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Questions / MIDI iphone
« Last post by Carletta on March 26, 2018, 12:24:54 PM »
Hello, I just picked up my MIDI Sprout for iPhone today and have downloaded the iPhone app, attached all wiring and adjusted volume however there is no connection...the iPhone app says- "No MIDI Sprout signal detected"
What is my solution?  Thank you!
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Questions / Re: Running multiple electrodes into MidiSprout?
« Last post by alinta on March 25, 2018, 07:01:38 PM »

If you are able get activity readings from both plants at the same time, it will likely be a bit noisy ;)   Already the sprout is like a toddler mashing on a keyboard, think two toddlers mashing at the same time! 

-sam

haha that's true ;) thanks for the advice! I'll see what I can do.

Are you suggesting that other electrodes normally for EEG or similar would also work for  something like this? I'd like to know more about biofeedback in general but am still learning, so I don't know exactly what is possible at this stage.
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Questions / Re: Running multiple electrodes into MidiSprout?
« Last post by sam on March 25, 2018, 11:07:09 AM »
You certainly can split and splice electrode cables together.  Standard 3.5mm audio adaptor/splitters wont really work since the electrodes are setup as mono tip/sleeve on the connector.  There are 'tens' electrode leads which branch into many connectors, or you could use wire cutters and splice multiple snap leads together yourself.

But you will need to experiment to see what results you get, I have seen 'multiple plant' split setups where there was very little or no 'activity' read by the Sprout - described by one user "as if the plants were canceling each other out". 

If you are able get activity readings from both plants at the same time, it will likely be a bit noisy ;)   Already the sprout is like a toddler mashing on a keyboard, think two toddlers mashing at the same time! 

-sam
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Questions / Re: Extending biofeedback electrodes?
« Last post by alinta on March 23, 2018, 08:58:36 PM »
Hi again,

I'm having a little trouble with the above experiment as it works fine on wet soil outside, but once the soil dries up and is put in a jar, there's no moisture or current to be picked up (you're probably thinking 'well duh' but I'm going to force this to work somehow!). I'm thinking I need to put something else in the jar to help it along - what else can I put in there that won't go dry, but will create a current? I could grow a plant or maybe fungi (?) in there, but I am hoping for something small and perhaps human-made.

Or perhaps it needs 'grounding' somehow? Is it because the jar is glass?

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
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Questions / Turn the midi into visuals? Maybe through keyboard commands?
« Last post by alinta on March 23, 2018, 01:47:26 AM »
Hi again,

Big apologies for all the questions - it's just all pouring out of me right now! This question is about how one might use the MIDI from MidiSprout to make visuals rather than sound. Has anyone tried this, and what might be some good programs to use for this? (Mac or PC is fine, but I generally work on Mac).

I imagine TouchDesigner might be a good one but it isn't something I am super familiar with at this stage.

Another potential way to do it might be to run a program that turns the MIDI signals into keyboard presses, so that I can set up visuals in an outside program to play on keyboard presses. Does anyone have any experience with this? I found these softwares but I'm not sure if I am on the right track:

https://www.bome.com/products/miditranslator

http://www.charlie-roberts.com/midiStroke/

Cheers, Alinta
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Questions / Running multiple electrodes into MidiSprout?
« Last post by alinta on March 23, 2018, 01:23:03 AM »
Hi Sam and all,

Just out of interest, is it possible to take, say, 5 sets of electrode cables and, using some kind of device, feed them all into the one Midisprout? So that you have multiple plants playing on the one Sprout?

Would this just require some kind of splitter cable? Or some other device?

Cheers, Alinta
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Questions / Re: Midi Monitor not responding
« Last post by alinta on March 23, 2018, 01:20:00 AM »
Sometimes Midi Monitor doesn't work very well for me, there are times where it will not display any events, yet the MIDI will be working perfectly fine in my DAW. I haven't tried using the sprout with anything other than my usual DAW yet so it doesn't really matter, but it does give me a little fright now and then hah!
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Questions / Extending biofeedback electrodes?
« Last post by alinta on March 23, 2018, 12:29:37 AM »
Hi Sam and all,

I am experimenting with my MidiSprout and I was hoping to set up an installation where one of the biofeedback electrodes (probably without pad) can fit down the neck of a thin jar and go into some soil inside the jar. The other electrode would stay outside of the jar for a human to touch (again, probably without pad since there would be multiple people touching it over time). Soil can't make noise from the Midisprout by itself, but it can if a human is touching just one of the electrodes.

I'm trying to figure out the best way of putting the electrode into the soil. I guess I could just mash it in there and see what happens, but it might not fit into the jar. I have seen these long thin needle electrodes for going under skin: https://bio-medical.com/rhythmlink-disposable-paired-13-mm-subdermal-needle-electrode-10-pairs-per-box-13mm-6-color-group-1.html and am wondering whether anyone has tried to extend the usual Midisprout electrode with some attached copper wire, for instance? By this I mean a wire that is glued/wrapped to the metal part of the original electrode itself, not actually cutting or modifying the electrode wires in any way! Do you think this is possible or would it cause a shock to the human on the other pad? I don't want to set up something that might cause a jolt.

Cheers, Alinta
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Questions / Re: MIDI Sprout purchase
« Last post by sam on March 22, 2018, 05:56:31 PM »
Okay, I hope/suppose they have some sort of support email with your order. If you can't find any other contact method let me know.

I'm not a part of Data Garden, they produce and sell my open source designs. I try to support all users of the technology here in this forum community, along with some really great users who provide advice and share musical experiences.

-sam

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Questions / Re: MIDI Sprout purchase
« Last post by Carletta on March 21, 2018, 05:29:27 PM »
Hi!  I purchased through Data Garden.
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