Gijs Gieskes’ Gakken SX-150 mod

Arduino Music


Dutch artist and music hacker Gijs Gieskes has struck again, this time hooking up a cassette machine (with audio on one channel, a rim-shot on the other, used as a trigger ) to an Ardunio and the Arduino to a Gakken SX-150, to create a sequencer for it.


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