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MIDI's Not Scary -- Unless it's Halloween!

MIDI's Not Scary -- Unless it's Halloween!

DC Cemetery will be updated for 2017! For years now the Brent Ross, Creator & Designer of the DC Cemetery has been creating some of best Halloween haunts by using all kinds of technology including MIDI. Here is an article form 2008 updated with the 2014 video and information on where you can see the 2017 version DC...

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"Let's" Makes You Want to Play Music with Art

"Let's" Makes You Want to Play Music with Art

LET'S is a team of Seattle multi media artists (Andy Arkley, Courtney Barnebey and Peter Lynch) who create interactive sculptures that combine art and sound using MIDI.  In their latest installation , We, now on at MadArt gallery in Seattle, the LET's team uses DIY controllers and an in-depth knowledge of MIDI to allow ...

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Brockett Parsons and the Piano Arc

Brockett Parsons and the Piano Arc

 Brockett Parsons is a keyboard player from Summit, New Jersey.  Brockett studied at Bucknell University and played both piano and trumpet. He went on to study further at Berkelee College of Music in Boston.  In 2009 Brockett then became a winner of the MTV reality show "Making His Band" featuring P Diddy. The show was an intens...

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Navi Retlav-#DigMyRig Top Ten

Navi Retlav-#DigMyRig Top Ten

#DigMyRig Photo Gear List  This is my "Battery powered studio" currently unplugged since I'm missing the multi channel audio interface that could handle most of my synths at once for live play. I'm also hoping to record the new CD with all of them and make some live gigs in local clubs. I'm trying to limit my self only to battery powered hardw...

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MIDI Artist Interview with Jordan Rudess

MIDI Artist Interview with Jordan Rudess

WHEN DID YOU FIRST GET INVOLVED WITH MIDI? That was so long ago. One of my first exposures to MIDI was the Hybrid Arts sequencer with an Atari computer, I have very fond memories of those days and somehow that older software seemed more stable then some software these days, maybe because today every program is trying to do so mu...

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Claude Woodward- The Sonic Manipulator

Claude Woodward- The Sonic Manipulator

If you have never run across Claude Woodward, The Sonic Manipulator while searching the web then you really have to start with his own description of his origins.  Greetings Earthlings,I have had many interesting adventures on my way to becoming a spaceman, such is the nature of the convolutions of life.After taking a spin out from M...

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Love Props creates an incredible MIDI powered Daft Punk Guy Manuel helmet

Love Props creates an incredible MIDI powered Daft Punk Guy Manuel helmet

There have been fan-created Daft Punk helmets before the Love Props' GM01.  You could buy a Halloween mask/prop for around $200 like this one pictured below.   In 2010, Volpin Props did a YouTube video  about "How to make a Daft Punk helmet in 17 months" that got over 4 million views.  But Love Props has take...

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Novalia Partners with Pizza Hut to make the world's first playable DJ pizza box

Novalia Partners with Pizza Hut to make the world's first playable DJ pizza box

Not to be outdone by McDonald's or Bud Light, Pizza Hut in the UK has worked with TMA member Novalia and released a limited edition DJ Pizza box. DJ Vectra  Novalia creates paper thin self adhesive touch sensors from printed conductive ink and attached silicon micro controller modules. Their control modules use bluetoo...

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Swirve/Lawrence Buck-#DigMyRig Top Ten

Swirve/Lawrence Buck-#DigMyRig Top Ten

#DigMyRig Photo Gear List ​ ** Computers & Recording **  Mac Pro 2014 6-core w/64Gb RAM, 1Tb Flash[Main DAW]  iMac 27" 3.4Ghz quad-core i7 w/32Mb RAM [Office Mac]  Philips 40" 4k Display x2  32" LED TV 2 x  3Tb Drives in thunderbolt chasis RAID 0  Focal cms65 Monitors  KRK Rokit 8 Monitors w/sub...

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mothhaven-#DigMyRig Top Ten

mothhaven-#DigMyRig Top Ten

#DigMyRig Photo Gear List Hi, Like most of us, my setup is always evolving, but this is its current state. I work mostly OOTB (Out of the Box), but once I've got something going I'll record into the computer for rearrangement and editing (esp. for length!). I have two main MIDI work stations, with a BeatStep Pro and a Squark Pyramid as the respecti...

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