Inventor Claude Woodward, aka The Sonic Manipulator, in this video introduces his latest MIDI controller design, The Claude Controller.
It is a sophisticated MIDI controller, allowing the player to articulate many parts of the sound – filters, envelopes, and effects simultaneously, using your left hand and feet. It consists of 36 wheels and 2 joysticks, with a pedalboard. The MIDI circuit is Livid Instruments’ MIDI Brain.
“I think it’s going to be the future of the synthesizer controllers,” says Woodward. “I like to think of a synthesizer more like an acoustic instrument. Rather than an instrument containing 1000 different sounds, you have 1 sound with 1000 articulate-able variations.”
Woodward is looking for feedback on his controller. While Woodward’s demo video starts off wacky, it’s also immediately clear that he’s created a well though-out and powerful MIDI controller.
Check it out and let us know what you think of The Claude Controller!