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Bananamophone World Premiere @ CCRMA

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Published on Jun 3, 2012

From the Electromadness Concert at CCRMA. June 2, 2012.

Beau Silver, bananamophone
Nick Bryan, clarinet

The bananamophone is built using the MaKey MaKey invention kit. See makeymakey.com for more details or the Kickstarter project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/j...

Beau Silver writes:

"For those of you interested in how I hooked up Makey Makey to MIDI, I thought I would give you a few different ways. It's all about hooking up keyboard presses to MIDI, and then having Makey Makey trigger keyboard presses. Here are a few examples:

1. Easiest - Most audio software programs like Reason, Logic, Garage Band, etc. have a 'keyboard' mode, where your computer keyboard can trigger MIDI notes.

2. Moderate - download a special keyboard-to-midi software like midi keys (for the mac) located here:
http://midikeys.en.softonic.com/mac
There are many other programs that do this easily as well.

3. Expert - write your own code that makes keyboard presses trigger MIDI notes! Eric Rosenbaum hacked this one together at Maker Fair in a language called 'processing'. He shared it with me, and it can be found here:
https://ccrma.stanford.edu/~beau/bana...
I hooked this up to a vibraphone in Reason."

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