Psychedelic Drum Machine

The Psychedelic Drum Machine was written in Processing and P5, and communicates across two networked computers to allow users to make their own beats. As part of the introductory course to programming, we were encouraged to play and explore the inherent sound making capabilities of Processing and P5.

Music making is a complex process, so we wanted to make something that is accessible and fun for anyone to play with. The beat is produced by the bouncing ball, and the user is able to add or take away different sound elements to create more complex beats. The sounds created are accompanied by a visualisation that add emphasis to the experience.