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Tag: Midi

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 there’s no doubt that performers are happy to turn theirs into a music-making machine.

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.

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 give musicians yet another way to produce effects, which integrates more naturally into their performance.

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 no way I could ever keep up with the combo move chart for this thing.

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 allow you to make music.

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 of choice.

MeeBlip Synthesizer Kit Encourages Hacking

MeeBlip Synthesizer Kit Encourages Hacking
If you’re into making electronic sounds and like to really get under the hood of your electronics, the MeeBlip is a new synthesizer kit designed for ease of assembly and hacking.

Kitara Touchscreen Guitar: Strumming Without Strings

Kitara Touchscreen Guitar: Strumming Without Strings
Want to play the guitar, but don’t want to deal with those pesky broken strings and having to keep it in tune? Misa Digital’s Kitara is a unique all-digital guitar that replaces strings with a touchscreen for strumming and buttons for frets.

Mad Catz Rock Band 3 Midi Pro Lets Real Musicians Save Money

Mad Catz Rock Band 3 Midi Pro Lets Real Musicians Save Money
…or at least those who own a MIDI-capable set of drums or keyboard. In case you didn’t know, Rock Band’s gaming peripherals can be crazy expensive. Drum sets can reach as high as $300, and the new money-grabber, the keyboards, can go for as much as $190.

Spruce Deuce, the Robot Drummer Percusses His Way Into Our Hearts

Spruce Deuce, the Robot Drummer Percusses His Way Into Our Hearts
Music geek/artist Steve Averill created this crazy contraption, a plywood robot that can play drums. Spruce Deuce gets his rhythm by using a set of arm and wrist servos, controlled by a Highly Liquid MD24 MIDI servo controller.

Vj Fader’S Fadertouch Touchscreen a/V Interface Lets Audience See What He’S Playing

Vj Fader’S Fadertouch Touchscreen a/V Interface Lets Audience See What He’S Playing
Live audio-visual artist VJ Fader tipped me off about this cool visual interface he built for manipulating music and images in real-time. The faderTouch 3.0 isn’t just your run-of-the-mill sequencer. Nope, the unique portable device features an innovative rear-projection system that allows not only VJ, but his audience to watch the on-screen action.

Misa Digital Guitar Says Good Riddance to Strings

Misa Digital Guitar Says Good Riddance to Strings
This digital guitar runs on Linux and has a touch screen interface. How cool is that? What is it exactly? The Misa Digital Guitar is a pressure-sensitive touchscreen MIDI controller that’s been built into a guitar body.

Synthglove: Nintendo Power Glove as Midi Controller

Synthglove: Nintendo Power Glove as Midi Controller
Got a spare Nintendo Power Glove sitting around? Why not do something cool with it like turning it into a modern musical instrument? That’s what synth hacker Denkitribe did when he rewired an old Famicom/NES Power Glove to control an Arduino-based controller circuit.

Beat Sneaks: Midi Drums in Your Shoes

Beat Sneaks: Midi Drums in Your Shoes
Are you a tapper? A flat-surface drummer? You might be interested in the Wii game Let’s Tap… or, if you’re a little more DIY, you might want to put a little kick–or drum–into your tapping habits.

Percussa Audiocubes Make Beautiful Music Together

Percussa Audiocubes Make Beautiful Music Together
You might play electronic music on synthesizers, drum machines, key-tars and guit-boards, but how many of you can claim you’ve jammed out with a set of cubes? AudioCubes are designed to be played in live performances, and let you control sounds by manipulating the position, angles and relationships between the palm-sized cubes.
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