MIDI controllers are input devices intended to work with electronic music production software. Your computer keyboard, for example, can technically be used as a MIDI controller. But most musicians prefer MIDI controllers that replicate the feel of real instruments, or provide efficient access to the tools they use most often in their music. Michael Sobolak, on the other hand, built the MIDI Sound Palette out of components that he already had sitting in his parts bin.
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