Music controlling gun

Another crazy gadget seen at NEXT today. It´s by Christopher Bauder whose music with ladders performance amazed me a few months ago at dorkbot Berlin.


The midiGun is a handheld midi controller. This gunshaped interface was especially designed to remotely control realtime music softwares like Ableton LIVE, Traktor DJ or others.

As Bauder explained the gun interface “has proven its efficiency in many situations.” Its shape is handy and its knobs, buttons and sensors are easy to manipulate.

The user can trigger and control sounds and effects on a PC without watching a monitor or using a mouse and keyboard. The controllers and sensors can be individually customized to fit the connected software or to serve special user preferences. The “midiGun” offers 16 different controllers which can be cascaded in 16 switchable sets. So there are 256 independent sound and effects controls at the reach of your fingertips. Additional lighting effects and a visible distance measuring laserbeam guarantee for the attention of the audience. The “midigun” is based on the Doepfer “Pocket Electronics”.

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