The Millenium Falcon Turned Into An 8-Bit Mono Synth
In this video from Martin Orman, we watch a demo of his MilleniATmegatron Falcon, a custom-built synthesizer that any Star Wars fan and/or fellow synth geek can appreciate.
I bought a Falcon from John Lewis and modified the exhaust ports on it to take the 6 potentiometers. I made additional holes for the switches, lights and input for the USB and power.
At the heart of this millenium falcon synthesizer is the miniATMEGATRON from Soulsby Synthesizers, a mini 8-bit monophonic DIY synth kit powered by an Arduino Uno.
This isn’t the first DIY synth that Orman is responsible for. He also created his own granular synthesizer using a model Dalek from Doctor Who, and you can go here to watch it in action.