[Noisebridge-discuss] Circuit Hacking Monday Audio Annex?

Kristin Miltner miltnerunit at gmail.com
Tue Jan 25 00:02:52 UTC 2011

I have a Meowsic that I got for Christmas that I want to hack into... I'm
not quite sure what I want to do with it yet, but I'm wanting to crack it
open and poke around without killing it, which happens to me a lot. I need
some guidance as I explore it.


On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 3:51 PM, jim <jim at systemateka.com> wrote:

>    oh, yeah: any chance you can get there a bit
> on the early side (like 5 or 6 PM)?
> On Mon, 2011-01-24 at 13:15 -0800, Sean W. Mahan wrote:
> > Hey all,
> >
> > Is there a pre-existing Noisebridge audio/musical hacking group?  If not,
> let's do-ocratically start one as a CHM appendix, because there's a ton of
> interesting things to do with a soldering iron that will result in beautiful
> (or at least interesting) sounds nowadays:
> >
> > - Effects pedals based on the tons of schematics available online (many
> of which you can buy cheap PCBs for)
> > - Simple effects (e.g. fuzz) or tiny amplifiers from scratch, using
> little more than what you'd find in a CFL ballast or at a certain cellphone
> store
> > - Modifying manufactured effects to sound better / different
> > - AVR / Arduino based synths and noisemakers
> > - CMOS (4xxx) synthesizers
> > - Making odd things speak MIDI, making new things to speak MIDI to
> > - Making things that can talk to Processing
> > - And the obligatory 555-based noisemaker first project
> >
> > I don't know much in great depth about any of that, but I'd love to be
> able to work on such things with other people, and offer whatever help I
> can.  Anyone else?  We can look forward to big group projects
> (laser-harp-controllered modular synth?), making useful enclosure and PCB
> designs to make or have made, group purchases of useful things like PCBs,
> enclosures, jacks and 3PDT switches, and maybe even some organized efforts
> to show not-yet-hacker musicians how they can build their own version of
> that boutique tubescreamer clone they've been lusting after.  For now, I'll
> just be at the space tonight trying to make an AVR-based MIDI arpeggiator;
> you should stop by.
> >
> > -Sean
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kristin miltner
audio professional
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