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The Maker Music Festival Is Looking For Musicians

The Maker Music Festival Is Looking For Musicians

The Maker Music Festival celebrates the makers of innovative, experimental and just plain unusual musical instruments.

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Building a  “Brown Sound” Amplifier Inspired by Eddie Van Halen

Building a “Brown Sound” Amplifier Inspired by Eddie Van Halen

Shian Storm sought the legendary guitar tone of Eddie Van Halen, and embarked on a years-long journey to design and build an amplifier that could bring it to life.

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Eddie Van Halen’s DIY Maker Story

Eddie Van Halen’s DIY Maker Story

Eddie Van Halen, considered by many to be the best Rock ’N Roll guitarist, passed away on October 6, 2020. I must admit I knew little about him and his music. However, as I read a few stories about him, I became curious to learn more. In this 2019 interview with Denise Quan, part of […]

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Skillbuilder: Midi For Makers

Skillbuilder: Midi For Makers

The 38-year-old standard for musical instrument interfacing is still a useful tool for tunes and art alike

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Brandon’s Player Piano Took Patience, and A Whole Lot of Solenoids

Brandon’s Player Piano Took Patience, and A Whole Lot of Solenoids

Brandon Switzer had a grand image in mind when he set off to create this player piano. Like most of us, he had an arduino that had been sitting there doing nothing for quite some time. He needed a project to focus his attention and learn some things. He landed on the idea of making […]

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Modular Mechanical Music with Mammoth Beats

Modular Mechanical Music with Mammoth Beats

This contraption is a mechanical wonder

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