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Photography by Juliana Maschion

HEADGEAR MIDI CONTROL

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Make your own octo-microphone USB/MIDI controller.

By Tristan Shone

Based on my lifelong habit of “beatboxing” melodies and rhythms and essentially songwriting as I walk, drive, or shower, I’ve always wanted to make a device that would take my vocal mush and output exactly what’s in my head, in real time on stage.

Well, I haven’t achieved exactly that yet, but I have created an 8-microphone input device that allows me to trigger or control 8 simultaneous sounds from music sequencing software ...

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