Saturday, 2 August 2014

Build the Auduino Granular Synth - Part 2

Panel Art, Wiring, and Finishing Touches

In Part 1 of this project we looked at building and programming the circuit board, drilling the enclosure, and acquiring the parts and tools required for this build. Complete those steps first.

Now in Part 2 we are going to create a custom front panel, finish mounting and wiring the components, and finally instal them in the enclosure.

If you haven't already, download the Panel Art by clinking the link.

All of the steps are detailed in this video. Click to watch and follow along.

 Here are some handy wiring diagrams to help you during the building process:

Auduino Wiring Diagram
Auduino Pin Numbers

Congratulations! You should now have a great looking, fully functional Auduino granular synth to add to your box of musical toys. I've had a lot of fun with this project and I hope you did too. If this series inspired you to make something cool, please let me know. I would love to see what you come up with. See you next time!


  1. Hi, I've been working on this project i could finally make it work just fine. I was wondering how you could use combined to other instruments (guitar, piano, mic, etc) to modify the sound that the other instrument makes. I don't know if I explain myself but I'm thinking about the same effect a guitar distortion works. Is it possible? Is that what the midi in upgrade is for?


  2. Hi Felipe (if you are still around), this is a sound generator only and the midi lets you control the notes it generates with either a keyboard or sequencer. Distortion pedals and other effects are sound processors but still withing the scope of Arduino experimentation. All I can say is keep looking.