September 24, 2012

Generate algorithmic music with Arduino

 Over at the rcarduino blog Duane has published some interesting methods of making sounds with Arduino using algorithmic music. The concept is quite complex yet simple - by using a mathematical formula whose result is sent to a PWM pin, a varying sound can be generated. 

The beauty of the sounds is the minimal code required to generate them - after listening a few times you can image these coming from computers of days gone by. Duane's example allows playback of multiple tunes by pressing a combination of buttons, with a reasonable effect - for example:

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