Shapeshifter is an Open Source and Open Hardware User Expandable Drum Machine
Users can expand both firmware and hardware.
The v2, based on TEENSY 3.6, has the following features:
- 24 Buttons
- 3 Potentiometers
- 1 Encoder
- 163 RGB led
- Multifunctional led matrix
- 2 programmable audio outputs
- Clock In, Clock Out and Reset
- 4 Trigger Out for connection with the modular Eurorack world.
- MIDI In/Out
The initial firmware version will have 4 tracks with samples and 4 trigger tracks.
Ability to save and load presets and patterns from the SD card
The fun part: you can create hardware expansions by experimenting on the included breadboard and then creating a proper expansion board!
From the software point of view, the user can indulge himself by creating new synthesis engines, adding tracks, combinations, associating each function with a different LED color ... the limit is imagination!
We are working intensively on V2 and have added some changes that we want to share with you.
The base remains the same but we have 3 potentiometers again, moving the encoder all the way to the right. This made it necessary to lengthen the circuit.
We added two more buttons and since there was space, a 128-LED RGB matrix. These LEDs are smaller, we decided to replace all the LEDs on the board with these smaller ones. We have also added the Midi in / out
Tell us what you think and how you would use all these new additions.