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Koassonome Cc

Inspired by the Kaoss Pad and monome music controller/interfaces, Alexander Randon created the Kaossonome

The Kaossonome is my first electronic music controller design. It interfaces the musician via a touchscreen, resting on top of a 256 LED matrix, and eight rotary encoders with push‐buttons, four on opposite sides of the LED matrix. Enclosed within an aluminum front panel, a dark wooden frame, and a clear Plexiglas back panel, the controller is protected from external forces and is less than an inch thick. The touchscreen can be controlled with either a finger or a stylus and the knobs are consistent, tight in place, and toggle with ease.  The Kaossonome powers and transmits serial data over USB.

The device can generate either MIDI or OSC messages used host software based on ArduinomeSerial, and can fully emulate a monome256. Source files forthcoming.

Collin Cunningham

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!