Built a 4-bit synthesizer together with a friend, based on this project. We assembled it on a breadboard, still need to transfer it to a PCB. It is based on an ATMega48 microcontroller, and the sound is generated through a R-2R ladder DAC (the resistors soldered into a chunk in the picture)
Here is a sample of the lo-fi goodness:
The synth is controlled via MIDI, and can generate a single voice in one of 4 waveforms at a time. Several synths can be daisychained to be controlled via one MIDI connector and feed a single output though, so hopefully once we get to soldering everything together we can do that.
I have been liking all of Figures releases so far, and this latest one is no exception. The baselines are absolutely exaggerated and somehow that goes well with the ridiculous soundbites from old horror flicks.
Here’s hoping they release a new album in the near future.
And as a bonus, the commercial using the same tune, directed by Romain Gavras, who also directed the Stress video: Continue reading “Justice – Civilization”
I know this is about 1000 internet years old, but it’s just too good not to be posted here.
Carte Blanche, which is DJ Mehdi and Riton, bring us this nice mix of typical Ed Banger electro and old-school hiphop samples. They just released an EP titled Black Billionaires on Ed Banger Records. This is the first track, called Gare du Nord.
This came out about a week ago(I tweeted), which is about 20 internet years, but I thought I’d put it up anyway. It’s a collaboration between Major Lazer and La Roux. It’s really surprising how well they go together.
Here’s one of the tracks.
1. Bulletproof (Nacey Remix ft. Matt Hemerlein)
2. Colourless Artibella
3. I’m Not Your Lemonade + Heroes ‘N‘ Villains Remix ft. Gucci Mane
4. Independent Kill ft. Candi Redd
5. Keep It Fascinating
6. Magic (Falling Soldiers Dub)
7. In 4 The Kill Pon De Skream
8. Houstatlantavegas Pains ft Drake
9. Tigerlily (DYWHAP Blend) ft. Rusko
10. Can’t Stop Now (Armor Love Remix)
11. Quicksand (Mad Decent 2010 Rerub) ft. Amanda Blank
12. Cover My Eyes (Costra Nostra Edit)
13. I Said It (Major Lazer Dubplate) ft. Opal
14. Hold Yuh (Double Dubplate) ft. Gyptian