FeelYourSound has introduced MidiMidi, a new Windows app that works with the JoyLabz Makey Makey invention kit to let you make a MIDI controller out of just about anything.
Here’s what they have to say about it:
Have you ever dreamed about building your own MIDI controller / drumkit / instrument but weren’t sure about all the technical stuff and the costs? With MidiMidi (software) and MaKey MaKey (hardware) it’s entirely possible to build your own gear without any soldering. If you know how to plug in a USB device you are ready to go.
Here’s a demo of the MidiMidi + Makey Makey combo in action:
- Fully MIDI compatible – You can send both MIDI notes and MIDI continuous controller values (CC) to your synthesizers or your workstation. A special Toggle mode can be used to trigger drumloops or mute tracks etc.
- No soldering required Simply connect alligator clips to objects that should work as MIDI triggers. Any conductive material like fruits, metal, or other band members will work.
- Give your audience something to talk about!!
The Makey Makey has a street price of about US $50; MidiMidi is $27.