Isomorphism FTW

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Not really a fan of the Joyst JV-1, but I'm a chronicler. We're meant to be impartial. So...

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The walnut edition isn't so bad.

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Re: Isomorphism FTW

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BJG145 wrote:The walnut edition isn't so bad.

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Now that's positively tasty! 8-)

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Re: Isomorphism FTW

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Impartial? Me? Never! I am guided by what I perceive as inspiration potential and a bit of fun factor!
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Re: Isomorphism FTW

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Polyhedra have released a new isomorphic keyboard app called Formkey.

https://www.formkey.app/

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(Other software options include Musix Pro by Shiverware, and the free sequencer Hexcel for Reaktor.)

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Since the image links in the original post are now broken, I wonder if a moderator might be kind enough to replace them with working ones such as these.

https://img.audiofanzine.com/images/u/p ... 188192.jpg

https://www.woodbrass.com/images/SQUARE ... H+S+BK.JPG
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Just worked through the thread and the links in the OP are working fine for me.

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Re: Isomorphism FTW

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...thanks Zen. When I look at this in Chrome, the first post looks like this...

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...missing the image for the Rainboard and the small Dualo. In Firefox, the Rainboard shows but the small Dualo still doesn't.

Actually those two replacement URLs I posted above don't seem to work any better, but I've put them on Imgur and they work from there with img tags.

https://i.imgur.com/6rEdPjJ.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/4pa998x.jpg
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The second one wasn't working when looked again. So I've replaced both as requested and they appear to be working fine now for me.

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Re: Isomorphism FTW

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Here's a video from yesterday with Mike Battaglia playing a bit of Herbie Hancock in 31-TET on the wonderful microtonal Lumatone.

https://youtu.be/gKT3W2aF4LA

This thing has 280 analogue keys which work with Hall effect sensors. I picked up a couple of these on eBay and have been trying to figure out the mechanism with Arduino...no luck yet, it's a work in progress...
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Re: Isomorphism FTW

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It's amazing how quickly my mind goes from 'equal temperament sounds weird' to 'that sounds really harmonious'.
Seems to take about 30 seconds to reset.
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Re: Isomorphism FTW

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This was today's project. The gadget du jour is an Axis 49; currently practising this on buses and trains.

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They're out of production, but I thought I'd try and make a copy of one. So today I started by modelling one of the buttons.

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It's only a small start, but I'm quite pleased with that so far. :)
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Re: Isomorphism FTW

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Wow - is there nothing you won't tackle Ben? :shocked:

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That looks very nice :thumbup:
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