6 MIDI foot pedal, expression pedal, or contact microphone inputs for your music software with a simple USB connectionDesigned by Knick Knack Sound, Ships from United States of America
What is it? Have you ever needed multiple MIDI foot pedals or expression pedals to control Logic, Ableton, PD, Max/MSP, or basically anything that that talks MIDI? If so, the PhIn6 might be for you...Read More…
What is it?
Have you ever needed multiple MIDI foot pedals or expression pedals to control Logic, Ableton, PD, Max/MSP, or basically anything that that talks MIDI? If so, the PhIn6 might be for you. The PhIn6 features 6 1/4" inputs perfect for MIDI foot pedals or other digital or analog controllers. You can even use contact microphones (as sensors, not as audio rate microphones)— perfect for triggering MIDI drums or envelope tracking.
The Phin6 MIDI Controller is powered by the Arduino-compatible microcontroller Teensy. Everything is MIDI over USB so no need for MIDI cables.
For those comfortable with basic Arduino programming, who might even have a Teensy of their own laying around and enjoy a little soldering, get the kit! It's cheap and easy to get going. For those who want a fully assembled and preprogrammed product ready to go out of the box, we got that too.
On the bottom of the board you will find a dip switch for connecting contact microphones.
How do I use it?
If you got the preassembled version, plug in your controller (MIDI foot pedal, knob, or expression pedal), open your MIDI capable software, and start playing. If you got the kit you have some assembly and programming to do.
If you want to use the PhIn6 with contact microphones instead of foot pedals or knobs you will need to turn the dip switches on the bottom of the unit to the ON position.
Why did you make it?
Building my own live performance patches in PD or Max/MSP, I often had a need for a bunch of foot pedals or other knobs and sliders. Commercial products just couldn't do what I needed so I developed a simple board (really it's just a shield) that is small, light, cheap, highly customizable, and easy to setup in a performance situation.
Examples of homemade thingies that connect to the PhIn6: ⁃ Fader ⁃ Knob ⁃ Button ⁃ Contact microphone ⁃ Flex sensor ⁃ Pressure sensor
Examples of commercial products that connect to the PhIn6 ⁃ Foot pedals ⁃ Expression pedals ⁃ Contact microphones
I also often use contact microphones to trigger samples or audio events. The Phin6 does that over MIDI making it much more flexible and convenient to use with a large variety of music applications.
What makes it special?
The PhIn6 is a small, light, low-cost, highly customizable MIDI over USB device that can handle up to 6 foot pedals, expression pedals, or contact microphones as inputs.
What does the kit come with?
What sort of things can I use this for?
Customizable MIDI controllers
Describe the product dimensions.
Is there anything required for this product to work that does not come included?
This product does not include any controllers (foot pedals, knobs, faders, contact mics, etc).
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Knick Knack sound is stuff that Bryan Jacobs makes. These projects normally come about as things needed to create musical compositions or sound art installations. I thought other people might be able to do cool things with them so here they are.