OK so we put together a short demo video for the MX MIDI guitar. I really hope folks enjoy it. It was difficult to stay motivated while documenting this project and I hope this inspires folks to keep working on their projects and maybe even start new ones. Big shout out to Liz Clark (@BlitzCityDIY) for collaborating on this project with me – This wouldn’t have been possible without her!
Build a guitar hero inspired MIDI controller! Features Cherry MX switches, accelerometer and whammy bar! Features a strumming mode so you can power through chords and notes giving you a playing style unlike typical MIDI controllers. The whammy bar lets you pitch bend making it feel like an electric guitar. Using an accelerometer, you can move the guitar to adjust modulation giving you an expressive playing style.
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