C-Thru Music AXIS Keyboard Demo


In this series of videos, Elaine Walker explores microtonal music with the C-Thru Music AXIS controller. There are 12 videos in the series embedded above.

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C-Thru Music has lent me this keyboard, called the AXIS, for a few months, and I am rearranging the keys for the Bohlen-Pierce Scale, a macrotuning based on a 3/1 frequency ratio, divided by 13 equal steps.

See http://www.ziaspace.com/elaine/BP for research on the BP Scale.

This particular AXIS toured with the Lionel Richie Band on loan, went to me, and in two weeks I will be flying to Boston to give this AXIS to the Berklee College of Music, Synthesis Department – namely to Dr. Boulanger who will use it for his classes and for the new microtonal club.

I teach Electronic Music at Scottsdale Community College. Come join the fun!

Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

9 thoughts on “C-Thru Music AXIS Keyboard Demo

  1. I don’t understand you comment, are you serious?

    It is a MIDI Keyboard in every sense of the word. Unlike the Haken Continuum which is a MIDI Fingerboard, this has keys and they are on a board.

  2. I believe the first commenter was referring to his amorousness for the person doing the review…

    Music school has obviously changed since I went.

  3. lol wut?

    Bohlen-Pierce scale?
    I had a old piano that my grandmother once owned. I had no idea it was tuned to the Bohlen-Pierce scale. We just thought it needed tuning.

    I am musically ignorant and this video proves it in spades.

  4. so the c-thru-music AXIS… the hex shaped button keyboard ROCKS!!!! not only does it look sci fi, but the feel of the buttons is so much more natural than a piano keyboard, the hexs are formed so that a triangle (triad) of tones configured point left makes minor keys and right is major so every grouping is a nimble step to the next key, the buttons are concave and you slip right in and out of chord progressions, and its fun, it takes you out of the box of your mind and you begin to touch the music in a new way. HOT.

    I dig it

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