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    12-08-2018, 12:13 PM
    I use delay() only in the setup function. Its used for a short animation that lights up all leds when the unit its powered on. In the main loop i don't use delay (for reading the shiftregisters i use...
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    12-07-2018, 07:44 PM
    Made another video of the Polaron and Blofeld both synced to ableton live. The patterns have been programmed in advance and during the video i'm playing with track mutes and pattern switches and of course the cutoff...
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    11-27-2018, 02:48 PM
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    I'm planning to use usb-audio as an alternative to analog out and read that the non-exact 44100 sample rate of the teensy can cause problems. If that really is the case, then i would be interested and use the...
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    11-25-2018, 07:22 PM
    Hi, there is some great info on drum synthesis here: https://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/practical-bass-drum-synthesis For a simple 808 like kick (not an exact reproduction though) i would start with a sine wave...
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    11-25-2018, 05:03 PM
    Thanks, glad you like it! Interesting concept also on the shapeshifter project, love the included breadboard for trying out different sensors! Looking forward to see what people do with it.
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    11-23-2018, 06:50 PM
    The main reason for putting the chip and shiftregisters on the back is of aesthetic nature, i didnt like the green pcb of the teensy combined with the black of the main pcb. Secondly, i want to keep the front as flat as...
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    11-22-2018, 08:25 PM
    The PCB/hardware works fine for me (but i'm not a electrical engineer, so there might be things a pro would do differently). There is an annoying ground loop, when the polaron is powered via Laptop USB and the audio...
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    11-22-2018, 03:44 PM
    Hi all, To round off the recent wave of teensy based DIY drum machines, here's my take on the subject, the polaron (one can never have too many drum machines). The project is driven by my curiosity to understand and...
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