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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 estab...

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Oddball- A bouncing ball MIDI controller

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Kickstarter has been a place where some of our favorite MIDI controllers started whether it's Mogees or the Artiphon (one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time).  Our friends at A3E, the  Advanced Audio + Application Exchange sent us a link to this new Kickstarter about Oddball,  a ball you cab bounce with a&n...

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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 ma...

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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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MIDI Bag Pipes

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It always amazes us that you can find a MIDI version of almost any instrument. So we decided to look at what's available for MIDI bagpipes. There are actually a good number of choices.   The technochanter The Technochanter is portable and fits its in your pocket. It's also battery powered and runs on one standard AAA 1.5V a...

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Genki Instruments Wave Controls Sounds with Motion

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MIDI Bling with wireless rings There are a number of MIDI rings on the market. IK Multimedia makes one and so does Enhancia. Here are links to articles on those.  The Enhancia Ring MIDI Controller at CES 2018 -   For the past several years a MIDI product has always been in the Best of CES product list including the Roli Seaboard and the Z...

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My Body is MIDI Controller by Daði Freyr

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When we saw this YouTube video of Daði Freyr using the Genki wave MIDI controller, we knew we had to post it right away.  The Wave MIDI controller from Genki has been .... well making waves.   "Wave adds a new dimension to musical creativity... It's a cool tool for all creatives and I can definitely recommend adding it...

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OceanSwift Xbox Midi Controller

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Main Features VST 32/64BIT & STANDALONE WINDOWS ONLY CONTROLLER    Officially supports Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and Aimpad controllers Standalone and VSTi in 32 and 64 bitsRun it Standalone or in your DAW or choice. Control any MIDI-capable Hardware or Software Control your favourite hardware and software, simply and easily! Control Music s...

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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 Eurorack 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 Euro...

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MIDI and the Surface Pen

Pens and stylus' have been employed as computer interaction devices for quite some time now. Most commonly they were used along with peripheral graphics tablets to give a more natural flow to the artist or designer than a mouse could muster. With the release of the Surface Pro hybrid laptop by Microsoft in 2012 they brought a digital pen along to p...

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