November 02, 2012

Polyphonic synthesiser using Freetronics LeoSticks

 Technologist Mark Jessop has created an interesting musical device using three Freetronics LeoStick boards, a computer running python and a MIDI keyboard. In effect, this allows tunes to be played through the system and the three LeoSticks act as a polyphonic synthesizer. In the following video Mark is playing the "Game of Thrones" soundtrack with great effect:

Awesome, and kudos to Mark for such an imaginative project. Find out more from his project github page. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

So what is a LeoStick? It's the Arduino Leonardo-compatible board that's cheaper and smaller than the original:

 Apart from being one of the smallest Arduino-compatibles on the market with USB, it also has an onboard RGB LED and piezo which can be used a knock sensor and various tune and sound effects. Plus you can add extra circuitry with the matching protostick! For more information and to order, click here.

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