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Farfisa Midi Drumbox

R Scott’s analog MIDI drum machine puts circuitry from an old organ’s rhythm section under digital control -

The 8 knobs on the top of the case control Master Volume, Kick, Clave, Snare, Conga, Low Tom, High Tom, and Hi-Hat levels. The two LEDs indicate power and midi activity.
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The drum sound circuitry was taken from a broken old Farfisa organ. I removed the entire rhythm accompaniment assembly and later built a power supply for it, turning it into a stand-alone drum machine.

MIDI control was implemented via a custom kit from Highly Liquid. Combining pre-existing analog synth boards with new controller hardware is an awesome idea that coud be applied in a number of creative ways. Head over to the site to hear samples and get more of the story – analog MIDI drum machine

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Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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