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Development / MIDI-Sprout with Android
« Last post by Nicola Alexandra Hajdu on February 26, 2018, 10:36:34 AM »
This thread tries to encourage Android Users to find working alternatives. I guess my alternative will be majority appeal to Musicians than End-Users yearning for a ready-to-use solution to just consume Plants music with MIDI-Sprout. Nevertheless, it may serve both target groups. Just recently i ordered an USB-MIDI interface called Creative Emu Xmidi 1X1 Usb Midi. With that i also required an Micro-B Male to USB A Female 2.0 3.0 P8M6, which has arrived today.

Regarding application, i decided to fetch a license for Caustic 3. I like it's concept, which kind of reminds me on Propellerhead Reason. I also could have picked up FL Mobile Studio or Music studio but i wanted a DAW which has everything i really need to record biofeedback data during my upcoming hiking sessions. The fancy sound design can happen anyway in the studio. I'm happy to announce that this lightweight mobile studio solution does work flawlessly. :)

Of course, you have to consider battery life on road. My Android is a Motorola Moto G2 (2nd) gen. There may be a few recommendable powerbanks & if i remember, i added them in my roundup on my Google+ account (should be accessible for guests as well). I bought Goobay Powerbank 10.0 from a localstore here in Austria, Vienna. Data Garden may have plans to offer a MIDI-Sprout APP sometime in the future, to relieve the burden on Users strictly focused on consumption.

Until then it never hurts to get the relevant hardware to be ready. Google Play has tons of either Software Synths or Samplers which won't give the average User to much headache. As an Artist we are striving for the creative path crafting our own soundsets to please the Creator in us. :) One more word referring to performance, i didn't expect heavy latency issues so the Creative Emu Xmidi 1X1 Usb Midi does a good job.

Much Love
Nicola
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Questions / Re: Setup and Usage of MIDI Sprout
« Last post by sam on February 25, 2018, 04:28:24 PM »
Hi Carol.  Sounds like the USB MIDI cable isn't setup correctly What type of USB MIDI cable are you using?  In MIDI Monitor any USB midi device should show up in the Sources --> MIDI Sources listing.  The Sprout has a MIDI Out which should connect to your computer MIDI In port. 
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Questions / Re: 555
« Last post by sam on February 16, 2018, 01:30:20 PM »
In order to accomplish your goal, i believe you will need to edit the code and identify the specific conductivity and change states which you consider to be a 'yes' or 'no'.  The 555 timer itself will not give you the simple yes/no data you are looking for.   I don't believe that you will be able to 'hear' the plant changes just from the output of the 555, perhaps you could change the 100k resistor to a potentiometer, that will give a different sensitivity level. 

-Sam
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Questions / Re: 555
« Last post by gv on February 16, 2018, 10:03:12 AM »
Hello Sam, in fact, my goal si to try to communicate with plants.

Exemple : yes=audible hight frequency  no= audible low F.

Did you or somebody testing ... and is it possible ?
And last but not least, remain to find a very nice and cooperative plant...


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The MIDI Sprout may have temperature storage applications for eatable perishable vegetable/fruit foodies.  The MIDI Sprout did not sound much with the Yucca at a higher room temperature, but at 12.8 degrees Celsius it sang.  I let the Yucca sit in a chair and listen to J.S. Bach Cantatas all evening on a CD player, and this morning it clearly manipulates the Ableton Live.  I have four leads on it, and additional speakers to amplify the sound.  It is possible that at optimal storage temperatures, the more it survives and sings.  This is a plant science, agriculture  area of study, and scientific studies would have to be done to verify, but MIDI Sprout may have many applications to agriculture.

MIDI Sprout and Yucca tuber at 12.8 degrees Celsius room temperature.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/18pJmfKOx6Sv5ntgFEIJSXQaDpfehxWit/view?usp=sharing
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Questions / Re: Anyone willing to share MIDI files?
« Last post by iamian1987 on February 14, 2018, 02:23:29 AM »
Thank you so much!! I appreciate it.
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Questions / Re: MidiSprout controlling 8channel Switch Relay
« Last post by Julio on February 13, 2018, 06:02:42 PM »
 :)
Here is some documentation screenshots of a video from the sound installation using the midi sprout controlling lights and electric fans with 8channel relay module:










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Questions / Are notes or video information from 1/31/2018 MIDI SPROUT WORKHOP in NYC?
« Last post by HACNYS on February 13, 2018, 10:26:33 AM »
I was not able to attend the DATA GARDEN MIDI SPROUT workshop in NYC on 1/31/2018 where advanced features of biofeedback were discussed.  Are there any notes/video from that posted on the forum or YouTube?
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Questions / Re: Anyone willing to share MIDI files?
« Last post by sam on February 12, 2018, 08:18:49 PM »
Hello iamian, sure i'd be happy to share some raw data.  Please find linked here some MIDI from a session on the sckuylkill river banks here in Philadelphia.
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Questions / Re: MidiSprout with Mininova Midi issue?
« Last post by sam on February 12, 2018, 08:11:34 PM »
Hey Adrian!  The MIDI Sprout sends MIDI note data on Channel 1 and MIDI CC 80 , you might be getting the error due to the MIDI CC hitting the novation. 

I can admit that i've sent more than one bad byte over MIDI during the arch of this project, and it aint' hard to mess up a low voltage 33,250 baud signal... but I doubt your sprout is sending bad data.  Most likely it is sending 'too much' data, the sprout is 5 note polyphonic and has the wiggly CV so that is probably pissing off the mono novation.

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