MIDI_CAN


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May, 2020. Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University.
Metal can, Arduino, copper, rotary encoder, Node.js, MIDI.

Collaboration with Jake Sherwood.

MIDI_CAN is a networked, multi-mode, instrument/MIDI controller. It can be played by itself or collaboratively over the internet.

The device sends MIDI signals to your DAW of choice. A locally hosted Node server also broadcasts and listens for incoming MIDI commands over the internet, via UDP. Network configuration can be done on a website, hosted on the local server.

Customizable modes and channel setup allow us to tailor to the device to our own preferences. Modes include: explore, channel select, chords, scales, sample glitching/volume adjustment, and broadcasting.

Four dedicated capacitive buttons can be combined with 4 capacitive slide inputs to create unique and interesting sounds.