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Introduction to Alternative MIDI Controllers

By Jef Stott

Modifiers such as modulation wheels, pitch bend wheels, sustain pedals, pitch sliders, buttons, knobs, faders, switches, ribbon controllers, etc., alter an instrument's state of operation, and thus can be used to modify sounds or other parameters of music performance in real time via MIDI connections. The 128 virtual MIDI controllers and their electronic messages connect the actual buttons, knobs, wheels, sliders, etc. with their intended actions within the receiving device.

Today we will explore some very innovative uses of normal household items to trigger MIDI information.

Presenters: Jef Stott, Celi Villalobos, Akiko Yamada & Kevin Corcoran


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