Embedded Audio with the Daisy Seed

  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, September 21, 2023
  • Price: $5.50
  • Class size: 15
  • Venue: Cyber Palace
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This session is an introduction to the Daisy Seed and it’s capabilities for embedded audio.  I will describe what the Daisy is capable of and run through some of the demos and show instruments that I have made using the Daisy Seed with Arduino.

The Daisy seed is an affordable (~$30) embedded audio platform that can be programmed using max, pure data, c++ and the Arduino IDE. It’s affordable and is great for high quality audio for use in instruments, Eurorack modules and art installations. It has up to 10 minutes of audio buffering at a high quality!

About the Daisy

Daisy is an embedded platform for music. It features everything you need for creating high fidelity audio hardware devices. Just plug in a USB cable and start making sound! Programming the Daisy is a breeze with support for a number of languages including C++, Arduino, and Max/MSP Gen~. To get started, simply upload an example program over USB, and start tweaking!

Documentation, and examples are hosted on our GitHub for easy download. All firmware that we develop is released for free under a permissive open source license.

  • Stereo audio IO – 96kHz / 24-bit audio hardware (AC-Coupled)

  • Programmable in: C++, Arduino, Max/MSP gen~, Pure Data

  • x31 GPIO, x12 ADC inputs (16-bit), x2 DAC outputs (12-bit, DC-Coupled)

  • ARM Cortex-M7 MCU, running at 480MHz

  • 64MB of SDRAM for up to 10 minute long audio buffers, 8MB external flash

  • SD card interface, PWM outputs, and various serial protocols for external devices (SPI, UART, SAI/I2S, I2C)

  • Dedicated VIN pin for external power


Tara Pattenden

Tara Pattenden is an artist , performer and instrument builder and has been working with sound and custom electronics for over 20 years.  She has recently been working with the Daisy Seed to build custom musical interfaces with embedded audio.  While she is by no means an expert with the Daisy Seed, she is excited to share its possibilities with others.