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Tristan Calderbank made a drum robot for acoustic music

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Tristan is an acoustic musician and a coder so he combined his skills in this musical performance.   What worked and what didn't  Tristan tried a number of different types of motors for his robot including Car Door Locks, Stepper Motors and Solenoids, but they were all too noisy for the acoustic application he was...

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Audio Assemble-Video Tutorials, Product Reviews, & Pro Tools

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There are lots of websites that offer information on DAWs and music production.  Audio Assemble takes a unique approach by offering articles, videos, reviews, interviews and information on schools that offer degrees in music and music production.  The database they have put together about music schools is impressive and they also hav...

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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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Blokas Midihub Standalone MIDI Processor & Router

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MMA Member Blokas releases a USB to MIDI router with built-in MIDI processing  Midihub has 4 MIDI DIN inputs, 4 MIDI DIN output ports and a USB port for power supply and/or communicating with the PC and its software. Using the dedicated Midihub Editor lets you customize Midihub's processing as well as se...

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Ólafur Arnalds' MIDI Generative effects and Pianos that go Bleep Bloop

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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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