PATCHWERK | Control a Massive Modular Synthesizer
The synth is currently being re-patched by Joe Paradiso. The online controls will be disabled for several hours while he works, though you may see them move as he adjusts them on the synth itself.

Feel free to stick around and listen to the patch come together!

We'll tweet from @ModularSynth when you can take back the controls.
STREAM
OVERALL BRIGHTNESS
SOMETHING ABOUT TEMPO & TIMBRE
MORE ABOUT TEMPO & TIMBRE
FURTHER TIMBRAL ADVENTRURES
ANALOG OUT
CHRIS CUTLER
SEQUENCER TRILLS
SEQUENCER TIMBRE
VIDEO GAME SYNTH CHIP
DIK MIK & REEDY CASIO TOGGLE
FLANGY JANGLES
TRILL ATTACK
SK1 FLUTES (HOLD FOR PLL)
DIGITAL I/O
CONTROLLERS
CONTROL
OBSERVE
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Welcome to the PATCHWERK(beta) modular synth interface!
Patchwerk lets you control a massive analog synthesizer from your browser, and streams the results back to you and everyone connected. The interface on this site is linked to a physical synth cabinet connected to the world's largest homemade modular synth, currently housed at the MIT Museum. Turn a knob here, and Patchwerk will turn a motorized knob on the cabinet. If someone at the Museum grabs a knob, you'll see it turn too.

When you first connect, you'll be in OBSERVE mode, which means that you can hear the synth and see what the controllers are doing, but won't be able to activate the knobs or buttons yourself. To switch to CONTROL mode, enter your name in the box at right. There can be up to 10 people acting as controllers at one time. If there are already 10 signed on, you'll be added to a queue.



Patchwerk relies on HTML5, and requires an up-to-date and standards-compliant web browser. For now, that means the latest Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
this is a stupid html hack to make the browser find the embedded font so it can use it in the canvas. blah.