Micro Mono Control

The Micro Mono Control (MMC) is a DIY MIDI controller and monophonic synthesizer based on the Arduino Pro Micro running the MIDIUSB and Mozzi audio libraries. Designed by Andrew R. Brown with great assistance from John Ferguson, it is motivated by our students’ need for an inexpensive MIDI controller and …

Pi Shaker

In late 2019 I hosted at Griffith University a visit from visiting researcher Dr. Vesa Norilo from the Sibelius Academy in Finland. During his visit, Vesa worked with me on new tools and techniques for electronic instruments. As part of developing this work we produced the Pi-Shaker prototype which was …

GenDynish – Xenakis on the Arduino

Furthering my previous interests in Stochastic Synthesis I implemented an emulation of Iannis Xenakis’ Dynamic Stochastic Synthesis on an Arduino microcontroller, the resulting algorithm I titled GenDynish. The Gendynish algorithm is software that runs on Arduino-class microprocessors to produces sounds similar to Iannis Xenakis’ dynamic stochastic synthesis works from the …

Sculptural Sonic Agents

Sculptural Sonic Agents is a collaboration between Andrew Brown and John Ferguson. The goal is to explore the development of sonic sculptural agents, these ‘agents’ are bespoke instruments that comprise artificial listening and sound generating capabilities. They listen to the sonic environment around them (including other machine and human performers) and respond …