midi

Technology

This Ring That Controls Sound Will Impress Your Nerd-Ass Friends

Will the Icelandic invention revolutionize music technology, or just turn your shitty friend into the Iron Man of DJs?
Alfred Maddox
3.30.18
good things

MIDI Is the Fucking Greatest

Fight me.
Jordan Pearson
3.17.17
Ρετρό

How Do These MIDI Drawings Even Work?

Sounds from a simpler time.
Samantha Cole
3.14.17
short circuit

The Next Trick for IBM's Watson? Composing Music

I, for one, welcome our new robot songwriter overlords.
David Bixenspan
6.24.16
Design

This Light Installation Lets You Play a Building Like an Instrument

A playable organ installation lights up a massive facade in Reykjavik.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.14.16
thump news

​This Terrifying MIDI Version of "All I Want For Christmas" Will Keep You Awake at Night

This is what happens when Mariah Carey meets a MIDI converter in your worst nightmare.
Max Pearl
12.18.15
Music

The Strange Acoustic Phenomenon Behind These Wacked-Out Versions of Pop Songs

Why the brain perceives the "auditory illusions" created when converting an mp3 to a MIDI and back.
Jason Koebler
12.18.15
Music

This Mellotron Made of Hacked Cassette Players Sounds Totally Wild

Frankly, it's the fucking coolest.
Jordan Pearson
8.21.15
Music

A Physicist Is Crafting MIDI Controllers Out of Paper

Using conductive ink and capacitive touch, singer Cornelia and scientist Kate Stone can effectively turn any surface into a MIDI controller.
Kevin Holmes
6.15.15
Design

Wave Your Hands to Play This Tiny Keyboard

'Keys' melds a MIDI keyboard with motion sensors to create a new kind of instrument.
Beckett Mufson
3.5.15
Words

Meet the Guy the Pros Visit to Level up Their Tech

Everyone from Carl Cox to Paris Hilton has Mike Henderson on speed-dial.
Connie Chan
11.24.14
Music

Smells Like 8-Bit: Your Favorite Grunge Just Went Chiptune

In "8-Bit Grunge," Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam go 8-bit. This is like Rock Band in the arcade age.
Zach Sokol
7.30.14
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