Hardware projects usually tumble into three groups: Those people that flash lights, people that make seems and all those that move. This virtuoso functionality by [Kevin]’s “Lo-Fi Orchestra” manages all 3, while doing an excellent job of reproducing the 1973 musical vintage Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield.
Manufacturing first rate polyphonic appears of distinctive timbres at the same time is a obstacle for very simple microcontroller boards like Arduinos, so [Kevin] has embraced the “More is more” philosophy and split up the occupation of audio generation in much the exact same way as a regular orchestra may possibly. Altogether, 11 Arduino Nanos, 6 Arduino Unos, an Arduino Professional Mini, an Adafruit Feather 32u4, and a Raspberry Pi managing MT32-Pi make up this digital ensemble.
The servo & relay drumkit is a specific spotlight, giving some actual physical seems to go alongside with the or else strong-condition generation.
The complete job is “conducted” about MIDI and the flashing sequencer in the middle gives a visible indicator of the new music that is nearly hypnotic. The functionality is split into two videos (immediately after the crack), and will be acquainted to enthusiasts of 70’s new music and vintage horror films alike. We’re astonished how correctly [Kevin] has captured the mood of the original recording.
If this all appears to be like marginally familiar, it could be since we have coated the Lo-Fi Orchestra just before, when it entertained us with a rousing rendition of Gustav Holst’s Planets Suite. If you are a lot more intrigued in authentic Tubular Bells than synthesized types, then look at out this MIDI-controlled set from 2013.