A Patch-Bay Matrix Synthesizer

  • Alexandros Drymonitis


In this last chapter, we’re going to build a patch-bay synthesizer, much like the analog synthesizers. We’ll simulate the interface, but instead of an audio signal, we’ll pass connection data through the patch cords. The data will be sent to the computer so that the corresponding connections can be done in the program. We’ll use external chips (we’ll call them ICs from now on, which stands for integrated ) to extend both the analog and the digital pins of the Arduino for more available input and output. Finally, we’re going to use oscillators, filters, and envelopes to build the various parts of the program, which we have already used. We’ll be able to connect these parts between them through the patch-bay interface that we’ll build.


Shift Register Connection State Push Button Output Shift Parent Patch 
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Supplementary material

978-1-4842-1583-8_10_MOESM1_ESM.zip (4 kb)
Drymonitis_Chapter10_Arduino_sketches (zip 5 kb)
978-1-4842-1583-8_10_MOESM2_ESM.zip (13 kb)
Drymonitis_Chapter10_Pd_patches (zip 13 kb)

Copyright information

© Alexandros Drymonitis 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandros Drymonitis
    • 1
  1. 1.ArgyroupoliGreece

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