Posts with tag hacking

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You Can Build Your Own Vintage EMS VCS 3 Analog Synthesizer Clone Without Paying $10K

Not to be confused with George Clooney... The Cloney Project is here to enable anyone to build their own vintage EMS VCS 3 analog synthesizer with high-quality kits and documentation included.

Start Building Your Own 808 Style Drum Machine With This $20 Drum Chip

So you want to create your own clone of an 808 drum machine? But don't mind if it's not analog... and have somewhere between $20-99 for this DIY project. You're in luck.

A Modular Synth Case Made From IKEA Toilet Roll Holders? Now We've Seen Everything

The bathroom section of IKEA might not make you think of furniture for your music studio. Here's a hack to turn toilet roll holders into a modular synthesizer case!

This Video Explores Fascinating, Unique 24-Hour Music Hack Projects from Music Tech Fest Berlin

Ben Heck’s video showcases the best of the Berlin MusicTechFest Hack Camp, a 24 hour challenge where teams build incredible machines and systems for musicians in one day.

Womb, Multidimensional Electronic Instrument Ideal At Shaping & Sculpting Sounds

A guy called Tom (that really is how we refers to himself) has created an alternative way to interact with sound and instruments. It’s called «WOMB» and is a real hands on experience.

Now You Can Hack Ableton Push 2’s Screen For Custom Video

If you've ever looked at the high-res Ableton Push 2 screen and wished you could use it to display custom video animations from a Max patch then you're going to love this imp.push Max external object.

How To Build A Simple Hardware Synthesizer

Curious about building your own hardware synthesizer but aren't sure where to begin? Here's a great place to start. Joshua Casper takes you though a simple DIY project with noisy results.

How A Vintage Toy Piano Was Transformed Into A Polyphonic Digital Synthesizer

First it was an acoustic wooden toy piano. Then it became a MIDI controller. Now it's become a polyphonic digital hardware synthesizer!! Here's the story behind Liam Lacey's amazing Vintage Toy Synth.

Hacking Roland Alpha Juno 2 Vintage Synth With OLED Display

Whether or not you want to mess about with your pristine (or beat up) vintage analog synthesizer, this OLED display hack featured on Hackaday is too cool not to talk about.

6 DIY Alternative Instrument Makers You Need to Know About

Looking to be inspired? Then you're in the right place. Here are makers of alternative instruments who you need to know about. Whether you use their instruments or not, they are worth checking out.

Watch A Circuit Bent CD Player That Does Real-Time Random Glitch

Who doesn’t love glitch? Hands up if you’re a fan of circuit bending and CD players… then you’ll love this video from psychiceyeclix showing his hacked CD player which creates a bizarre glitch player.

Is this the “World’s First” Playable 3D Printed Violin?

There's been lots of talk about new musical instruments in the tech world of late. From Ableton, Livid Instruments, and Roli. Now here's a video showing a 3D printed electric violin that just rocks.

Check Out This Wearable 8-Bit Music Visualiser, Quantum VJ

Russian programmer and artist, Alexander Zolotov, has unveiled a brand new project called the Quantum VJ. Described as a wearable, “glitch-style audio visualiser”. And it's very cool.

Turning a Vintage Toy Piano into a MIDI Controller Using Arduino

Could you turn a wooden toy piano into a MIDI controller? Could you do it in 24 hours? Liam Lacey did it at MIDI Hack 2015 in Berlin and won a prize too. Now you can make your own as Liam shares all.

Watch this 3D Printer That Plays MIDI

If you've ever wanted to transform your 3D printer into a MIDI playback instrument / speaker, then you'll likely be inspired by this video. Even if you haven't, take a look for a bit of fun.