That 1 Guy

I dunno about everyone else, but I was truly inspired by That 1 Guy and his pipe to the point where I got my own idea for making an instrument.  I took this idea to the electronics store in my downtown area thinking that someone there would be able to help.  Needless to say they weren't much help at all.  the guy told me flat out that I'd need someone with a degree in electronic engineering to help me get my idea going. >_< that got me really frustrated.

 

my idea is to take an N64 controller (and maybe others after that) and rewire it into something to the effect of a switchboard.  I was told that having the system itself would help (which made sense, it would have something to send the sounds too).  I also want the ability to change out different sounds with the buttons.  I never actually got close enough to the Magic Pipe to see whether That 1 Guy was using a box of some sort, but I'm willing to use one of those if it would help.

 

any ideas/help? please? xD

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I was going to suggest the Arduino Micro-controller platform as well as possibly building a controller with more inputs which would be easier than you might think. ...before my post went away that is... ugh! 20 minutes I will never get back!

Skoty0 said:
Welcome to the world of Arduino.

[IMG]http://arduino.cc/en/uploads/Main/ArduinoNG.jpg[/IMG]

Arduino is an open-source hardware platform. Basically, a way to do electronic stuff without a ton of knowledge (basic programming abilities are a plus, but not required to get started).

I personally have an original nintendo controller already working on mine.

[IMG]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/Kwechi/100_0087.jpg[/IMG]

Now about getting this thing to output MIDI to accomplish what you want? So far that's proven tough for me, but I'm not very familiar with interfacing MIDI stuffs.

I think he uses a loop box so he can lay down a beat and then add to it. I would like to know what brand he uses.

http://ucapps.de/

this looks to be a good source for midi software/hardware for hobbyists. check it out, hope it helps!

Lord Kromdor said:

I was going to suggest the Arduino Micro-controller platform as well as possibly building a controller with more inputs which would be easier than you might think. ...before my post went away that is... ugh! 20 minutes I will never get back!

Skoty0 said:
Welcome to the world of Arduino.

[IMG]http://arduino.cc/en/uploads/Main/ArduinoNG.jpg[/IMG]

Arduino is an open-source hardware platform. Basically, a way to do electronic stuff without a ton of knowledge (basic programming abilities are a plus, but not required to get started).

I personally have an original nintendo controller already working on mine.

[IMG]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/Kwechi/100_0087.jpg[/IMG]

Now about getting this thing to output MIDI to accomplish what you want? So far that's proven tough for me, but I'm not very familiar with interfacing MIDI stuffs.

I know I'm a bit late on the jump here as far as helping out, but if you're still looking into midi controlling and such things, you might check out a little bug called the Teensy. It's a microcontroller like the Arduino, but has native USB support, more in/outs and is a bit easier in my opinion (I am not a programmer). Check this out: http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Framework-For-Making-Affordable-S...

I'm in the process of putting my own dream plank together currently. Sort of a cross between a 2-string bass and a 2-string bass hammer dulcimer ;-). With buttons! Hope the link helps out for anyone looking, have fun!

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