Extending Your Gear With 'The Art of MIDI Hacking'
In this video from Youtuber loopop, we explore what’s known as MIDI hacking, the real-time manipulation of MIDI data that helps extend the functionality of musical instruments.
Some of the things he demonstrates in the video, as described in the video’s description:
laying melodies with samples on the Novation Circuit, turning the Korg Electribe 2 into a 3 oscillator synth, adding CC to CV functionality to the Arturia BeatStep Pro – all of those things cannot be done out of the box with those devices.
- 0.00 MIDI what?
- 0.35 Extending A4
- 1:25 Demo
- 2:20 How It Works
- 3:50 BomeBox
- 4:55 Translators
- 7:25 Scripting
- 9:50 Other options
- 10:20 Paraphonic tips
- 12:40 Questions?
On the surface, MIDI can easily be seen as a static input and output between your devices – however, this video proves that there is much more that can be done with MIDI data such that your productions and live performances can be more interesting.