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Hardware assignments usually fall into a few groups: All those that flash lights, these that make seems and all those that transfer. This virtuoso effectiveness by [Kevin]’s “Lo-Fi Orchestra” manages all three, while accomplishing an excellent task of reproducing the 1973 musical common Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield.

Developing good polyphonic sounds of distinctive timbres at the same time is a problem for basic microcontroller boards like Arduinos, so [Kevin] has embraced the “More is more” philosophy and break up up the job of audio generation in much the similar way as a common orchestra might. Altogether, 11 Arduino Nanos, 6 Arduino Unos, an Arduino Pro Mini, an Adafruit Feather 32u4, and a Raspberry Pi managing MT32-Pi make up this electronic ensemble.

Arduino servo drumkit
Arduino Servo & Relay Drumkit

The servo & relay drumkit is a unique spotlight, furnishing some actual physical appears to go together with the if not reliable-condition era.

The total job is “conducted” about MIDI and the flashing sequencer in the center offers a visual indication of the songs that is nearly hypnotic. The effectiveness is break up into two video clips (just after the split), and will be common to enthusiasts of 70’s songs and typical horror videos alike. We’re astonished how accurately [Kevin] has captured the mood of the original recording.

If this all appears to be slightly acquainted, it could be because we have protected the Lo-Fi Orchestra prior to, when it entertained us with a rousing rendition of Gustav Holst’s Planets Suite. If you’re far more fascinated in authentic Tubular Bells than synthesized kinds, then check out out this MIDI-managed set from 2013.

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