Remember Patrick Flanagan & Jazari – his band of electroacoustic music robots?
This video takes a look at his DIY MIDI controller, the Meganome.
“I like the feel of arcade buttons and look of exotic hardwoods,” notes Flanagan, “so mass-market products just weren’t right for me.”
The Meganome is a DIY Arduino MIDI Controller, inspired by the monome controller and powered by an Arduino Mega. Like other grid controllers like the Launchpad and Push, it has performance modes for triggering drums, playings synths, and launching clips and effects.
Here’s a music video that captures Jazari in action (Flanagan has mangled much of the video with Processing-driven effects):
Here’s another performance video, that shows the Meganome used as a drum machine controller: