[chuck-users] Retractable string controller for Chuck
dtrueman at Princeton.EDU
Wed Mar 18 12:16:17 EDT 2009
from my earlier post:
On Mar 18, 2009, at 12:00 PM, Robert Poor wrote:
> Well. All this talk of the Ondes Martinot and chainsaws have made
> me reconsider the performance art potential for the Catz / Gametrak
> controller. When I plug it in, the OS X USB device manager knows
> its name, but (not surprisingly) chuck --probe doesn't show it.
> Can anyone offer pointers on what I have to write to make it
> recognized as an HID device under OS X?
> - Rob
> On 18 Mar 2009, at 08:47, Kassen wrote:
>> There is a musical instrument where the pitch can be controlled,
>> as an alternative to using a keyboard, by how much string you pull
>> out -- the Ondes Martinot. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?
>> v=Yy9UBjrUjwo for a very good demonstration. Perhaps this
>> controller could be adapted to such use.
>> Excellent example. Also; the Martinot was notoriously unreliable,
>> needing frequent repairs; in some ways you would be better off
>> with this controller and a decent MIDI keyboard.
>> That, and you could "start" it like it were a chainsaw or
>> lawnmower; that would certainly get rid off the slightly dusty
>> image of the Martinot!
>> Sorry, I can't resist trying to share my enthusiasm for such
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