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Curve - by Nathan M. Asman

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This custom-built instrument is called Curve, and is named after the shape and contour of the interface itself. I wanted to create something that had a myriad of different sensors and ways of controlling different musical parameters, while also maintaining the functionality and traditional idioms of other controllers, interfaces, and instruments th...
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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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Ólafur Arnalds' MIDI Generative effects and Pianos that go Bleep Bloop

10571410-16x9-large Ólafur Arnalds at the Sydney Opera House Image: Prudence Upton
Ólafur Arnalds didn't start out playing keyboards. He started out as a drummer in hard rock bands. He is not alone. Yoshiki from the legendary Japanese hard rock band X Japan comes to mind. Many people forget that the piano is classified as a percussion instrument along with marimbas and vibraphones.  He has ...
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Re.corder re.invented as a MIDI Controller

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 re.corder gives you three different ways to play.  Play acoustically, with or without the application running. It's a regular recorder. Play digitally (you can mute it with the supplied mute-plug) silently and use the sounds of the app's library, alone or play with up to three other friends! This will allow you to to pract...
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Itty Bitty Squishy Things Roundup

Itty Bitty Squishy Things Roundup
Dave Battino wrote an article which was a  roundup of ultra-compact keyboard and pad MIDI controllers in the December 2013 issue of keyboard.  He shared the video he created to show these itty bitty MIDI devices. 
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