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May 16, 2016 AT 7:00 am

Decked Out MIDI Guitar Powered by Arduino Mega #musicmonday #arduinomonday

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It wasn’t enough to have a double-necked guitar so you can switch between a 6-string guitar and a bass. Nick Demopoulos wanted a MIDI controller and a synthesizer and blinky lights. Fantastic. via nickdemopoulos.com

The SMOMID is a unique interface/musical instrument created by Nick Demopoulos. SMOMID is an acronym for “String Modeling Midi Device.” SMOMID hardware resembles a touch-sensitive guitar or bass. Its software allows the performer to control numerous aspects of a performance, including the playing of melodies and harmonies, the direction and pattern of a melody, controlling beats and bass lines, triggering samples, manipulating audio files, and more.

All aspects of a performance can be controlled from the grid on the fret board and the buttons on the instrument body. In addition to emitting sound, SMOMID also emits light that is rhythmically in sync with the music the instrument is then creating.

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