Strange Electronic Lightstorm – the Eurorack lighting synthesiser
Have you ever wanted an immersive lighting generator that reacts in real-time to your music? Enter Strange Electronic Lightstorm…
The Strange Electronic Lightstorm comes either as a fully-fledged Eurorack modular synth case or independent module and LED light strip. The module gives you direct control over various lighting parameters from patterns, speed, colour, saturation and brightness. Each of the parameters has an encoder, a CV input and an attenuator to adjust the amount of modulation applied to the parameter. This means you have real time control of your lighting system, as well as being able to send modulations and other sources from your patch to create a unique display that syncs with your music.
There’s a further trigger input, allowing you to switch between presets and other assignable settings. The Strange Electronic Lightstorm is built around the Arduino platform, so for those more familiar with the Arduino programming language, you can plug it in via USB and reprogram the way it works.
The Strange Electronic Lightstorm case is built in such a way that it supports various configurations, you can either lay it flat – tilting towards the audience or towards yourself, or upright in a more traditional “bookshelf” style case.
Currently halfway to the Kickstarter goal…
The Strange Electronic Lightstorm project is up on Kickstarter, it’s sitting at about halfway to the goal of USD $20k. If you pledge USD $300 (Around R4200 excl. duties) you get the module, LED strip and accessories. Pledging USD $1200 (Around R17k excl. duties) will get you the full-on Strange Electronic Lightstorm Eurorack case and module.
The awesome thing about this project is the fact that it’s built around Arduino, which is a relatively easy platform to learn. Hopefully we will see a variety of community generated presets for all sorts of crazy patterns.
For more information check out the Kickstarter campaign here