March 8, 2012

Anonymous said: Any news about the project? Have you had the time to get back on it?

Been trying to make a living with indie app development. Nobody told me it was going to be this hard!

You can see what I’ve been working on for the last year with a friend at LSD programming.

August 31, 2011

For the last year I have been busy with many other projects; helping start LSD Programming, developing Mac apps, and now working on a hopeful app for iOS. Oh, and finishing my BS in computer science.

I have had lots of ideas for ADASYNTH, just no time to bring them to life.

This September, I plan on picking this project back up. I would love to share it with my followers and would very much enjoy seeing other people building it and making music with it.

I want to bring you all the cheapest and simplest modular synthesizer possible.

February 10, 2011   3 notes

here’s dSeq, touch screen sequencer module i made for a school project, controlling ADASYNTH.

features include:

- 4 modes (forwards, backwards, ping-pong, and random)

- loop start and end points are adjustable

- adjustable speed

- 2 voltage outputs (same voltage on both of them, for now)

- 1 trigger output (x’s mark the spot)

January 7, 2011

Anonymous said: How close are you to being done? i would really like to build one for my physics project. I just got an arduino and am starting to become familiar with it.

it’s been done for a while.  i just haven’t gotten around to drawing schematics or putting finishing touches on code.  this should all be public and open source by the end of this month.  if i don’t get too distracted, that is.

September 21, 2010   3 notes
August 15, 2010   4 notes

ADASYNTH gabber session

August 8, 2010   3 notes
August 2, 2010   3 notes

Here we have ADASYNTH being controlled by a game I made for the Detroit Maker Faire of 2010.

Voltages and triggers are sent out whenever the ball hits a wall that is drawn with a sega controller.

The voltages are modifying the pitch of the two oscillators of ADASYNTH, and the trigger is creating a new envelope each time they arrive.

July 30, 2010

Anonymous said: Does the ask a question form publish to the RSS feed?

Only when I answer them.

June 24, 2010

Anonymous said: Whyh is it called the ADAsynth? Is it finished?

The letters ADA is an acronym for Analog to Digital to Analog.

That’s how the synth works.  It receives analog parameter signals, from either knob turning or other devices, analyzes the signals via computation, and then outputs digitally controlled analog signals based upon these computations.

It is nearly complete now.  There are small issues with the envelope but otherwise, it seems to be in the final stages.

Next, I need to learn about the process of having PCBs made.  I would enjoy making kits of these for anyone that is interested.  It would be incredibly easy for even an electronics beginner to put together as the only components besides potentiometers and jacks are a couple resistors and chips.