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    This section is intended as a collection of my different projects,where you will find my thoughts, steps and results that I came out with, so I hope this information is useful for you and will help you in your progress.

    In some of this articles I provided with not just information but also links to Free files, Circuit boards, Code and even some RAW sound takes from my experimental sound design researches.

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    The Frankenstein concept:

    My personal experience tells me that all projects are like a “collage”. A real puzzle (I prefer to call it Frankenstein) of parts that you create, or take from around and you blend in to something else.

    Of course you can be responsible of the code work,  hardware design of a project, writing a piece of music…. But if you dig deep in to someones brain, research, experiences, up rising, place where you live etc. You just repeat somehow things that you heard, saw… in your own unique way, and sometimes without even noticing.

    With music composing this is very obvious, is hard to invent something, or to be 100% original as the main elements you use are widely available… You get inspired by artists, events you go, new sounds from machines, software…

    When making a music device or an Arduino project, this is aswell quite obvious. Many people (included me) are not experts in certain areas like coding, electronics so you end up reading a lot, failing a lot, taking pieces of code and changing them to your needs, untill you start to understand more and more about what is going on…

    The internet allows us to do this, share stuff, get help from experts, read what others did and where they had trouble… It is your choice to share what you have learned, and in a way return  to the “source” this puzzle you made using parts from it.

    There is a very nice Ancient proverb (do not remember it exactly) that says something like this:

    Hide and you will lose, share and you will gain…

    I´ve created this area to offer some free things that might be useful for people. There are things I came across, guides I wrote, circuits, sound files, music…

    I hope you find it interesting and useful!

ARDUINO PROJECTS


Programming the Arduino Micro

  I started using the Arduino Pro mini long time ago. Due to it´s small size it´s ideal for finished projects so you can easily install it inside any enclosure or project. The power consumption is very low aswell and the onboard bundled options makes it for me the perfect candidate as a “brain” in many projects. Nowadays you can find them for 2€ or less, which is incredible but truth. The new ones ha
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Midibud

MidiBud is a DIY MIDI controller with a 16×2 display, EEPROM, push-button encoder and 5 buttons. The design is based on the Mutable Instruments MIDIpal. This is a revision of the board made by the Midisizer guys, so you can order your own PCB + Atmega Pre-programmed, get the list of components and build your own!! What is MIDIPAL?: The MIDIpal is a smart little MIDI processor. Insert it between a MIDI keyboard (
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CerebelUSB

CEREBEL-USB: USB to MIDI Converter In one of my odysseys to find the definitive Live set, I decided to try the impossible!! xD… Now seriously, this project is one of the most interesting, simple yet difficult projects I’ve ever come across. Because life is hard, but full of beauties… I feel inspired today… :) Like many of you, I have been bombarded in recent years with affordable DJ controller
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Auduino – Granular Synthesizer

The Auduino is an interesting little project that is perfect as a first sound experiment with the Arduino. Its simplicity doesn’t make it boring at all, this little guy is capable of a wide variety of sounds. It’s a granular synthesizer. Granular synthesis is a method that uses small sound particles or “quanta” to generate complex waveforms. As soon as I had managed to get some LEDs blinking a
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Ultrasonic – MIDI Controller – ETHERUS

ETHERUS is my ultimate MIDI performance music controller based around arduino. It´s a dream come true after years of try an error and I am happy to explain you here some of its history. Put your hands in the air: Since I started digging in to DIY, my very first project was a simple Theremin. I´ve been always fascinated by the fact that was one of the first synthesizers, created by Leon Theremin a visionary which was
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Arduino Mini MIDI Module

Arduino DIY MIDI Shield

A bit of CNC Workaround: This is one of the first successful tests I made using my CNC. A simple Arduino MIDI shield to use in my projects using just 4 wires, GND and voltage plus Serial Rx and Tx. At first most of the tedious work was to get my head around the workflow. First, you need to have a good understanding of Eagle Cad software,  how to use the components and width of the traces to get a proper CNC work. It
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BINAURAL RECORDING


Portable Binaural Rig

Another Model? Since I started designing binaural microphones and dummy heads, one of the main issues I’ve had were related to size and portability. The second obvious issue is that using any kind of binaural head, draws a lot of attention from all kind of human beings which ask stupid questions like what TV are you from, not realizing that they just destroyed your field recording… It also makes react to
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Binaural Dummy Head – Pro V3

Pro V3 After long time of great results using my V1 and V2 binaural mics, some Sound Engineer friends asked me, why don´t you add phantom power to your Binaural Microphone? My answer was allways quick… At the begining I didnt intented this microphone for studio use, but rather making a portable device which I could take anywhere and get Binaural sound without dedicated sound recorders, using the input of my video or
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Version 2 of the binaural recording mic

Binaural Microphone DIY – V2

BINAURAL MICROPHONE – DUMMY HEAD DIY V2 Advanced version and improved case strength of the Binaural Mic DUMMY Head. Binaural recording is a method of recording sound that uses two microphones, arranged with the intent to create a 3-D stereo sound sensation for the listener of actually being in the place where it was recorded. This effect is often created using a technique known as “Dummy head recording“, wherei
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Binaural Mic - Inspektro gadjet - maledictis

DIY Binaural Dummy Head – Prototype v1

What is Binaural Recording: Binaural recording is a method of recording sound that uses two microphones, arranged with the intent to create a 3-D stereo sound sensation for the listener. This effect is often created using a technique known as “Dummy head recording“, wherein a mannequin head is outfitted with a microphone in each ear. Binaural recording is intended for replay using headphones and will not translate pr
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CIRCUIT BENDING & CHIPTUNE


Composite Mod – ATARI 2600

Introduction: I bought my ATARI 2600 (4 Switches) in the year 2003 on an international auction for 30 dollars. At this time I was obsessed with getting all the 8 bit music systems possible, Commodores, Ataris, Nintendos, FM Chips… Without paying too much attention I bought the unit thinking that it was a NTSC system, so I bought the only game I was ever need, SYNTHCART… This music game or software was made in PAL and
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  • Synthcart for the ATARI 2600 - inpektorgadjet.com
  • Synthcart for the ATARI 2600 - inpektorgadjet.com

Synthcart for the Atari 2600

1. INTRODUCTION The Synthcart is a cartridge for the Atari 2600 that turns the Atari into a musical instrument. The 2600 can produce some great sounds, and the Synthcart is designed to take full advantage of all the sound features. The Atari is limited in that it cannot produce many pitches that are in tune and it only has two oscillators. However, the Synthcart is programmed with useable scales and intelligent voice
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GameBoy Inverted Screen

This will be a quick post about the polarized film found in Backlight screens for the gameboy. There is a lot of information about it online but still some pictures don´t show very well the effect so I wanted to try and show it here. Polarized Film: In order for the GameBoy screen to show pixels, it is necesary a polarized film. Basically is a filter that allows just light in one direction. When you add a backlight t
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Bass Boost

GameBoy DMG Bass Boost

GameBoy DMG Bass boost: A while ago I came acroos an interesting article of a modded gameboy with “Bass Boost”. The information was very small and there was no tests or audio samples in order to check this out. Just for curiosity I have decided to do the mod in one of my DMG units and make some recordings of audio to inspekt it  in a spectrum analizer what this upgrade does to the sound. The mod is extrem
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Circuit bending workshop by Maledictis

Circuit bending guide

What is Circuit Bending Circuit bending is the creative customization of the circuits within electronic devices such as low voltage, battery-powered guitar effects, children’s toys and digital synthesizers to create new musical or visual instruments and sound generators. Emphasizing spontaneity and randomness, the techniques of circuit bending have been commonly associated with noise music, though many more con
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  • DMG Whitening
  • Container and soapy water
  • DMG Whitening

Back to it’s glory

ATTENTION! The information in this page is merely informative. It doesn’t constitute any type of guide or tutorial. Hydrogen peroxide can be dangerous if treated incorrectly. Avoid touching your eyes, drink… wear safety goggles and old clothes… And don´t blame me if you fucked it up xD Yellowness: When it comes to computers and video consoles, you really want to keep the original case, even more, th
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Roland TR 505 GT

Circuit bending TR 505 GT This is a modified Roland TR-505. An Extreme and versatile circuit bending project. I did this mod back in 2005 in my obsession to find a “controllable” circuit bending device. Midi was my way to go as it would allow more “in time” control from a sequencer… all my noise making devices were a bit useful or lets say better “too random” when used live&#
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PROJECT ENCLOSURES


MiniE Enclosure

MiniE slider dolly enclosure

Introduction: The electronics of this project was made a long time ago, after I have built several motion controllers with Arduino and stepper motors with different results. Most of them were simple one potentiometer kind of controller to allow movement in both directions, but soon this became too simple and hard replicate. I found this little company which made some motion controllers and offered a Kit to make a sma
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PL2 DIY Kit enclosure

Introduction: The Pl2 or “PI L Squared” it´s a tiny synth developed by the Ploytec team at Berlin. I was fascinated by their tiny synth when it came out because it had quite a distinctive 8 bit retro sound and I always have been a fan of this nostalgic sound… For me the main interest in this device came from the fact that is tiny and can be powered from either MIDI or USB depending in their versions
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Midibud

MidiBud is a DIY MIDI controller with a 16×2 display, EEPROM, push-button encoder and 5 buttons. The design is based on the Mutable Instruments MIDIpal. This is a revision of the board made by the Midisizer guys, so you can order your own PCB + Atmega Pre-programmed, get the list of components and build your own!! What is MIDIPAL?: The MIDIpal is a smart little MIDI processor. Insert it between a MIDI keyboard (
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HARMONOGRAPH


My Harmonograph V1

First thoughts: This is a project I wanted to make for a long time, thanks to my girlfriend who bought me a little book about Mathematics and music which I have in the car and kept reading constantly… Only recently I have gathered enough knowledge, information and time to accomplish some complex wood work projects. I decided to try to make my first DIY Harmonograph, a Victorian invention from 1844 that draws be
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Introduction to the Harmonograph

Definition from wikipedia: A harmonograph is a mechanical apparatus that employs pendulums to create a geometric image. The drawings created typically are Lissajous curves, or related drawings of greater complexity. The devices, which began to appear in the mid-19th century and peaked in popularity in the 1890s, cannot be conclusively attributed to a single person, although Hugh Blackburn, a professor of mathematics
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WORKSHOP TOOLS


Router Plunge Base for KRESS

New Spindle: This last christmas I decided to invest in a new spindle for my CNC so I can carry out bigger jobs, my main spindle works great but it’s not very powerful and I would rather leave it for PCB and delicate jobs, while using a more heavy-duty one for wood and rough jobs. I decided to get a Dewalt, but after lots of checking I found out that the European prices are almost twice the american ones, makin
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