Music Night is back!

A long time ago, in a lab far, far, away… … in Leith, we used to have a regular music and audio night and we’d like to start that off again. Our plan is to use the existing open night on the first Thursday of every month as a Music/Audio themed evening. The first evening[…]

Repairing an Axon AX 100 guitar-to-MIDI converter (part 1)

AXON AX-100 Front

Gareth writes: I’ve wanted a Guitar-to-MIDI converter (a.k.a. a guitar synth) for yonks. In particular, I’ve been looking for an Axon AX 100 unit; they were renowned for the speed and accuracy of the tracking that the proprietary neural network software could achieve. Unfortunately the AX 100 has been out of production for years, and used units are commanding prices in the high hundreds of pounds. However, I recently found a reasonably priced spares-or-repair unit on eBay, so I picked it up.


Edinburgh Hacklab is three! Come and party!

In Summer 2010, 12 hackers/makers got together and rented a studio at Out of the Blue so that they could have somewhere to work, to keep equipment and to share with the rest of the community (apparently, having a milling machine on a coffee table in your lounge is okay for a bit but doesn’t[…]

May Music Night this Friday

This Friday, 18th May, is our monthly music night, starting from around 8pm in the lab. Come along to talk about music, hacking, and make some noise! The month before last I wasn’t there, and I missed out on Andrew and Tom’s resistive fabric synth, and James and Matt of Madlab making instruments out of[…]

London Music Hack Day

Last weekend in the Barbican in London, a whole bunch of hardware and software hackers got together for Music Hack Day.  Anyone who likes a bit of music in their hacks should check out this event, where everyone gets together for 24 hours and creates new and innovative music applications.  Sponsors like Spotify, Novation, and[…]