The latest MIDI news and product releases plus archives of  The MIDI Association's monthly newsletter- The MIDI Message.

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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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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SoulPedal® Beta Testing Begins - A Wearable Expression Controller with MIDI in your Shoe?

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SoulPedal® (SP) is a wearable controller that slips inside your shoe (as an insole) and wirelessly controls effects for musicians. In this YouTube demo, local Beta Tester and Musician, Kody Raine of Chandler Arizona, explains how he's using MIDI Change Control messages from SP's wireless controller to modulate his own gear. Not so obvious in the vi...
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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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