Gustavo Silveira is a composer, multimedia artist, and maker. Silveira holds a Bachelor's degree in music composition from the Federal University of Pelotas and a Master's degree in Music and Technology from Georgia Southern University in the United States.
Since 2015, Gustavo has been creating musical interfaces with Arduino, such as MIDI controllers and synthesizers, and has created the blog Músico Nerd, where he shares various open source projects and tutorials in the field.
In 2018, he was a finalist in the Guthman New Music Instrument Competition, the world's most important competition for new musical instruments, with the XT Synth. In 2019, he worked as a Human-Computer Interaction Electronics Designer at the IDIA Lab at Ball State University in the United States, creating interactive audiovisual installations.
Gustavo has presented his work as a maker at major Maker Faires such as the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Francisco and the World Maker Faire in New York, and his work has been featured on specialized websites such as Gearnews, DJ Tech Tools, and the Arduino website.
In this video, I'll give you a complete guide on how you can program the Arduino to send MIDI notes with buttons and switches. With buttons, you can trigger MIDI samples, play drums, and notes, and ma... ...more
February 06, 2024•3 min read
By Gustavo Silveira
Gustavo Silveira is a Brazilian multimedia artist, music technologist, and maker. A DIY freak. Gustavo holds a master’s in Music Technology – from Georgia Southern University – and his work has been featured on many specialized websites, Maker Faires, competitions, etc. In 2018 Gustavo won the Averitt Award in excellence in instruction by Georgia Southern University and was a finalist at the Guthman New Musical Instrument Competition, the biggest competition for new musical instruments in the world!