How to build a MIDI controller (in less than 6 minutes)

The controller in question.
The controller in question.

Custom MIDI controllers are all the rage these days, but let's face it: most of us wouldn't know how to go about building one.

If you want a bit of insight, check out the video above, which features Dave Cross of 60 Works Controllers explaining how he went about creating a controller for a parametric EQ.

Obviously, this isn't a long enough clip to give you all the details you'd need to build the controller yourself, but if you do want to give it a go, you can download an instruction manual here.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.