K-Mix API, Part 2 – Controlling K-Mix with Leap Motion and the Web MIDI API

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If you’ve ever fantasized about mixing with your hands similar to how you control a Theremin or in the movie Minority Report, your dreams are now closer to reality! With the latest K-Mix update, which enables sending MIDI message to fully control K-Mix, combined with the the K-Mix API and the incredible Leap Motion controller,… Read more »

Manipulating MIDI with Pure Data

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Working in technical support for KMI, I am often confronted with requests for functionality from some of our devices that we didn’t include for one reason or another. There’s a variety of tools that you can use for this task, such as Max, Bome’s MIDI translator or Pure Data. All of these software environments can… Read more »

Making Music in the Browser: Web Audio/MIDI – Amplitude Modulation

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Amplitude Modulation is a simple concept that can yield harmonically rich and bizarre timbres not easily achieved via other methods. In this article we’ll expand on the topics introduced in Simple Synthesis – Amplitude Modulation and play around with the concepts behind AM Synthesis. Modulation sources do not need to be low-frequency oscillators or envelope… Read more »

Sequencing the SEM: MIDI to CV Conversion

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The best way to unlock the hidden potential of any semi-modular synthesizer is by sequencing. This post will describe the necessary steps to use the QuNexus as a MIDI-to-CV converter along with Ableton Live to control the legendary Oberheim Synthesizer Expander Module.

Experimenting with MIDI CCs

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KMI products like SoftStep and QuNeo are handy controllers for music creation and more, but how do they work? They use a data protocol called MIDI to send event information such as note events and parameter changes. It’s important to understand that MIDI does not create sound. Instead, it streams a list of instructions that… Read more »

Instrument Compatibility Matrix

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KMI Controllers MPE Hardware MPE Eurorack PolyAT Hardware MPE Software Most MIDI 1.0 controllers are limited to note on/off, velocity, and three global expressions – pitch bend, modulation wheel, and aftertouch. Some advanced controllers have used polyphonic aftertouch to provide one additional dimension of per-note expression. MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) is a recent update to… Read more »