DIY Poly Synth v. Nintendo DS Touch Screens
Remember geeking out over the Nintendo DS upon its initial release? Well, the touch screens are not only good for playing games, but also for expressive parameter manipulations on a DIY synthesizer and drum machine hybrid.
The polyphonic synth, titled Mr. Touchy, comes from synth designer Otem Relik, and it is definitely a creation worth praise. He provides some background in the video’s description:
Wanted to share my latest Teensy synth. Uses Nintendo DS touch screens, Teensy 3.2, Teensy Audio Adapter and some Neopixels.
Mr. Touchy makes use of the Teensy Audio Library, a set of tools for creating unique audio devices through the use of an Arduino microcontroller device. These microcontrollers are extremely inexpensive, and just about anyone can use them (with a bit of time investment) to create their own audio devices.