A closer look at vinyl soundtracks for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Ghost of Tsushima, and Returnal

Reading Time: 5 minutes It is said that good things come in threes, and today is no exception.  We at PlayStation are thrilled to spotlight our latest trio of vinyl soundtrack releases, brought to you by our friends at Milan Records: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Ghost of Tsushima: Music from Iki Island & Legends, and Returnal. Ratchet &…… Continue reading A closer look at vinyl soundtracks for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Ghost of Tsushima, and Returnal

The Piano Metronome is key to keeping the beat

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — June 16th, 2021 In the world of music, being able to keep time accurately is vital when playing a piece, as even small deviations in timing can cause the notes played to sound “off.” Ordinarily a device called a metronome is used to provide consistent ticks that the musician can use, but…… Continue reading The Piano Metronome is key to keeping the beat

Raspberry Pi makes LEGO minifigures play their own music

Reading Time: 3 minutes We shared Dennis Mellican’s overly effective anti-burglary project last month. Now he’s back with something a whole lot more musical and mini. [embedded content] Inspiration Dennis was inspired by other jukebox projects that use Raspberry Pi, NFC readers, and tags to make music play. Particularly this one by Mark Hank, which we shared on the…… Continue reading Raspberry Pi makes LEGO minifigures play their own music

The RoboTrombo is a MIDI-controlled robotic trombone

Reading Time: 2 minutes The RoboTrombo is a MIDI-controlled robotic trombone Arduino Team — December 29th, 2020 Inspired by Wintergatan’s Martin Molin, iSax set out to create a MIDi-controlled robotic trombone of his own. Although the aptly named RoboTrombo may not replace professional trombone players anytime soon, it’s nonetheless an impressive musical hack. The instrument is controlled by an Arduino…… Continue reading The RoboTrombo is a MIDI-controlled robotic trombone

MIDI-controlled slide whistle made with an Arduino Due

Reading Time: 2 minutes MIDI-controlled slide whistle made with an Arduino Due Arduino Team — August 26th, 2020 Slide whistles and recorders can be great for learning music, and perhaps a bit of fun, but what about teaching a robot to play such a wind instrument? The Mixed Signal’s MIDI-controlled system could used for just that. The project is comprised…… Continue reading MIDI-controlled slide whistle made with an Arduino Due

This ‘crazy’ spectrum analyzer visualizes tunes with four Arduinos and 504 LEDs

Reading Time: 2 minutes This ‘crazy’ spectrum analyzer visualizes tunes with four Arduinos and 504 LEDs Arduino Team — July 26th, 2020 Spectrum analyzers are a great way to visualize music, and “TUENHIDIY” came up with an interesting take on this device using not one, but four Arduino Unos. Each board receives the same sound input via a 3.5mm audio…… Continue reading This ‘crazy’ spectrum analyzer visualizes tunes with four Arduinos and 504 LEDs

Who needs vinyl records when you’ve got Raspberry Pi and NFC?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Redditor Mark Hank missed the tactile experience of vinyl records so he removed the insides of an old Sonos Boost to turn it into a Raspberry Pi- and NFC-powered music player. Yes, this really works: The Sonos Boost was purchased for just £3 on eBay. Mark pulled all the original insides out of it and…… Continue reading Who needs vinyl records when you’ve got Raspberry Pi and NFC?

8 Fragen an die Komponisten des Overwatch-Soundtracks

Reading Time: 7 minutes Was ist das für eine Melodie? Ein neues Album zu Musik von Overwatch ist erschienen und auf Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music und Deezer verfügbar. Overwatch: Cities & Countries ist eine Musikkollektion, die die regionalen Theme-Songs der Overwatch Maps und die Musik der Missionen aus der ganzen Welt beinhaltet. Zusätzlich zur Veröffentlichung des neuen Albums, können…… Continue reading 8 Fragen an die Komponisten des Overwatch-Soundtracks

New album of Overwatch music hits streaming services today, new composer Q&A

Reading Time: 7 minutes What is that melody? A new album of Overwatch music is live today, available now on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and Deezer. Entitled Overwatch: Cities & Countries, the collection of music features the regional themes of Overwatch maps and missions across the world. In addition to the new album release, starting tomorrow until July 27,…… Continue reading New album of Overwatch music hits streaming services today, new composer Q&A

Die Entstehung eines Ohrwurms: Kero Kero Bonitos Titelmelodie für Bugsnax

Reading Time: 4 minutes Mein Name ist Gus Lobban. Ich bin Songwriter, Producer und ein Drittel der Indiepop-Band Kero Kero Bonito. Im Januar dieses Jahres wurde unsere Welt komplett auf den Kopf gestellt: Kero Kero Bonito wurde Teil der wunderbaren Welt von Bugsnax! Ich werde nie vergessen, wie Phil von Young Horses mich anrief und direkt zum Punkt kam.…… Continue reading Die Entstehung eines Ohrwurms: Kero Kero Bonitos Titelmelodie für Bugsnax

Anatomy of an earworm: Inside Kero Kero Bonito’s toe-tapping Bugsnax theme

Reading Time: 4 minutes My name is Gus Lobban. I’m a songwriter, producer and one-third of the indie-pop group Kero Kero Bonito. In January, our world changed in a way that we couldn’t have imagined: Kero Kero Bonito were brought into the world of Bugsnax. I’ll never forget the briefing phone call — Phil at Young Horses got straight…… Continue reading Anatomy of an earworm: Inside Kero Kero Bonito’s toe-tapping Bugsnax theme

Arduino barrel piano plays encoded sheet music

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Arduino barrel piano plays encoded sheet music Arduino Team — June 17th, 2020 Max Danilin created an automatic barrel piano that outputs MIDI signals, not through an SD card or internal memory, but by reading sheet music encoded on paper as black dots and dashes. The sheet is pulled under an array of 40 optocouplers using a…… Continue reading Arduino barrel piano plays encoded sheet music

Go back in time with a Raspberry Pi-powered radio

Reading Time: 2 minutes Take a musical trip down memory lane all the way back to the 1920s. Sick of listening to the same dozen albums on repeat, or feeling stifled by the funnel of near-identical YouTube playlist rabbit holes? If you’re looking to broaden your musical horizons and combine that quest with a vintage-themed Raspberry Pi–powered project, here’s…… Continue reading Go back in time with a Raspberry Pi-powered radio

These loo rolls formed a choir

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have all of y’all been hoarding toilet roll over recent weeks in an inexplicable response to the global pandemic, or is that just a quirk here in the UK? Well, the most inventive use of the essential household item we’ve ever seen is this musical project by Max Björverud. Ahh, the dulcet tones of wall-mounted…… Continue reading These loo rolls formed a choir

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