Chipchestra (in progress)

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In collaboration with composer and musician Jesse Stiles, we introduce the Chipchestra: A low-cost, embedded,  distributed, hybrid-instrument ensemble.  Each instrument consists of a wireless-enabled embedded linux machine (built with the CHIP computer), an audio interface, a high quality MEMS microphone and custom preamp, a custom USB MIDI controller (built with the TeensyLC), amplification and power.

Jesse is making some great PureData patches to try out the Chipchestra; check out his GitHub repo.  I am designing custom circuitboards for physical computing input and output, audio input and output, and audio input; I’m also making a system based on Ansible to take care of group configuration management for the ensemble.   Check out the my GitHub repo wiki for an overview, or check out the custom preamp and custom USB MIDI controller Eagle design files in my eagle repo.

For more in-progress pictures, see this photo album.

Chipchestra (in progress)

  • 2016, 2017
  • Low-cost, Embedded, Distributed Hybrid Instrument Ensemble
  • Description

    A low-cost, embedded,  distributed, hybrid-instrument ensemble.  Each instrument consists of a wireless-enabled embedded linux machine (built with the CHIP computer), an audio interface, a high quality MEMS microphone and custom preamp, a custom USB MIDI controller (built with the TeensyLC), amplification and power.

  • Acknowledgements

    Concept by Ali Momeni and Jesse Stiles.  Instrument Design (including hardware, networking, configuration management, interaction design and fabrication) by Ali Momeni.  PureData musical software Design by Jesse Stiles.