Homebrewed MIDI controllers

Music Technology
Homebrewed MIDI controllers

Peter’s knowledge of all things MIDI… is intimating writes in with a collection of homebrewed MIDI controllers– Using DYI kits from makers like Doepfer, you can build your own custom controller for music software and other MIDI-compatible applications. (Just in time for Make 07 hitting newsstands!) David Cross has built this gorgeous DJ-style controller – Link. And electronic musician Monolake has built a “sequel” to his monster controller for the software he helped design, Ableton Live – Link. These projects are similar to the controller you (MAKE) covered in May – Link.


  • Nintendo DS MIDI – Link.
  • MIDI ControlBox – Link.
  • RoombaMidi: Roomba MIDI instrument – Link.
  • Wearable motion capture MIDI controller – Link.
  • MIDISpeak: Speak & Spell MIDI Kit – Link.
  • MIDI Control – Primer. Music equipment language isn’t just for audio anymore. MAKE 07 – Page 158.
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