2 thoughts on “arduinome (finished)

  1. Dave,

    I’m very interested in the capabilities of such a fascinating peice of technology. I’ve seen similar, some-assembly-required units that have been sold out. Where did you get the parts for yours?

    When I was looking at them they were using them as samplers for music production, much like you’ve done with the re-assembled guitar sounds you have posted here. Only I think they were tearing down dance tracks, or, rather, assembling them from other instruments that they already owned. I believe the point being the more physical mixing aspect and the ease of creation in real-time were more conducive to creativity than studio work on a computer or physical tape. Do you think this holds true for the later, tape-based methods you have used before? Is it actually faster?

    The other aspect that I saw in on-line videos were the the versatility in programing. It appears that these devices can be programed to work with or without audio input. Some of the videos showed the results of s program that made the lights light up in a pattern from the key that was pushed. Another played a game that was similar to Snake. Do you have any ambitions to attempt these, just to show off your mad programing skills? Are these programs in fact more complex than one might expect?

    It is great that your are continuing to advance your musical production into the digital age. Personally, I have no use for fuzzed-out guitar loops, but they are beautiful in their own right. Keep up the great work.


    • mark, i rounded the parts up from a number of different electronics stores – i did not buy a kit, mine was from scratch.

      it is a completely different process than splicing tape… my attraction to tape is a completely different place than what the arduinome/monome occupies. the device is a tactile extension of computer software – a blank slate, that is the attraction to it – it can be whatever you want it to be. as of now, i plan on using it as a controller for live processing and looping sound using custom made patches (which i am currently learning to code). for now though i have settled on playing around with other people’s software until mine are ready.

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