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Vote for the 2021 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition Finalists

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We love the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition!  Last year the three winners of the Guthman were all MIDI controllers and we interviewed them in one of our our May Is MIDI 2019 webinars.  May Is MIDI Month 2019 Webinar: Guthman Musical Instrument Design -   Guthman Musical Instrument Design CompetitionMay 11, 2019 at 7P...

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Pitch Innovations Releases Fluid Pitch - A Revolutionary Pitch Bend System

The Creative Pitch Bending Plugin.Fluid pitch is an innovative next-generation Pitch bend system, which is not only free of existing limitations  but a Revolutionary Leap Forward in Music expressions for all Musicians Fluid pitch introduces the World's First Scale-Locked-Pitch-Bend System powered by Midi to MPE upscale engi...

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KnittedKeyboard: A multi-modal, textile-based soft MIDI controller

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KnittedKeyboard is a recent project coming out from the Responsive Environments Group at the MIT Media Lab. This instrument provides new interactions and tactile experiences for musical expressions, and it can be easily worn, folded, rolled up, and packed in our luggage like a pair of socks or a scarf. The project was initi...

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Voice-to-MIDI: A More Intuitive Way to Interact with Music

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The Problem-No Real-Time Solutions  Three years ago, while on tour with my band, Ritual Howls, I encountered a problem. After five grueling hours of sitting in a van on our way to the next gig, I had an idea for a drum beat but no way to capture it. All my gear was surgically packed away and out of reach. How could I capture my idea and turn i...

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MIDI and Music AI

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Google's Duet AI (with Web MIDI)  Google Creative Lab recently released A.I. Duet, an interactive AI Music experiment that lets you use your laptop keyboard or a MIDI keyboard (using Chrome's Web MIDI feature) to make music and experiment with artificial intelligence .  Duet was built by Yotam Mann and t...

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Google Releases Song Maker with Web MIDI

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Google Creative Lab, Use All Five, and Yotam Mann launched a new browser-based music sequencer called Song Maker.  It's a classic grid style sequencer and allows anyone to easily create simple grooves on the web.  You can even connect your MIDI keyboard or other controllers to input notes via Web MIDI.  When you're fin...

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Google's Music Transformer- State of the Art in Music AI?

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Google has been doing amazing work in music AI and recently they posted demos created by their Music Transformer. The goal was to generate longer pieces of music that had more coherence because the model was using relative attention.  We found that by using relative attention, which explicitly modulates attention based on how far apart tw...

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AR Pianist combines MIDI and AI to create virtual piano performances in your home

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Massive Technologies releases major update to AR Pianist with new MIDI and Audio features Massive Technologies (MT) newest AR Pianist update shows the unique power of combining MIDI Data with AI and VR technologies and is an incredibly engaging combination of new technologies.  They gave The MI...

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Google Magenta-Making Music with MIDI and Machine Learning

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In January 2018, we covered Intel's Keynote pre-show which prominently featured Artificial Intelligence and MIDI.   But one of the leaders in the AI and Machine Learning field is Google.  Their Magenta project has been doing a lot of research and experimentation in using machine learning for both art and music. The gre...

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Celebrate International Women's Day with Music Hackspace

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Whether you are a beginner or advanced we invite you to explore our unique workshops, which range from live coding sound to creating dynamic drum patterns, plus much more…. All sessions will be led by women artists, creators, producers and educators, within a safe and inviting online space. Here, at Music Hackspace we champion and celebrate women w...

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