those constraints are:
- tactile interfaces only, no screen/gui reliance
- get it to a testable point asap (want to know if the baby just dislikes the whole premise)
- any button press / knob turn results in an immediate, perceptible change
- most actions conducive to a nice / interesting sound
- super easy to start up, as little plugging in + clicking as possible
today I tied off a patch and ported it over to a raspberry pi so as to actually meet first + last constraints, and I'm really pleased with it. all the patch does is wait for a midi note to be played twice and then repeat it at same pace until note tapped again. uses an old launchpad for midi in. button mashing produces pretty fun sounds. I like it enough myself that I plan to use it in place of keyboard for a synth jam thing at my friend's wedding next month.
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