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PianoArc Round Keyboard: Music is a Flat Circle

PianoArc Round Keyboard: Music is a Flat Circle
Brockett Parsons plays keyboard for Lady Gaga, who is as famous for her outlandish outfits as for her songs. Brockett wanted to get in line with his star and be an eye-catching performer on his own.…
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Imitone MIDI Controller Turns Voices Into MIDI Signals: Impressionist

Imitone MIDI Controller Turns Voices Into MIDI Signals: Impressionist
Digital audio software lets you emulate the sounds of instruments that you don’t own or know how to play in real life. But these programs don’t eliminate the learning curve. They’re still not intuitive. Imitone can…
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Mi.Mu Gesture Control Music Glove: New Wave

Mi.Mu Gesture Control Music Glove: New Wave
The very talented musician Imogen Heap and her colleagues at Mi.Mu are working on a glove that will allow you to make music by moving your fingers and hands. Think Minority Report, but instead of flipping…
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Ototo Musical Invention Kit Scales with Your Imagination

Ototo Musical Invention Kit Scales with Your Imagination
It may not look like much, but Dentaku’s tiny board lets you follow in the footsteps of Leo Fender, Antonio Stradivari, Ikutaro Kakehashi and other musical instrument makers. It’s called the Ototo, and it’s a small…
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RumbleRail Floppy Disk Jukebox: Diskman 8.0

RumbleRail Floppy Disk Jukebox: Diskman 8.0
I’m sure you’ve seen videos of floppy disk drives rigged to play music. Simon Schoar took the hack to the next level with RumbleRail, a modular floppy jukebox that plays MIDI files loaded to its SD…
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Touch Board Turns Touch Into Sound (and More): Synthetic Synesthesia

Touch Board Turns Touch Into Sound (and More): Synthetic Synesthesia
Last month I talked about Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint Pen, which can be used to make simple or hidden circuits. Thanks to the company’s newest product, you can use the pen to make more complex and…
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QuNeo Multitouch Music Controller: A Fingers-on Review

QuNeo Multitouch Music Controller: A Fingers-on Review
A while back, I wrote about the QuNeo, a reasonably priced, multitouch music controller, packed with triggers and modifiers. The folks at Keith McMillen Instruments were kind enough to set me up with a QuNeo so…
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TRON Guitar: Grid Hero

TRON Guitar: Grid Hero
This is the Cybertech T-RON custom electric guitar. Hutchinson Guitar Concepts probably named it so to avoid any trademark issues, but we all know it’s referring to the hit 1982 sci-fi flick Tyrannosaurus Ron, a movie…
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Midi Fighter 3D Music Controller Busts Out Its Best Combo Moves

Midi Fighter 3D Music Controller Busts Out Its Best Combo Moves
Electronic musicians and DJs are always on the lookout for cool new ways to control their music. The Midi Fighter 3D looks like it could be nifty new music-making tool to add to your arsenal.…
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Akai MPC Fly iPad Controller: Turns Your Pad into a Portable Music Production Center

Akai MPC Fly iPad Controller: Turns Your Pad into a Portable Music Production Center
More and more, we’re seeing solutions for electronic musicians who want to take their show on the road without getting too cluttered up. The iPad is one of the most portable computers available right now, and…
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TabStrummer Keyboard-Guitar Combo is the Real Keytar

TabStrummer Keyboard-Guitar Combo is the Real Keytar
It’s hard to tell if the Tabstrummer hails from the future or the past. One thing is for sure, it looks downright awesome. It’s a stand-alone programmable MIDI controller that is half guitar and half keyboard.…
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QuNeo Multitouch Controller Looks Like a Game-Changer for Electronic Music

QuNeo Multitouch Controller Looks Like a Game-Changer for Electronic Music
Electronic musicians and DJs, here’s something you guys will probably love. It’s a new MIDI/USB controller which looks pretty spectactular, especially when you consider the relatively low price, which starts at just 200 bucks.…
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MIDI-Moov Controller Lets Musicians Add Effects Simply by Moving Around

MIDI-Moov Controller Lets Musicians Add Effects Simply by Moving Around
Musicians looking to add effects to their performances have a variety of ways they can do this – using dedicated “stomp boxes”, standalone effects processors, and even apps on their iPhone or iPad. This device will…
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Arcade Button MIDI Controller: Button Mashin’ Beats

Arcade Button MIDI Controller: Button Mashin’ Beats
I had enough problems playing games like Street Fighter II in the arcade, with six buttons in addition to the joystick itself, so when I saw this 8×8 grid of arcade buttons, I figured there’d be…
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MIDI Hats Make Music While Looking Ridiculous

MIDI Hats Make Music While Looking Ridiculous
When I first saw these things, I honestly didn’t know what to say, but you get used to ridiculous headgear pretty quickly around here. These MIDI hats were designed by Sunny Oh and Anna Obikane, and…
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YouRock Guitar Firmware Update Works with Rock Band 3 Pro Mode

YouRock Guitar Firmware Update Works with Rock Band 3 Pro Mode
If you are a big fan of Rock Band 3 and are looking to go even further with Pro mode and use real strings rather than a fret bar, the YouRock Guitar should be your instrument…
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