The Chemical Brothers MIDI Setup #MusicMonday

Maybe you didn’t have that friend who discovered the music videos of Michel Gondry, and who watched them one by one until they came to the video for The Chemical Brothers’ Star Guitar. And maybe, for far too long, they thought the video might be the view from a real train ride in a real place. But maybe then they weren’t so sure. And maybe then they stopped caring, and fell in love with the music all over again. Maybe that very same friend got very into music, MIDI, and would totally be into this article on the MIDI setup for The Chemical Brothers from Sonic State:

“It’s a very spontaneous thing that they do live,” Matt explains. “It’s like an instrument almost, the Mackie. They throw faders up, unmute stuff — they know where everything is exactly. Some of the filters in the racks are fed off direct outs, so if one of them thinks, ‘That Electrix filter would be great across that synth,’ he can just grab the direct out jack, put it in the direct out of the synth that he wants to get at, then he’s away in the rack twiddling the filter. They’ve got so used to that interface in front of them that it’s almost second nature. They can have an idea and put it into practice in an instant.”

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And for your own DIY MIDI explorations, here’s an article on MIDI for Makers from the Adafruit Learning System, using our Adafruit MIDI FeatherWing Kit, our Adafruit Feather RP2040, Adafruit CLUE Express with Bluetooth LE, and more!

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