Hardware Prototypes/Non-Commercial products

Number of entries: 26
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Drum MIDIa for PlayStation Controller Interface

KONAMI© drum mania as PlayStation controller transform to portable drum for street live or home use.

The Monolith (Monolithic two-dimensional Multitimbral Keyboard)

The Monolith allows a player to perform live all the parts simultaneously of their composition by manual fingering on a two-dimensional plane.

TRON dirigent



Vimana Sequencer is a personal interpretation of a Multi-track Midi Step Sequencer with an Open Philosophy regarding the User Interface


KIBBY-A-FREAK drums is made of recycled parts and bamboo framing, making it an affordable and practical environment friendly DIY project for the African market.


midimeister tries to carry the procedural possibilities from Eurorack modules into realtime midi note and CC effects to enhance the midi data it’s fed.


BC01 is a compact 3-in-1 MIDI device that serves as a customizable breath controller, input for expression pedal / knobs, and programmable MIDI buttons.

The hybrid expression pedal

A passive expression pedal that can be used also as a fully programmable MIDI expression pedal, ready for on stage performances.

MIDI Dashboard

A 1U rack mount device for viewing MIDI data on full-colour displays

Arduino MIDI Controller

Tutorial how to build a Do It Yourself Arduino MIDI Controller

Incredible Instruments 16x16 midi matrix router

An innovative rack mount 16x16 matrix router for the MIDI 2.0 routing needs of the studio and stage.

Eukaryote, a quarantine robot buddy

This is Eukaryote, a MIDI-controlled robot musician!

Lead Machine

Based on video game controllers, the Lead Machine can be your gateway to playing your digital instrument intuitively and comfortably with complete expressive control.


Finally an electric bass guitar to MIDI converter with low-to-no latency, tight enough for live performance.


A huge LED-Beat-Counter for Live Performances

The SquishBox

An all-in-one performance synthesizer in a stompbox with 4 USB inputs, infinite instrument splits/layering, effects, arpeggiators, MIDI routing, and more.

Striso board

The Striso board is an expressive instrument and MPE MIDI keyboard for creating a deep connection with the music you make.


Microcosmos is a small (130X80mm) open-source electronic board aimed at prototyping electronic musical instruments and learning electronics, microcontroller programming, MIDI and audio DSP.

Midi Stack

The Midi Stack is a modular, stand-alone hardware system for playing and visualizing standard Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) files.

Positronic Recursion Studio

A fractal synthesizer from the future. Recurse your MIDI signals, your CV’s or your grandma's quantum brownies. Innumerable novel HD fractals at your fingertips.

MetaGlove for Augmented Arts

The Meta Glove for Augmented Art is a low cost MIDI controller glove that allows musicians and artists to augment their digital expressivity resulting in high impact, high publicity and social media attention for them and their sponsors.


Soft, stretchable, and deformable MIDI-KnittedKeyboard for intimate, organic, and expressive musical composition and performance

Super MIDI Pak

Super MIDI Pak turns your Super Nintendo into a MIDI synthesizer!

Qwerty Midi Controller

Open source MIDI controller based on a QWERTY keyboard and an Arduino. To control in real time 100s of hidden parameters of the Hardware Synths.

The Digi-Gurdy: A MIDI Hurdy Gurdy

The Digi-Gurdy is a low-cost MIDI Hurdy Gurdy with many tuning options and a detachable playable keybox for maximum portability, allowing practice anywhere.


ProtoZOA is a flexible prototyping tool for MIDI 2.0. Open source firmware provides MIDI 2.0 interfaces and functions for developers to use in their own hardware and software products.