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#74693 - 04/29/03 06:13 AM non keyboard MIDI controllers

i am a trying to do an assignment for my course at uni and im having trouble finding usefull info on non k.board MIDI controllers.i have found some examples but i need some facts and generally as much good info i can u know where i should be looking?? please help me,i dont really know much about this yet. thanks.

#74694 - 04/29/03 07:10 AM Re: non keyboard MIDI controllers
Mainer Offline

Registered: 10/16/02
Posts: 414
Loc: Saco, Me

I can't help you directly but I think if you call Sweetwater Music 800 222 4700 and be right up front about needing a little info for school that they will point you in then right direction.


#74695 - 04/30/03 06:21 AM Re: non keyboard MIDI controllers

thanx but im in sites on web u know of??

#74696 - 04/30/03 09:08 PM Re: non keyboard MIDI controllers
kaboombahchuck Offline

Registered: 07/19/01
Posts: 275
Loc: Arizona USA
Do a seach using midi controllers. There are midi controllers to match just about every musical instrument. I use a wind midi controller (yamaha WX5 ). "Electric" drum kits are midi controlers. Midi sequencers are midi controlers for people who play no instrument what so ever.
and so on......

[This message has been edited by kaboombahchuck (edited 04-30-2003).]

#74697 - 05/01/03 11:12 PM Re: non keyboard MIDI controllers
FAEbGBD Offline

Registered: 03/20/01
Posts: 847
Loc: Nashvville TN
As well as wind and drum controllers, there are guitar controllers, such as the Roland GR units.
Computers are often midi controllers. If you can download a .mid file and play it on your computer, there is some kind of controller in there. Midi can also be used to sync machines together. Example, I can match my Lexicon effects unit bpm to the bpm of a song on my computer so that the echoes and delays and such play in time to my song. I can use midi to change effects midsong etc.

#74698 - 05/02/03 01:52 AM Re: non keyboard MIDI controllers
Nigel Offline

Registered: 06/01/98
Posts: 6366
Loc: Ventura CA USA
Try the Synth Zone MIDI Controller links listing at

That should provide lots of info on non-keyboard controllers.


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