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A project log for DrumKid: aleatoric drum machine

A lo-fi digital drum machine which uses randomness to create unpredictable beats. Runs on Arduino, with audio provided by the Mozzi library.

Matt BradshawMatt Bradshaw 01/09/2020 at 11:204 Comments

This is a quick post to let people know that this project is still alive. I had to put development to one side for a few weeks so that I could a) earn some money, and b) build a big shed in my garden so I've got somewhere better to work in the future.

However, I can report that the audio code is working better than before, with a couple of exciting new features, and MIDI in/out seems to be working nicely too.

I may have missed my wildly optimistic deadline of a November 2019 release, but at least now I've missed it by so much that I'm free of its (silly, self-imposed) pressure ;)

Excited to show off the "final" version here when it's done...


whocares wrote 01/14/2020 at 08:14 point

You are the best Matt! Can we see some pictures of your shed?

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Matt Bradshaw wrote 01/14/2020 at 08:36 point

Haha thanks! Follow me at and I'll do a shed video at some point ;)

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Mikkel Rask wrote 01/13/2020 at 15:39 point

I'm impressed! Just found this project while googling around. I had an idea to make a regular old drum machine, but by the look of things my project just got alot bigger! :D

Thanks for the inspiration and information 🙏

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Matt Bradshaw wrote 01/13/2020 at 16:14 point

Thanks for checking out my project :) And good luck with yours!

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