Tag Archives: MIDI

CNC Music

The MakerBot, like most CNC devices, uses stepper motors to control the build platform and Z axis. Stepper motors work by turning on and off to precisely control positioning, which means they make noise. The noise generated depends on the motion, so if you move the motors just right, you can control the pitch and […]

Oh Em Gee – Dee Ess Ten

I got the Korg DS-10 Synthesizer today. In case you haven’t seen the demos, the DS-10 is a software synthesizer for the Nintendo DS, based (loosely) on the Korg MS-20. Ignoring the cost of the DS itself, it’s a $40 analogue modeling synthesizer. Which is pretty amazing, given that quality software synthesizers can cost hundreds […]