Description

raspIC (pronounced ra-spicy) is an open hardware framework and dedicated Raspberry Pi distribution for developers/artists/designers of interactive musical interfaces.

It allows the easy creation of tangible musical instruments without prior skills in computer music systems. Attach various sensors or a set of buttons or sliders, define your presets through a simple configuration interface and start playing.

At raspIC´s core you will find a raspberry pi Model B computer that interfaces a launchpad MSP430g2553.  We have taken good care of providing a low latency and highly efficient communication between software and hardware, so raspIC can be used as another instrument in your live set.

Features

The raspIC distro features (at its 0.1 version):

– a 12 voice sampler with assignable and independent control of volume, speed and effects

– a 12 voice midi player based on fluidsynth, with assignable control of pitch, velocity and program.

– an digital synthesizer based on analog models with control of pitch, LFO, resonance, crush, volume and filter.

– interface with 18 inputs: 6 digital, 6 analog and 6 capacitive (with one wire sensing capability)

– OpenSoundControl broadcast of all digital, analog and capacitive inputs (that allows you to use raspIC as an OSC interface for your sensors)

– configuration via a GUI menu. No terminal typing needed. – full customization possible for professional developers

Schematics

MSP430G2553 pin mapping