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Raspberry Pi For Dummies by Mike Cook, Sean McManus

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Raspberry Pi Synthesizer

Music aficionado Phil Atkin has decided that the best use for the Raspberry Pi is to create a synthesizer. He has compared his synth to a Moog instrument, which costs £600 and only plays one note at a time. His Pi-based synth, on the other hand, can play eight notes simultaneously and costs about £30. He’s working on a MIDI interface so he can connect other instruments to it.

He demonstrated the synth at a Raspberry Jam session in Bristol, U.K., one of many community events that bring Raspberry Pi fans together worldwide (see http://raspberryjam.org.uk/ ).

The Raspberry Synthesizer blog details the complete development of the synth from its start to present day, together with a discussion of some of the issues Phil faced with audio-related elements of the Pi. You can also watch videos of the synth in action. Find out more at http://raspberrypisynthesizer.blogspot.co.uk .

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