Build your own USB-MIDIMusical Instruments Digital Interface see also →OSC-Interface for Pd[[Pure Data]] a dataflow programming environment

Instructors: Felix Krüger, Felix Pfeifer, Georg Werner

Laptop music performances often lack an interface which is designed for the special needs of the artist. During the workshop the participants are provided with a ready designed printed circuit board. Knobs, Faders, Sensors, LEDs, Motors or Servos can be placed on a custom case housing the circuit board. Via USB cable the interface can be connected to a computer running all major operating systems. It will then be recognized as a standard USB-MIDIMusical Instruments Digital Interface see also →OSC Interface hence no drivers are needed and every program which understands MIDI will work with the interface. All features are easy to configure by mouse clicks.

Its not limited to musical applications but can also be used for VJing with Gem[[Tracking Motion Detection#Gem|Graphics Environment for Multimedia]] an OpenGL extension for →[[Pure Data|Pd]], installations and performances.

All schematics, software and board designs are open source.


Kreativfonds Bauhaus-Univeristät WeimarElectronic Arts Blog für digitale SpielkulturThe Mozilla FoundationAllied Vision TechnologiesReality Jockey Ltd.Freistaat ThüringenBauhaus-Universität WeimarHochschule für Musik Franz Liszt WeimarFraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMTStadt WeimarKlassik Stiftung WeimarNKFaculty of MediaStudio for electro-acoustic MusicKulturTragWerk e.V.Elektronisches Studio der TU BerlinMaschinenraum Hackerspace WeimarParlomar5 e.V.Lab for Electronic Arts and PerformanceRadio Lotte WeimarSponsors and partners of the 4th internationals Pure Data Convention in Weimar 2011

4th international Pure Data Convention 2011 Weimar ~ Berlin