Easy Two-Wire LCD
Inexpensive LCDs show up all the time on the surplus market, but they usually require either four or eight data lines in addition to several control lines. Of course, you could always dip into your wallet and spring for more advanced displays. However, with just a pittance of external parts, it is easy to reconfigure even the humblest LCD to run well on only two port lines of a microcontroller. This article describes just such a technique.
A Mathematics Engine For Microcontrollers
Even though microcontrollers are magical, their math skills sometimes leave something to be desired. Let's find out how to connect a microcontroller to the TI-83 Plus graphing calculator for use as a coprocessor to help figure out some of the tougher equations.
Streamline Your Home Studio With a Sound Card Switcher
Get to the business of making music instead of messing with cords with this extremely useful and simple device. Makes a great beginner’s project too!
Analog Music Synthesizers
There is no doubt that synthesizers have changed the face of music over the past 30 years. Synthesizers’ initial impact was in the area of “academic” music, since their almost brutish size, extreme complexity, and exorbitant cost fairly much confined them to university settings. But as interested experimenters became more familiar with the concepts of electronic music, and the linear integrated circuit revolution kicked into high gear, homebrew analog synthesizers started to pop up..