Latin America Drum Machine 

 

This is a Geo-Musical Map I designed and built that dissects 3 Afro-Latin Rhythms: Cumbia (Colombia), Samba (Brazil), and Candombe (Uruguay). Each button plays the rhythmic pattern of each drum. All the patterns are synched with each other so the user can mix and match the different patterns on tempo to create "new" rhythms out of traditional rhythmic patterns.

The fabrication of this proto-type was built using a CNC Router to cut the wood and a Laser Cutter to cut the Acrylic. The tech: Arduino UNO communicating in serial with Max MSP.

Software Engineer: Aaron Montoya-Moraga

Hardware Engineer: Wenqi-Li