The Pocket Piano remains one of my favorite boutique creations – a devilishly simple, irresistibly fun musical instrument. And now, in addition to other subtle tweaks it has received, it gets MIDI – see video above. We got to spend time with the Pocket Piano at CDM’s Handmade Music Lounge at Solid Sound Festival, presented by Moog Music; video from that coming soon, to remind us of the warmth of summer as we slip into fall.

What does MIDI mean for the Pocket Piano?

  • Send MIDI (controller): key presses as note messages
  • Receive MIDI (sound module) all 88 notes of a grand piano, taking you beyond the previous 16-key range
  • MIDI clock receive: sync the Pocket Piano arpeggiators with external gear
  • MIDI clock send: send clock to other devices, and chain together Pocket Pianos

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