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Thanks Nicola, I saw your video with Caustic 3, seems like a good solution for Android, i wasn't able to get it to function without purchasing, maybe its my troublesome Chinese tablet! so i am going to stick with Ableton for serious sound work and use the Sprout IOS app for quick access for now, i would love to hear some music that you have made with it to get an idea of the voices available with Caustic. the scaling function is vital when considering any mobile apps i feel. I have been using N-track with the Damanhur plant machine as it records over 2 audio tracks with midi at the same time, essential for playing guitar/synth  with the plant, but sadly it has no scaling function for the sprout.I am assuming that Reason also is lacking with this? please post a link to your video on it.
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Questions / Re: Setup and Usage of MIDI Sprout
« Last post by sam on June 14, 2018, 09:04:48 AM »
I suggest that you use a Midi Monitor (I use the snoize app), and you can ensure that the MIDI device appears on your system and that the MIDI data is flowing.  Once you can see that the device is connected and the midi is flowing, then you can try use the MIDI data in an audio program.
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Kit Instructions / Re: MIDIsprout Kit Build Discussion
« Last post by severin on June 14, 2018, 06:58:52 AM »
Thanks very much Sam, very impressed at how quick you are to help everyone on this forum!

Will get back to building...
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Questions / Re: Setup and Usage of MIDI Sprout
« Last post by earth is magic on June 13, 2018, 05:25:12 PM »
Hi,

I am trying to set up the midi sprout with ableton. I am using a komplete audio 6 interface with the midi cable plugged into the midi in. I have followed the IAC guidelines in the video but not quite sure what i'm doing wrong at this point.

Sometimes I get midi signal lighting up on the komplete audio 6 and other times i don't. I see that the old driver is no longer in use.

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Questions / Re: Question about midi data
« Last post by Nicola Alexandra Hajdu on June 13, 2018, 10:59:46 AM »
Hi Alinta!

The link to your image doesn't contain a image file format. In order to make images show in a thread you need to point where the image is stored, or else it leads to an error. Once an image is uploaded on a server you need to make use of it's location. In that case right click on the image & then select copy image address or copy image location or something like that, depending on your browser.



In regards your second question i may have my theories on it but you need to read it from the source for your confirmations sake, so i will leave it to Sam to explain it more scientifically. Patterns can change & they won't sound the same. So this is not limited about that each plant pulls out differently. Surprises need to be expected.

Much Love
Nicola
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Questions / Question about midi data
« Last post by alinta on June 12, 2018, 08:48:10 PM »
Hi Sam and all,

Here is a link to a screenshot of some recorded midi data in Ableton Live using midisprout (I tried attaching it to this message but it keeps saying an error has occurred): http://alintakrauth.com/pic. This image is showing 7 minutes worth of recording. It wasn't until I zoomed right out that I noticed this interesting pattern that it made that you can see in the attached image. Does this mean anything in particular? I understand from previous threads that notes on the midisprout get lower as more difference in conductivity is felt (I think I have that right?) and it wraps around when required. What this screenshot shows is the signal going from the top to the bottom of the scale over and over again, at first quite quickly, and then getting slower and more detailed on the timeline as it continues to play.

Are there any insights that can be made from this? eg. Is this typical? What does it mean the plant is actually doing? Is this just one continuous (but wrapped around) signal that simply means the conductivity is getting weaker or stronger (?) with time?

PS. Similarly, I have other midi screenshots that show different plants acting very differently to this one - they look much more scattered across the octaves rather than these bands. And yet others where the plant generally produces the same signal over and over again for a sustained period of time. What does this jumpiness or lack of jumpiness all suggest about the plant's signal??

Cheers, A
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Kit Instructions / Re: MIDIsprout Kit Build Discussion
« Last post by sam on June 12, 2018, 12:19:42 PM »
Hello severin. I always have kits available on my electricity for progress store https://squareup.com/store/electricityforprogress

Also the instructable is very old and you should follow the instructions on my GitHub https://github.com/electricityforprogress

You can use an Arduino Uno (with the 328p chip), upload the code, and pop the chip off the Uno and into the sprout circuit board. Otherwise use ICSP to program a bare 328p using an Arduino as ISP setup.

You can use the jack you have, just need to connect the two unswitched pins on the jack to the top two pads on the circuit board.

Look in my git and you can see the uno/breadboard project example if you want to see how using an Uno and simple breadboard works.

-sam
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Kit Instructions / Re: MIDIsprout Kit Build Discussion
« Last post by severin on June 12, 2018, 06:36:03 AM »
Hi Sam,

I'm currently trying to build my own MIDI Sprout with sourced parts as the assembly kit doesn't exist anymore.
The first problem i've encountered is attaching my mono jack socket to the breadboard. Mine looks like this:

http://uk.farnell.com/cliff-electronic-components/cl13843g/conn-mono-jack-socket-3-5mm-pcb/dp/2766195?st=3.55mm%20mono%20socket

How would I go about attaching header wire to make it fit in the breadboard, or do I need a different socket?


Also, regarding the processor, I was thinking to use an Arduino Uno as the processor in the kit was pre-programmed and I don't know how to program one, but I've already began making the MIDI Sprout as it says in the instructions, part for part (roughly), so would bringing the Uno into the equation render a lot of the board useless? Where would I connect the Uno to the breadboard?

Many thanks!
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I adore your paintings on your sprout. I may have inherited drawing skills from my Mother but i wouldn't dare to paint my sprout, so i accept it's plain & simple look as it is, after the motto you can not estimate the real value of an object by observing/judging it's cover.  :-[ :) So be it.

In regards your calling about us explaining our solutions of how we change velocity & harmonics for MIDI-Sprout in our favourite DAW, ...well i may not have a  deep connection & experience with Ableton Live but i gave hints about how to achieve changes within Propellerhead's Reason rack.

When you go on Youtube & Twitter i have a couple of examples with MIDI-Sprout, either in conjunction with Propellerhead Reason or with two mobile solutions dedicated to Android Users (Caustic 3 & FL Mobile Studio) . In Caustic 3 it is easy to change scales & you can also setup your own scales.

Much Love
Nicola
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