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Live electronics performance system – Jay Harrison (Maxuino in Use!)

Posted: May 7th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Video Example | 2 Comments »

This live electronics system comprises of Max/MSP 6, an Arduino Mega 2560 and a bespoke mechanical device capable of autonomously playing two octaves of a glockenspiel.

All of the audio heard in this video was recorded and manipulated in real time.

2 Comments on “Live electronics performance system – Jay Harrison (Maxuino in Use!)”

  1. 1 Jerry said at 7:27 am on June 22nd, 2014:

    This is awesome and from what it is said on your site it may be doable “easily” by “anyone” with a arduino card. I’m planning to build an accoustic instrument but it will probably be a little dangerous to play with so I was thinking to play it with motors and midi clips thru ableton live. It seems that there is a lot of information on your site to getting started but I cant find what kind of motor is used here in the glockenspiel video ?

  2. 2 Jay said at 10:51 pm on January 22nd, 2015:


    Each beater in this video was controlled using a 5 Volt Push/Pull Solenoid and relay circuit.

    Thank you,


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