Smallest MIDI keyboard ever? MidiCard fits on a business card

Alana Balagot whipped this one up and – it’s a gem. The challenge: fit a completely functional MIDI keyboard onto a board the size of a credit or business card, and let it work with anything (USB-C, class compliant). The result: MidiCard.

C4NDY KeyVLM, a USB keyboard that connects to a vinyl turntable for mixing

Make your transition into this: it’s the intersection of a love of custom DIY USB keyboards, computers and mobile devices, turntables, and vinyl mixing. Yamamoto Shunichi shares their creation, C4NDY KeyVLM, an ortholinear-layout keyboard for combining mobile digital and vinyl sets.

Peter Kirn - December 30, 2023

Keysette is a micro piano to cassette instrument – and limited edition faux vintage

It’s the musical invention that “should not exist, but does.” Keysette is an unholy combination of the 80s and 90s worst cheap synth technology with the worst cassette adapter technology and – is kind of impossible not to love.

Peter Kirn - June 21, 2023

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