Sometimes it seems that there’s no end to the types of MIDI controllers that people come up with.
Want proof? Here’s are some of the strangest MIDI controllers we’ve seen:
Using Pennies As A Drum Controller
That’s just of start of it. Read on for MIDI Hamsters, MIDI Drivers’ Licenses and more!
MIDI Laser Beam Drums
Gypsy MIDI Controller
DrumPants are a set of pants that enable the wearer to produce drum sounds by hitting various parts of the pants with his hands. The wearer thusly becomes a cyborg musician, his body assuming the roles of both player and instrument, allowing for spontaneous electric hambone solos or even collaborations with other musicians in a band setting.
A MIDI controller printed on a regular piece of typing paper.
Driver’s License as Ableton Live MIDI Controller
Using the magnetic strip on the back of a driver’s license to make a ribbon controller, which then controls Autofilter in Live 6 via MIDI.
MIDI with Hamster Control
An intelligent MIDI sequencer was designed with hamster control. The MIDI sequencer intelligently produced melodies by manipulating the musical elements of rhythm and note-choice. Guided by inputs based on hamster movements, Markov chains were used to perform such beat and note computations.
midiGun – An Alternative MIDI Controller
The midiGun is described as the future of controllerism.
Ray Edgar – Flexonica II
The Sweatstick is a one-meter aluminum rod, articulated in the middle, with a sliding keypad for each hand. Performance style variously resembles martial arts, dancing with a broom, hang gliding, praying, and playing guitar.
Heartbeat MIDI Controller
Know of anything weirder than these strange MIDI controllers? Let me know in the comments!