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This section of resources covers stories about MIDI people and the stories behind MIDI products.  
Here you'll find  stories about MIDI history all the way from 850 AD to the present, interviews with MIDI artists and the people behind the MID products you use, the inside scoop on what the future holds for MIDI and much mo...re.  More

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Sonoclast: Plastic Pitch Plus - Using MIDI to Experiment with Microtonality

I created the Plastic Pitch Plus (PPP) to experiment with microtonality.  My primary design goal was to create a physical interface that gives immediate and independent control of pitches in a scale.  One way of doing microtonality involves generating lists of frequencies or ratios. In contrast, I wanted something that would naturally eng...
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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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Virtual organ console unit: how to let your MIDI devices play as an organ

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Introduction​ We have started our project to find a way how to build full-featured organ console out of available MIDI instruments. One of our project goals was to extend the coverage of the "virtual organ" from software also to the hardware. We have turned it into "virtual organ console". Virtual pipe organ technology (VPO) has been well esta...
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Telemidi - Creating music over The Internet in real-time

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What is Telemidi? A system of connecting two DAW environments over the internet, to achieve real-time musical `jamming'. The product of Masters research by Matt Bray. "...a musician's behaviour at one location will be occurring at the other location in a near synchronous manner, and vice versa, thus allowing for a `jam' like atmosphere to...
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Frank Zappa and the Synclavier.

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​In 1986 Frank Zappa  released his final studio album  in his lifetime; for the remaining seven years of his life, he would only release live concert albums. Jazz from Hell is an instrumental album whose selections were all composed and recorded by Frank Zappa . It was released in 1986 by Barking Pumpkin Records on vinyl and by Rykod...
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