Adafruit Weekly Editorial Round-Up: September 10th through September 17th

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We’ve got so much happening here at Adafruit that it’s not always easy to keep up! Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. Each week we’ll be posting a handy round-up of what we’ve been up to, ranging from learn guides to blog articles, videos, and more.


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TrackTalk004: Toothpaste – “Bedtime”

We previously featured London’s Toothpaste back in January in the MusicMakers004 Q&A with their bassist, engineer and producer Daisy Edwards. As a gifted producer, multi-instrumentalist and academic, Edwards is one of the most prolific and experienced people we’ve been able to speak to about recording, gear and the customisation of recording set-ups and creative spaces.

With a new Toothpaste single just released, we were really keen to invite them back to the blog to talk us through the gorgeous “Bedtime” in our new TrackTalk series. Aptly titled, this is a hazy dream of a pop song carrying Amol Prabhu’s refrain of “drift a little deeper into paradise” through a fabulous sonic map of ‘80s pop and new wave. The rhythm section of Edwards and Sami Parisis’ is a real thing of beauty here, providing a thundering backbone for the gentle key flourishes, vocal introspections and exploratory guitar work. Building on 2017’s “TV Years” single, Toothpaste continue to offer something unique and special and it’ll be exciting to see how their deceptively poppy sound develops with whatever comes next. With such an effortless sound you’d likely have no idea of the process and complications involved in putting a piece of art like this together, so we’re doubly excited to have Edwards break down its evolution from solo demo through to mastering and release. So, dig in and get inspired. Read more!

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MIDI Solenoid Drummer: Use Crickit to build an automated percussive instrument.

This guide will show you how to build miniature percussion instrument which can be controlled via MIDI over USB. The example project is intended to serve as a jumping-off point for your own designs. Read about how I built mine, then experiment to make a unique instrument you can control with your computer. Learn more!


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