Modular-Muse is hardware and software for making music with interactive technologies.

Make new instruments

Interactive technologies and computation open up new possibilities for interacting with sound, creating algorithmic music, and building new interfaces for musical expression.


Music Bots

Create and control musical automated musical instruments (aka Music Bots). Use your favorite off the shelf music software or for the hardware hackers, write your own software to control them. The Music Bots Motor Driver boards  work with Solenoids, vibration motors, DC motors and more to create sound and motion.

Digital Music Instruments

The Sound Clippys Platform is a hardware and software toolkit for making digital music instruments using sound design techniques and simple circuits to create custom interfaces.  The platform is based on the Arduino microcontroller and Pure Data (Pd) audio programming environment.

an instrument created with Modular-Muse

The software library for Pd-extended includes objects for sound synthesis, parameter control, audio effects, and to route data from an Arduino to trigger and control sound.

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Modular-Muse software library objects

The Sound Clippys Hardware Board uses alligator clips and some basic on-board circuits making it easy to build physical controllers that can shape and control sound.

Sound Clippys hardware board




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  1. Trying to make something like the gamelatron for sound baths. Already have the tray of 9 gamelon gongs. Any suggestions for parts, supplies. and design ideas?

    1. Sorry for the slow reply – the holidays are always busy!

      It sounds like you need to drive 9 motors? It depends on your experience and how ambitous you are. I have a new x10 channel board I have been working on that I can sell to you – or you can order a 16 channel board and solder it up – and connect it to a Teensy or other microcontroller.

      Then you need the motors – I am a big fan of these car door motors because they are inexpensive for a powerful 12V solenoid – however they are a little noisy (they have a moving gear inside them that makes a very mechanical noise) but depending on what you are striking with them you may never notice.

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