Leather & snakeskin MIDI controller wearable

Music Wearables
Leather & snakeskin MIDI controller wearable


NYC electronic artist Rucyl Mills hacked an M-Audio USB MIDI controller into the fashionably wearable Elektro-07 music controller –

I built the elektro-07 so I could control the sonic and visual parameters of my live performances without having to look deep into the eye of my laptop, hunched over in computer music stance. I’m still learning how to play it.. Software wise, it runs a maxMSP/Jitter patch smoothly, connected to my laptop by a long usb cable. Major thanks to Luke DuBois. Originally it was named the Chakakhantroller after Chaka Khan… but you wouldn’t believe how many people don’t get the reference.. so I changed it to Elektro-07 after my newly launched label, Elektrocardio. Next version will be wireless, and yes… it’s made of black leather and snakeskin.

Chakakhantroller = best controller name ever. – elektro-07 v.1 [via Create Digital Music]

Fashioning Technology

2 thoughts on “Leather & snakeskin MIDI controller wearable

  1. rtyas says:

    Sorry to call BS on this but it is just an Akai MPD pad that someone slipped into a wearable housing.

    However the person wearing it won’t be able to make it output max velocity due to the flimsy build w/o causing bruises to the skin under the pads.

Comments are closed.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!
Maker Faire Bay Area 2023 - Mare Island, CA

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Buy Tickets today! SAVE 15% and lock-in your preferred date(s).