MIDI CONTROLLER

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Description

A midi controller is in simple terms much like a what a dj would use in a performance to play music. This is my attempt to create a Midi Controller. The aim of this project was to make a midi controller that allowed for higher level/variation of gestural control.

 Manipulate sounds by tilting the controller, the further the controller is tilted the higher the degree of sound change. Using momentary push buttons users can activate different samples or sounds while the button is pushed down. To further manipulate sounds there are 4 soft potentiometers that are placed around the controller, as the user moves their finger from one side of potentiometer to the other a numeric value increases or decreases applying an effect on to the sounds. 


Picture of the internal wiring. 4 Soft potentiometer membranes, 1 accelerometer and 16 momentary push buttons

Picture of the internal wiring. 4 Soft potentiometer membranes, 1 accelerometer and 16 momentary push buttons


Even though each part was sending a signal to the computer there was no way for the program Ableton Live to understand what signals were coming through without the use of Max for Live. 

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FINAL

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