Synthomir is an 8-bit synthesiser based on an ATmega microcontroller and is compatible with the Arduino development environment. The Mozzi Library is used for sound synthesis. Synthomir has three ways of working: rhythm machine (with loop mode), bass and theremin modes. The basic user interface consists of just three elements (potentiometer, photo-resistor and keyboard); future upgrades and modifications of the interface are planned and enabled.
The Synthomir synthesiser was thought out as a DIY electronic kit for assembly and was part of the research that Radiona.org carried out during 2014 with the support of the Kultura Nova Foundation. Synthomir is completely open source: code, schematic and all files for the making of the electronic boards are freely available. Igor Brkić did the electronic schematic and the sound concept for Synthomir, while Damir Prizmić designed the electronic boards and proposed the visual concept. The authors have to date exhibited the synthesiser at the Sound Hybrid –Creative Sonology exhibition in the Technical Museum in Zagreb and at the international exhibition WonderLab in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, as well as within the program of Music Tech Fest in Ljubljana.
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Igor Brkić graduated at the Electrical Engineering and Computing Faculty in Zagreb, currently working there as an expert associate while doing research for his doctorate. He has specialised in the area of the digital processing of audio signals. He deals with embedded programming, open code, Linux, music, construction of MIDI devices and taking anything he gets his hands on to pieces. He has taken part in many exhibitions and projects and for a number of years has run successful workshops with a special focus on Arduino and the creative use of sensors in interactive installations. He has created many robotic and electronic solutions for museums, exhibitions, theatre productions in Croatia and abroad as well as for television broadcasts.
Igor Petrović studied at the Velika Gorica Polytechnic, information systems major. He makes MIDI controllers based on the implementation of Arduino functions, and in the last few months has been dealing with the making of an open-source/open-hardware MIDI platform that enables the building and configuration of MIDI controllers via a graphic interface called OpenDeck. He has shown his MIDI controllers at many festivals and art fairs, as well as within the context of Radiona’s exhibition programme.
Deborah Hustić media artist, project manager and curator of Radiona.org. She is into wearable technology and sound art (open source hardware, sound boxes and synthesisers) and educational development via workshops, supporting the STEAM concept of education. She has taken part in many festivals, exhibitions and conferences in Croatia and abroad in the domain of DIY and DIWO electronics, new media, intermedia and hybrid art. She has run a series of workshops concerned with creative electronics and eTextile for children, young adults and adults.