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music

Easy as Pi Piano

I’m on the fence about whether or not this is an effective way to learn how to play the piano: but it’s definitely an effective way to learn about electronics, Python, servo motors, and why lasers are cool. Shane Snipe and his dad took about 50 hours to put this project together – astonishingly, neither... Continue reading

Glock around the clockenspiel

Are you a primary or secondary teacher in the UK? Do you want some free CPD? Apply to join our free Raspberry Picademy here at Pi Towers in Cambridge with our amazing education team: closing date for applications is March 28.  Ivan Roulson from RPi Kitchen (really worth some of your time this afternoon if... Continue reading

Music hack of the decade: Panflute Hero!

Jhonny Göransson was part of the team that made what’s simply the daftest and most wonderful music hack we’ve seen so far. The moment he tweeted about it last night, we knew we had to show it to you as soon as we could. It’s called Panflute Hero. Panflute Hero was the result of a... Continue reading

Gesture detecting air guitar glove with added head banging goodness

Clive: We like wearable computers; we like music; but most of all we like wearing Blake’s 7 style gauntlets, playing air guitar and head banging. So we were delighted when Adam Smith-Kipnis of Team Hackcouture.io, a small team of technologists and designers “passionate about wearable computing”, got in touch to tell us about their recent... Continue reading

RaspyFi – a distro for music lovers

RaspyFi was brought to our attention a few days ago: it’s a distro designed especially for those with big media libraries who are using their Pis to listen to music. If you’re one of those people (I am, and I’m chuffed to bits to find RaspyFi), or an honest-to-god audiophile, you may have noticed that... Continue reading

Nintendo audio – on analogue instruments

I don’t know much about this project. I spotted it earlier today on Twitter, where all I had to go on was this: I have a friend named Dave; Dave is a genius. You all need to check out his latest project (feat. @Raspberry_Pi ) at http://t.co/Juj4F8nK16 — Matt LaFave (@Ubercoat) August 20, 2013  ... Continue reading

Pi synthesisers

On the road back from Wales this weekend, we listened to Liz’s Playlist for Driving Long Distances. Gary Numan’s Cars came on. (I am nothing if not literal-minded.) We started talking about the incredible depth and complexity of a lot of 80s music; and how the discipline of only having a limited amount of polyphony... Continue reading

Raspberry Pi, for all your 50s diner needs

Have you ever been to a cafe or restaurant with 1950s jukebox wallboxes in each booth? Wallboxes were an extension for a jukebox, making it more convenient to select music right from your table. You’d drop a coin in, choose a song from the flipbook behind the glass, chrome and plastics, and the machine would... Continue reading

Music hacks: guitar effects, and an electronic tuner

Regular readers will know that I’m a particular sucker for musical hackery involving a Raspberry Pi. I’ve got two really terrific examples to share today. First up, here’s a guitar effects box from Pierre Massat. He emails to say: I write a blog about how to make guitar effects with computers running Pure Data in real-time.... Continue reading