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Skwitch: Connect to your iPhone and start making music

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Skwitch: It's an iPhone accessory David Skulina from Edinburgh, United Kingdom founded Skoogmusic  and in 2015 ran a successful funding campaign on Indiegogo and released it's first original tactile music interface, Skoog. Skwitch is Skoogmusic's newest offering and it is has a unique approach. It clips on yo...

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Elk Audio OS for everyone!

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Elk releases open source version of award winning Audio Operating System and Development Kit for Raspberry Pi.   We've covered ELK innovations on the site before. Check out these articles on Steinberg and the  Elk Powered Retrologue desktop synth and the collaboration between Fishman, Arturia and MIND Music Labs and th...

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Jammy EVO, a next-gen stringed MIDI controller, on Kickstarter now

On its mission of creating the right MIDI device for those who feel more comfortable with 6 strings than with 25 keys, Jammy Instruments is launching a compact stringed MIDI controller Jammy EVO that allows playing any instrument like playing guitar. The Kickstarter campaign is already live on the link. Jammy EVO raised the goal of $50,000 in just ...

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Build a MIDI Controller with Arduino

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Hi everyone! In this article I will teach you how to build your own Arduino powered MIDI controller. MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface and it is a protocol that allows computers, musical instruments and other hardware to communicate. If you follow each and every step of this tutorial you will be able to make music with ...

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Watermelons, Summer and MIDI from MEZERG

Sometimes you just need to relax and do something cool. So on Labor day weekend 2020 we shared this video from MEZERG enjoying some cool watermelon, some bright sun and a dip in the pool. Oh yeah, and MIDI of course!  Want to try it yourself ? Playtronic makes it possible Playtron is a new type of music device. Connect Play...

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Respiro from ImoxPlus turns your breath into an expressive instrument

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Respiro is a new generation software synthesizer using physical modelling that contains a "state of the art" sound engine able to reproduce the sound and behaviour similar to wind-instruments. It has sonic capabilities of woodwinds and can also create 'never heard before' sounds. It turns your breath and/or touch into a unique experience, providing...

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LEET Synth is everything we love-DIY, 3D Printable, Open Source, Modular and MIDI

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You can make Johan Von Konow's new modular synth for about $6! "I have designed a keyboard, drum pad, chord keyboard, arpeggiator and a step sequencer. One special feature is that the units have RGB LEDs for each key, enabling playback visualization (so each device is both MIDI out and in). This is helpful for music training and editing, but i...

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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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Playtronica's Orbita Makes Making MIDI Music colorful and easy

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Playtronica makes playing with MIDI easy We have always been a big fan of Berlin-based Playtronica. They have done MIDI installations for Hermes and Issey Miyake.  Back on Labor Day 2020, we covered the Watermelon jam from MEZERG that used Playtronica to turn watermelons into MIDI controllers. Watermelons, Summer and MIDI from M...

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Bitmi - New USB MIDI Drum Pad

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Hello everyone, my name is Diego Leroux. I´m from Buenos Aires, Argentina and I would like to share with the community a new product I've been developing for the past 3 years. It's called Bitmi, a USB MIDI velocity sensitive drum pad. Bitmi was designed to be simple and effective as a tool to record percussive MIDI tracks. It's class compliant so n...

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