Cthulhinho is a custom built, Arduino based MIDI controller by Matija Kostevc, designed to control multiple instruments at once during live performances.
The nature of Arduino allows it to read many sensors, and control many components simultaneously. It can be used in many musical projects, not generally as the sound creator (although it can-ish), but as a controller. Many excellent new interfaces and performances can be made when the project maker decides they want to build a custom controller.
Want to make your own glitchy bass synth with an Arduino? The RobotGeek team show you how to build an awesome bass synth and sequencer.
MIDI controllers can use all sorts of wacky interfaces. Here, Lucas Zanella has created a piano using nothing but coke cans.
DAW and MIDI controllers can be expensive. Here’s an idea of how to control your DAW from a simple push button and an Arduino.
This DIY MIDI volume controller salvages an old organ volume pedal, hooks it into an Arduino, and output standard MIDI data to a synth.
Stellar is an interactive art project, turning the constellations of the night sky into a beautiful sonic representation.
Ever find yourself tapping along to the beat with your feet? Why not put them to good use and trigger sounds as you tap!
This DIY MIDI Fighter controller is a brilliant example of a project that is a relatively simple build, yet is a polished final product.
This kitchen knife orchestra is a dangerous project that uses knives, solenoids, and some very high voltage to play a Bee Gees classic.
A German youth club have designed the “Floppy Organ” – an array of 49 floppy disc drives, playable from a standard MIDI keyboard.