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Alternative Controllers: from The Synthesizer by Mark Vail Part 4 Multi Dimensional Controllers

Multi Dimensional ControllersIf you'd prefer a surface that's stretched much further, consider the Haken Continuum Fingerboard (http://www.hakenaudio.com/Continuum). Its control surface feels like silk and looks like a wide ribbon with alternating scarlet and maroon stripes. Designed by Lippold Haken, the Continuum goes beyond two dimensions. Its l...
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Alternative Controllers: from The Synthesizer by Mark Vail Part 1-Intro

IntroAlternative ControllersA keyboard isn't the only means of playing a synthesizer. Synthesist/multi-instrumentalist/composer Kevin Fortune (http://www.kevinbrahenyfortune.com) is one of many who enjoy using alternative controllers. He believes the kind of controller you use not only directly influences the type of music you create, but it also c...
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Alternative Controllers: from The Synthesizer by Mark Vail Part 3 Touch Controllers

Touch ControllersSome of the earliest alternative controllers came from Don Buchla, who has mostly avoided implementing standard organ-style keyboards on his synthesizers. Beginning with the first modular synthesizer he developed for the San Francisco Tape Music Center (I highly recommend this book: http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520...
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Alternative Controllers: from The Synthesizer by Mark Vail Part 2- Guitar Like Controllers and Wind Controllers

Starr Labs Z6Xzoom1If you want an expressive MIDI controller that looks and straps on like a guitar, Starr Labs (http://www.starrlabs.com) may have what you're looking for within its Ztar lineup. Instead of actual guitar strings, their Z6s (http://www.starrlabs.com/product/z6s-in-stock) has what they call "string triggers" that you can pluck and st...
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MIDI Standard Controller Numbers

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