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Musical Light Drum [Student Project]


This sound object is like a music box. Except, the sounds are triggered by light




Underneath the metal drum from Ikea, are photocells. When a beam of light passes over a photocell, a sample is triggered. 

Some holes are blocked, in a sense, it is programmable. Only open holes will trigger a sample. If the samples were percussive, it would be a drum machine.

An Arduino receives information from the photocells, then PureData processes the information

Also, the photocell information feeds into a PureData patch that synthesizes the generative "pads" which accompany the samples.


Musical Light Drum [Student Project]
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Musical Light Drum [Student Project]

Analog programmable sequencer triggered by light. Utilizing PureData and Arduino to play samples and synthesize generative pads.
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