College

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2021-04-25 16:07:19

Major

Computer Engineering

Honors Course

4450:401/402

Number of Credits

6

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to develop and design an analog synthesizer musical instrument that integrates embedded digital hardware into the design to enable control from a remote source. The use of digital hardware enables the potential for a wide range of convenient features such as sound profile saving and loading, output recording functionality, and the ability to accept digital input from another musical instrument utilizing the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI). In addition to the synthesizer itself, this project also includes the design of a companion application that can be hosted on a wide variety of consumer computing devices, such as desktop or laptop PCs, tablets, or mobile smart phones. This application provides a clear and easy to use user interface for controlling all aspects of the synthesizer’s sound output and can initiate the receipt of an output recording stream for later playback as well as providing the interface for saving and loading sound profiles. With this design the Analog and Digital Remote synthesizer provides both the sound characteristics of traditional analog synthesizers as well as the conveniences of modern digital hardware.

Research Sponsor

Gregory Lewis

First Reader

Robert Veillette

Second Reader

Michael French

Honors Faculty Advisor

Robert Veillette

DT09 Honors Proj Signed Sheet.pdf (732 kB)
Signed Signature Page

Individual Contributions Cover Sheet.pdf (63 kB)
Final Report Individual Contributions Cover Sheet

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