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MIDI Controllers

MIDI Controllers are hardware and software systems designed to generates and transmits MIDI data to MIDI-enabled devices. The most common types of MIDI Controllers are music keyboards, MIDI control surfaces and DJ control surfaces.

Here are the most recent posts at Synthtopia about MIDI Controllers.

Articles about MIDI Controllers:

What Is The Syntheshredder?

Designer Jesse Chorng thought it would be cool to combine skateboarding and sound synthesis.

So he’s building The Syntheshredder.

It’s a 20ft diameter skate bowl that will house sensors embedded under the surface. These will then be routed to a series of hardware instruments as well as custom software that will effectively turn the ramp into a versatile musical instrument.

By transforming the skater into the musician, the Syntheshredder will have the potential to generate sounds and layered compositions that Chorng believes will be ‘quite powerful and compelling’.

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Avid has introduced the M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 – a portable USB-powered 32-note keyboard MIDI controller that offers plug-and-play operation with your computer or iPad. Read more…