Leveling Up

Categories: Development, News

I sold out of my first batch of SquishBoxes that I built using standard perfboard, so I decided to get serious and print some PCBs. This will make the next batch of SquishBoxes a bit sturdier (and less expensive, since I can put them together more quickly and with less parts), and also lets me … Read More

New Thing – StompByte!

Categories: News

A few years ago I cobbled together a quick build of a digital stompbox using the PCMAudio code running on an ATMega328p to play 8-bit audio samples off one of the PWM pins. I built it into a cheap plastic sustain pedal, used it for a duo gig with a friend, then stuck it in … Read More

Squishbox Editor: FluidPatcher Desktop Mode

Categories: News

FluidPatcher has had the wxpython-powered desktop implementation wxfluidpatcher.pyw for a bit, but I’ve added a couple things to make it more complete (e.g. settings menu) and written a simple implementation of Python’s socket library so it can remotely connect to a SquishBox or headless RPi synth – this means you can use it on Windows, … Read More

Headless Pi Synth

Categories: Development, News

I’ve put together a headless implementation of FluidPatcher that works on a Raspberry Pi without the need for any extras (i.e. buttons/screens) by polling for specific CC messages to change patches. Just another way people can try out the code and come up with their own use cases. I like to think of someone just … Read More

MIDI Filtering

Categories: Development

I want a way for FluidPatcher to listen to incoming messages so I can map something to inc/dec patch and select patch. NS if there’s a way to “listen” to an input port that’s already connected to FluidSynth – patcher.py would have to pass messages back and forth. Tried with Mido but there’s too much … Read More

This is How We Do it

Categories: Development, News

I’ve spent the last week working up a wxpython implementation of fluidpatcher that works as a cross-platform editor and player of patches. This makes it easy to quickly create, test, and use complex and interesting patch setups! I also made a downloadable installer for windows that includes the latest version of FluidSynth and posted it … Read More

Site Updates

Categories: News

I’ve been making a lot of updates to the site, spurred on by releasing FluidPatcher and trying to get some actual helpful/archival content out into cloudspace. Unfortunately, I am a slow writer – or maybe just ploddingly methodical. Assuming anyone out there has an eye on this, feel free to drop a suggestion/request/encouragement – and … Read More

SquishBox setup notes

Categories: Development

setting up in debian buster write image, save ssh, wpa_supplicant.conf to /boot sudo apt-get update/upgrade sudo apt-get install fluidsynth build newest fluid: get source; edit /etc/apt/sources.list uncomment deb-src line; sudo apt-get build-dep fluidsynth –no-install-recommends; mkdir build; cmake ..; make install nginx – (https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/remote-access/web-server/nginx.md) – lots of stuffsudo apt-get install nginx; sudo apt-get install php-fpm; edit … Read More