FIRST: Get THE ASR connected

Learn how to set up the ASR kit and audio interface.


Download the folder of ASR patches to the left. Then go through the tutorial videos as they are ordered below. Each patch will change the sound of your violin in a different way. Patches that end with ".vcv" work with a free software called VCV Rack, while patches than end with ".maxpat" work with software called Max MSP (these wil be posted soon).

Tutorial 1: metronome (VCV RACK)

This tutorial introduces the VCV Rack software and shows you how to use the ASR as a silent metronome. It also shows you how to use the ASR interface to change the characteristics of different patches.

Tutorial 2: ECHO (VCV RACK)

Dive a little deeper into the ASR in this video by using it to create an echo of your playing. This video will help you to understand how the ASR works by exploring how "feedback" can occur, which is sometimes desirable (when you're creating an echo) but can also be a potential problem if it gets too loud.

Tutorial 3: Arpeggiated Chord (VCV RACK)

This patch takes the sound of your violin and shifts it all around: up or down an octave, a fifth, a minor third, a minor 7th, or various combinations of these. You can change how fast this happens, add reverb, and add delay. This creates many possible worlds of new violin sounds.

Tutorial 4: Drums And Delay (VCV RACK)

When you start to play, this patch will add a drum pattern that is generated live. You can change the tempo of the drums and adjust the delay time of an echo that is related to the drums by a rhythmic interval. You can also have a friend "DJ" your violin by turning a knob that changes the characteristics of the drum pattern.