Moldover-The Godfather of Controllerism

Moldover-The Godfather of Controllerism
Controllerism In 2005 , Matt Moldover and Dj Shakey (Julie Covello) coined the term "Controllerism"  to describe   Moldover's performance style.   Ean Golden from Remix Magazine (now running djtechtools ) wrote an article "Music Maneuvers: Discover the Digital Turntablism Concept, Controllerism, Compliments of Mol...
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[Updated] How to Make Your Own 3.5mm mini stereo TRS-to-MIDI 5 pin DIN cables

[Updated] How to Make Your Own 3.5mm mini stereo TRS-to-MIDI 5 pin DIN cables
Editors note: As there is now an MMA official standard for  for TRS MIDI, this article simply describes the TRS connectors that exist in the market.   Future porducts should use this MMA specification.  Download the MIDI TRS Speification In the past few years, MIDI hardware products have become smaller and smaller, esp...
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Itty Bitty Squishy Things Roundup

Itty Bitty Squishy Things Roundup
Dave Battino wrote an article which was a  roundup of ultra-compact keyboard and pad MIDI controllers in the December 2013 issue of keyboard.  He shared the video he created to show these itty bitty MIDI devices. 
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The MIDI Association and Bluetooth MIDI at 2016 SXSW

The MIDI Association and Bluetooth MIDI at 2016 SXSW
For the past few days we have been at the SXSW Music Expo.  It turns out that Austin now only has a vibrant synth scene, but there are a lot of Austin based startups doing some pretty cool things with MIDI. Also at the show we got to meet with some companies from around the globe and from all over the US doing cool things with Bluetooth M...
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Alternative Controllers: Part 5 Hand-Held and Struck Controllers, and Controllers for Microtonal Tunings

Hand-Held Controllers Electronic MIDI controllers that you hold in your hands and shake or move about to make music date back to 1986. That was the year Palmtree Instruments introduced Airdrums, a tabletop MIDI controller wired to two tubes that contain sensors for detecting motion in any of six directions. The control box transmits six triggers pe...
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