With the prevalence of smartphones, composing electronic music has become more accessible than ever. Then again, if you want to use this musical information to automatically control objects in the real world, such as percussion instruments made out of everyday items, things become a bit more complicated.
If you’d like to make your own analog sound machine without putting together ever single electronic component, the plug-and-play automat toolkit from dadamachines — now on Kickstarter — is built for this purpose.
It takes input from an iPad/iPhone or MIDI device, then controls up to 12 DC output signals to trigger solenoids, motors, lighting, or whatever other electronics you’d like to use to make sound.
The automat is available as just a controller or as a kit with mounting hardware and solenoids included. It’s Arduino-compatible and modular so it can be expanded or modified as needed!
Ready to build your own MIDI music maker? You can back dadamachines’ Kickstarter campaign now!