Max/MSP accelerometer beat control

[Ryan] let us know about his Max/MSP Controller. Inside the device is an ADXL 335 accelerometer and 6 push buttons wired to an Arduino. The input data is sent to Max MSP, a sequencer controlling 5 audio tracks, correlating to 5 of the buttons. The 6th button controls delay. What we really liked was how the accelerometer modified the speed of the beat in the X-axis, and the delay intensity with the Y-axis. Whats next? We think gesture recognition might be something fun to try, but [Ryan] is unsure. We’ll keep you up to date.


  1. googfan says:


    Sparkfun is closed; we killed the servers.

    “SparkFun Electronics is Temporarily Closed!”

  2. TK says:

    i bet someone can up that and make a full keyboard on a 2 axis stand for performances where you can tilt it on stage

  3. Agent420 says:

    You can do similar things with Plogue Bidule, which I much prefer (and is cheaper)… Check the free demo.

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