Fase Lunare has come up with an expandable DIY drum machine they are calling Shapeshifter. The Open Source, Teensy based project is also Open Hardware and has an integrated breadboard to encourage experimentation and the development of expansion boards.
With the basic firmware it features 4 voices and 16 samples per voice. Each drum voice can swap between 4 patterns and all patterns have independent length. The drum machine also features a low pass filter and a bitcrusher.
It’s a through-hole build and comes in a kit with all the components except the Teensy 3.6 board which must be purchased separately.
Shapeshifter features 16 step buttons, 4 track buttons, 1 function button, play/stop button, 22 LEDs, 3 knobs and a 32bit 180MHz ARM Corex-M4 processor.
Fase Lunare hopes that given this solid starting point users will start to develop their own ideas and release hardware modifications for it. And then it will live up to its name.
The Shapeshifter is currently “coming soon” but here’s a teaser video.
- Fase Lunare website.