How to Build A Custom MIDI Controller

In the video below, controllerist Moldover explains, step-by-step, the evolution, design, and building of his custom Mojo MIDI controller:

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Free Kaoss 64 Beatbox Plugin For Windows

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via CDMDJ Chinkial came up with a free VST (Windows-only) beatbox for your computer, using the Korg KAOSS Pad KP3 as outboard controller, complete with visual feedback.

It’s a work in progress – but worth checking out if you’re on Windows. 

DJ Chinkial explains:

Kaoss64 is a 16 step 64 part sequencer that triggers the slices of two bar loops like a sort of rex file player for wav.

oh and if you’d like to try it out 
it would work with any old midi controller just wont have the visual interaction

x position is cc10 
y position is cc24 
pad trig is cc25 but thats just used for visuals

the abcd buttons are the lowest register keys on a keyboard

cheers again and have a good christmas and new year al.

And if any Synthtopia readers are AU programmers – how about something like this for Macheads?

Merry X-Bass Minimal Electro House Live Jam

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A holiday synth jam from Muzik 4 Machines.

  • Korg ESX1: All Sequences/Drums
  • Yamaha TX81z: Reverby/Pumpy Sawtooth Bass (chain:TX81z-Akai MFC42-Alesis Nanoverb-DBX266 ch1 (pump)-ch2 (Compression)-Mixer)
  • Roland MKS50: Hoover/Saw/Lead/Pumpy Synth (Chain MKS50-Boss SL20-DBX266-Zoom RFX2200-Mixer)
  • Redsound SoundBite Pro: Vocals/looping
  • Korg Kaoss pad 2: Tempo Delay
  • Korg Kaoss Pad 3: Loops, Looper(snare rolls), Grainshifter
  • Korg Kaossilator: Noise Sweeps (path: K01-Mini KP(Delay)-Mixer)
  • Korg ER1: Beatbox AND sidechain signal (Chain: left out-ProCo Turbo Rat-Boss V-Wha-Mixer)
  • DX200: Fm E-piano, pads, 303-esque sequences, etc (Chain: Left Out-Boss DD5 delay-Mixer)
  • Motu Midi Mixer 7s: My mixer, controlled by the BCF2000)
  • Kawai Midi Patchbay:Guess 
  • DBX MC 6: Output Compressor

NOT used: 
a computer, besides recording it; no edition, no mastering, What you hear is what I send out of the main outs