Servo Control Direct from Ableton Live

Music Technology
Servo Control Direct from Ableton Live

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From Sebastian Tomczak’s site:

I wanted to be able to control a servo motor from Live directly via a USB connection using MIDI data and no software layers. This was done via a Teensy board.

Often to integrate physical electronic devices into Ableton one has to run it through an additional piece of software (usually MAX/MSP) which can muck things up and add the possibility for error. This device solves that problem.

I can’t wait to see/hear what kind of music Sebastian makes in the meatspace with his new servo capabilities.

For documentation and the code he used, check out Sebastian’s site.

2 thoughts on “Servo Control Direct from Ableton Live

  1. Les says:

    It’s pretty amazing what you can do through Ableton and a little ingenuity. A nice, creative alternative to using Max/MSP.

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In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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