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Music of the Plants

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Midi Sprout 

(free open source data by Data Garden)

A) ON/OFF + sensitivity knob. Turn clockwise to turn on, counterclockwise to turn off. Greatest sensitivity is just past the ON position. Lowest sensitivity is established when turned all-the way clockwise.

B) DC 3.5mm input for electrode leads

C) MIDI Port to connect to iOS device via an Roland USB to Midi .

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  1. Install batteries.

  2. Download the free MIDI Sprout Mac App (beta). 

  3. Right-click the file in your downloads and select “Open”
    You will get prompted with a message asking if you’re sure you want to open this. Click “Open” from the prompt. Note that if you do not right-click on the file from the Finder, your computer may not open the file. You will only have to do this the first time you open the app.

  4. Connect the iConnectMIDI+ (4 above) to the USB-A to mini-USB cable (6 above)

  5. Insert the white (input) jack from the iConnectMIDI+ into the MIDI port (C above) on the back of the MIDI Sprout.

  6. Insert the USB jack into the USB port on your Mac

  7. Prepare two leaves on your plant by gently cleaning them with soapy water (most plants purchased from nurseries and department stores are covered by fungicidal gel that can interfere with connection to the MIDI Sprout)

  8. Remove a pair of electrode pads (3 above) from their bag, keeping the plastic protectors on the pads.

  9. Connect the snaps from the leads (2 above) onto the back of the electrode pads. (it’s best to connect the snaps to the pads before placing them on your plant so as to avoid applying excess pressure on the leaf during the snap-on process)

  10. Remove the plastic protectors on the electrode pads and affix them to the leaves. Then put the plastic protectors back into the bag for the pads.

  11. Turn on your MIDI Sprout by turning the knob (A above) on the front of the device clockwise, This knob determines sensitivity of your MIDI Sprout, with its greatest sensitivity in the position closest to the ON position and it’s lowest sensitivity when turned fully clockwise.

  12. You should now see the logo on the MIDI Sprout app on your Mac lighting up and hear the music of your plant!



Download  CloudDrum Osx/Win    -      Ample Percussion Cloudrum v1.01Full Installer (Mac)  /.   Full Installer (Win) > Install

Download  ChordGen    -      Open Source Sacred Resonance & synthesizerwriter  (CloudGen APP)

Open Chord Gen > Select input and output

Choose Scale and your plants play any musical Key

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Options Select midi device  

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Download other free Standalone Synth and just select the midi in as your midi plant device (USB) or Bluetooth

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