What would your dream midi controller be?

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What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by GV1 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:39 pm

Think crazy here, if you could have a midi controller to control your custom Ensemble, MSP patch, or even just your daw or VSTs what would you want your midi controller to do?

There are a number of various electronic components, such a potentiometers and light sensitive LEDs, body contacts etc. But, think outside the box. Think crazy.

I'm asking, because I've got an Ardino card and I've written an midi interface and controller for it. All that's left for me to do now is get creative with the components.

I seen the midi fighter boxes, but those are pretty basic really. A primitive controller. No idea why people got skitz over them and pay the silly $$ for something so basic.

I'll put up a tutorial video of how to create a midi interface with the Ardino and release the code once I've done it first. I just want to do something outside the box here.
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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by AxeD » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:46 pm

The full lay-out of my DAW as a controller.
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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by GV1 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:58 pm

AxeD wrote:The full lay-out of my DAW as a controller.
I'd use the Lemur or TouchOCS to do something like that.
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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by benjam » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:07 pm

Akai FLPC (?) :)

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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by GV1 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:11 pm

benjaminC wrote:Akai FLPC (?) :)
What's that?
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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by mikeyp » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:14 pm

a helmet that could sense what i'm playing in my head and then put it into my daw

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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by benjam » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:15 pm

GV1 wrote:
benjaminC wrote:Akai FLPC (?) :)
What's that?
Clues in the name ;-)

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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by subsynth » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:19 pm

at least:
20 sliders / faders
32 knobs with push button option
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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by GV1 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:38 pm

mikeyp wrote:a helmet that could sense what i'm playing in my head and then put it into my daw
Jokes aside, this will be possible in years to come.
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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by das_raunchy » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:40 pm

mikeyp wrote:a helmet that could sense what i'm playing in my head and then put it into my daw
haha brilliant! :Q:

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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by mikeyp » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:25 pm

GV1 wrote:
mikeyp wrote:a helmet that could sense what i'm playing in my head and then put it into my daw
Jokes aside, this will be possible in years to come.
I wonder how many it will be

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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by amphibian » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:46 pm

a woman.
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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by Collyer » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:44 am

amphibian wrote:a woman.
Yeah, they're good at controlling.

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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by deadly_habit » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:47 am


tim exile's setup

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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by Collyer » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:48 am

One that could be used live as a DJ controller but also had a midi keyboard and sampler built into it, so you could incorporate live performance into your sets easier. a trackerpad mouse like laptops have would be sick as well

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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by AxeD » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:49 am

GV1 wrote:
AxeD wrote:The full lay-out of my DAW as a controller.
I'd use the Lemur or TouchOCS to do something like that.
Hehe I figured :)
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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by IC0N » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:05 pm

ICON D-Control ES with Maschine and a Virus TI Polar built-in.

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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by Mehlovich » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:21 pm

An MPC5000, a Moog Little Phatty, an 808 and a Neve mixing desk combined with monitors, Ableton and NI komplete.

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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by -[2]DAY_- » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:55 pm

hahaha that's visionary ...

I want 88 fully weighted keys, 16 pads, and the only other thing i want is play/stop/record/jog controls.
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Re: What would your dream midi controller be?

Post by kikaida » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:48 pm

some kind of nearfield technology to control notes like a threremin. and then a touch screen to adjust technical paramerters

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