Les Boîtes Mécaniques (Mechanical Boxes) from Kogumi

Les Boîtes Mécaniques (Mechanical Boxes) from Kogumi
​In our history of MIDI, we covered the very earliest mechanical music machines.  MIDI History:Chapter 1- 850 AD to 1850 AD - To really understand the origins of MIDI, you need to go all the way back to before there were digitally controlled synthesizers and computers, In fact you need to go back before there was even electricity to the very f...
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Arduino MIDI Output Basics

Arduino MIDI Output Basics
Introduction The Arduino UNO is a popular open-source microcontroller that, in many respects, is a perfect complement to the extensible nature of the Music Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) protocol. Microcontroller platforms such as Arduino, Teensy, and others, make it relatively easy to develop custom MIDI controllers that respond to light, pre...
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The Great American Horn Machine GAHM

The Great American Horn Machine GAHM
The loudest MIDI instrument ever ?   Dana Dolfi has created what is probably the loudest MIDI controlled instrument ever made out of recycled ship, truck and train air horns and steam whistles.  Dolfi, a pipe-fitter and project manager for Chapman Corp. in Washington, Pennsylvania sets his 3-ton, red, white and blue atop a ...
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A curated list of MIDI DIY projects on Instructables

A curated list of MIDI DIY projects on Instructables
​ Instructables  is a site which hosts DIY projects and is a platform for people to share what they make through words, photos, video and files. We have gone through the many MIDI DIY projects  and picked our some of our favorite projects.  To see all the MIDI projects that are available on the site, jus...
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Sky Magic Live at Mt.Fuji :MIDI Controlled LED Drones

Sky Magic Live at Mt.Fuji :MIDI Controlled LED Drones
Okay, I admit it.  I'm a sucker for this sort of thing.  First, I have been into MIDI my whole life. Second, I lived in Japan for 7 years and have climbed Mt Fuji (twice).  Third, I love the combination of MIDI and art especially visual art.    So when I saw this I was hooked even before I watched it.  The Be...
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