THE [ CAKE ] IS AN EXPERIMENTAL MIDI CONTROLLER BUILT IN 2012-2013 IN BUDAPEST BY BALINT BENKOE, STUNENT OF MOHOLY-NAGY UNIVERSITY OF ART & DESIGN CO-OPERATING WITH HIS FRIENDS.

IT WAS A MEDIA DESIGN BA DEGREE PROJECT.

THE MAIN CONCEPT WAS, TO BUILD A NEW MUSICAL INSTRUMENT. BASICALLY EVERY MIDI CONTROLLER IS AN INSTRUMENT, SO WE DECIDED TO BUILD ONE.

OUR INSPIRATION WAS A BUNCH OF GRASS GROWING IN A CUBE SHAPED POT. BALINT USED TO DO EXPERIMENTS WITH JOYSTICK THAT TIME, SO IT WAS QUITE EVIDENT TO USE THOSE AS ANALOG POTMETERS.

THE REST OF THE MATRIX-SHAPED STICKS IS JUST FOR THE FEELING, TO GET THE FEEL OF SWIPING, LIKE GRASS IN A POT.

THE MAIN PROGRAM IS RUNNING ON A SMALL ARDUINO DUEMILANOVE BUILT IN THE CONTROLLER. THE SOFTWARE WE USED IS CALLED PUREDATA-EXTENDED, WHICH TRANSFORMS THE ANALOG SIGNALS FROM THE ARDUINO AND MAKES THEM TO SEND MIDI SIGNALS TO ANY AUDIO SOFTWARE.

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COLLABORATING WITH

Marton BOGNAR

Mate LOVAS

Agoston NAGY

Jozsef TASNADI

THANKS TO

SEM - Schönherz Elektronikai Műhely


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Organic Experimental MiDI Controller

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