October 7, 2013
I've been making music using several different adaptive technologies. My main instrument is a toy kazoo synthesizer from the 90's called The Saxxy. I convert my Saxxy playing into "Virtual Control Voltage" within Propellerhead's Reason to control their synths in realtime. This works really well, but I'm also interested in Pitch to Midi conversion as well. I am currently working with a Max Msp programer to create the first Audio to Open Sound Control converter which can send pitch and amplitude data to control synths.
It has freed me from a lifelong inability to make music, for which I am eternally grateful.
I'm a disabled musician living in Berkeley and studying at Goddard College, where I'm researching adaptive technologies to create new instruments and music.