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Man turns Stylophone into MIDI controller

If the creation of a Stylophone iPhone app wasn't sacrilege enough for retro purists, noise experimentalist Jason has turned his 'mini organ' into a MIDI controller. Soldering iron, Miduino, Reason, etc…

"The technicals... Soldered wires to Stylophone PCB to use its keypad / resistor ladder… put 5V across it and read voltage at stylus by analog input pin on Arduino clone (Miduino). Found out input value for each note and sent out MIDI note on/off messages thru serial connection when notes are detected. Simple. Used Propellerhead's Reason to make the sounds," hotchk155.

(Via: Wire To The Ear)

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).