A MIDI controller to impart pitch bend & vibrato using your playing hand
A short demo using the Vibe Bar with Logic’s ES2.
Setting the pitch bend range to 3 semitones lets you accurately bend to any of those intervals using combinations of the left/right & front/back movements.
More Vibe Bar
Another demo using the Vibe Bar with a brassy sound
The Claude Controller
The Claude Controller is a MIDI device able to control over 60 parameters in real time. The ‘wheels’ are arranged like a 3-octave keyboard (with an extra back row). This arrangement means it’s quick & easy to locate particular wheels at a glance independently articulate 5 at once with your left hand fingers.
More Jamming with the Claude Controller
A more ambient piece with real time articulation of LFO’s & envelops
The 3 Ways
Keyboard with Vibe Bar, Filter Pedal & Claude Controller – A method for unlimited expression.
- Right hand plays notes, pitch bend & vibrato (+ octave transpose)
- Foot (or breath pressure) controls brightness
- Claude Controller (57 wheels) articulates all synth parameters as well as those in the effects chain using left hand
Claude’s Marvellous MIDI Music Machine
A show & tell of some acrylic MIDI controllers I’ve built
Astro Gears Claude Controller Vibe Bar Whackatron
Footsy 100 (pedal board) Claudeatron Voxotron