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6 Posts authored by: elliot.tanner
PlectralEFFECTS - Final Notes    I have had a busy couple of weeks, and unfortunately the project has been on hold.  I have been busy with getting our family home ready to go on the market.   I did however complete the implementation of continuous controllers, and obtained my main goal of the project to control the effect / envelopes from the plectrum.   Please see the following video for the demonstration purpose :       The main challenge fo ...
Project Update  I have had success with an objective of using the steel strings of my electric guitar to feed in MIDI to the DAW over USB.  Furthermore, with class-compliant MIDI, it means it should work on Apple I do not actually own any Apples to test it on, but I hear that if it works on Apple -- it is a benefit to any resulting end product's communicability.       Video Demonstration  Please feel free to watch this brief video overview.  There are still ...
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Posted by elliot.tanner Mar 24, 2016
Background  Put simply the PlectralEFFECTS project is a new form of input that a guitarist can work with in their performances to trigger effects. Instead of effects being triggered in more traditional manners; Pedal or envelope follower, PlectralEFFECTS takes a new approach.  Striving to achieve accurate timing and direction in which the string was sounded for a broader variety of audio genre / styles. The project has evolved to provide MIDI stream. Plectrum input information, ie. P ...
Update  Greetings!   This is just a quick update, I have a lot more to cover which I will.  A few of the components for the design challenge arrived, no sign on the BBB? I have decided to not keep waiting any longer for kit to arrive, I have commenced working with existing components that I have on-hand namely an Arduino LeoStick.   The LeoStick contains an ATmega32U4 micro-controller.  The ATmega32U4 provides, USB (HID compliant), 32K Flash, 2.5K RAM, 1K EEPROM and ...
PlectralEffects Update   If you are curious as to the status of my project.  I am still awaiting parts, the BeagleBone Black and the majority of the parts have not arrived -- Currently, I have been testing physical prototypes of the plectrum itself.  I have decided, mainly due to limited availability of parts on hand to try a conductive based approach.    The plectrum will be constructed as a sandwich... No, not a cheese and onion sandwich but rather a construction of ...
I am musician, and a full-time Software Developer with over 15 years experience designing and building software solutions!  I am also a hardware junkie, and quite often can be found tinkering with old 8-bit computer systems.   Here is an example of a previous project, presented at Syntax 2012 :  SID Sampler   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAWcYjHWi3g           Looking forward to getting started!     PlectralEFFECTS ...