Monthly Archives: September 2011

Analog algebraic sinusoidal band-pass filter spectrum encoder-decoder day (a.k.a. Vocoder)

For this semester, Max and I plan on building a vocoder from scratch. A vocoder, put simply, is a device that filters an audio input (typically a microphone) in accordance to a second input (usually a keyboard). This is done … Continue reading

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Tremolo Day

Here’s something that I’ve been working on recently… Tremolo is an effect or technique that involves the rapid triggering of a sound– you’ve almost certainly heard it before! When used properly, you can get great sounds out of it. That’s … Continue reading

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To(Tayda)day

Have we gone over this? Probably not. Basic context: When electronic parts are needed for a project, you could either go to Radioshack (convenient but expensive), or order them from online (cheap but slower). For the longest time, Max and … Continue reading

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Extended Return of the Pizza Day

Apparently, the previous article was our 30th post. Hoorah! Anyway, here’s some more of our summer shenanigans. Arduino Keyboard This was a project that I really wanted to finish, but was unfortunately postponed due to some… complications. (I’ll get into … Continue reading

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Return of the Pizza Day

We’re back! In celebration, I’ll be making a few posts about stuff we did over the break. Arduino 16 Step Sequncer Many of our projects came out of the greatness of the Arduino project. Essentially, the Arduino is a magical … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation (Day?)

“Language is the source of misunderstandings.” — Antoine de Saunt-Exupéry in The Little Prince Yeah, this site is the best. It takes an input phrase, translates it to a language, back to English, and continues with every language it can get … Continue reading

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