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TouchKeys: expressive multi-touch sensing on the piano keyboard

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TouchKeys is a new musical instrument transforming the piano-style keyboard into an expressive multi-touch control surface.  The TouchKeys are touch sensors that can be added to the surface of any keyboard, measuring the location of the fingers while retaining the familiar keyboard action.  TouchKeys lets you add vibrato, pitch bends, tim...
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Top Ten MIDI Products of Winter NAMM 2018

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Best New MIDI Products of Winter NAMM 2018   The Washington Post coverage of NAMM was all about MIDI controllers (you can skip the ad after 15 seconds) Here is The MIDI Association's list of must-see MIDI products at Winter NAMM 2018. MINDMusic Labs  Elk- THE MUSIC OPERATING SYSTEM and Sensus, the world first real smartguitar . ...
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Tirare - MIDI String Instrument

The Tirare is a custom performance interface. In Italian, Tirare means:  (to) throw, (to) to pull. The name refers to the primary performative action employed in order to generate sound. Initially, I was trying to create a form of MIDI concertina. I wanted to pull and push the interface to generate sound, similar to a concertina. I also m...
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The Top 5 MIDI to CV Converters in 2018

If you want to use MIDI with either pre-MIDI analog synths or with modular Euro rack analog synth systems, you need to convert digital MIDI signals into analog voltages.  Fortunately, there are lots of options.  We've selected the top 5 MIDI to CV convertors, but there are tons of choices.  The first three are Eur...
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The Taxonomy of Arpeggiator/LFO Sync

The Taxonomy of Arpeggiator/LFO Sync
An explanation of issues to consider for syncing hardware devices ( LauterZEIT website ). lauterZEIT - Taxonomy of Arpeggiator and LFO Sync http://lauterzeit.com/arp_lfo_seq_sync/
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