Alesis Airfx hacks?


    Apr 27 2006 | 6:26 am
    Hi there,
    So, I really love teh concept of the Alesis airfx device, though I think
    they really missed a prime opportunity to
    produce a classic midi instrument, by not implementing midi into it.
    Even the new Photon X controller, from all I can tell, only effects audio,
    and isnt midi compatible.
    Does anyone know of a hack, of a similar device, that HAS midi output? Im
    not talking Radio Baton, thats a bit clunky
    for what Im looking for...plus, I really like the Flight of the Navigator
    feel of the Airfx.
    Anybody?
    Thanks,
    Computo

    • Apr 27 2006 | 7:56 am
      Maybe not quite the same, but the Paia Theremax makes
      a good affordable hands-off controller.
      It has CV outputs from the pitch & volume aerials and
      a velocity driven gate output, so with a little
      imagination, you can hook one up to a CV/Midi
      convertor, and away you go.
      The downside is that, like all Theremins, it's pretty
      sensitive and can be tricky to set up. And, of course,
      like all Paia products, you've got to build it
      yourself, so you'll need to be handy with a soldering
      iron, but having said that, the quality of their kits
      and documentation are very good,
      cheers
      Roger
    • Apr 27 2006 | 8:09 am
    • Apr 27 2006 | 9:30 am
      Hey man,
      Quote: iamcomputo@gmail.com wrote on Thu, 27 April 2006 08:26
      ----------------------------------------------------
      > Hi there,
      >
      > So, I really love teh concept of the Alesis airfx device, though I think
      > they really missed a prime opportunity to
      > produce a classic midi instrument, by not implementing midi into it.
      Yeah, I feel exactly the same.
      > Does anyone know of a hack, of a similar device, that HAS midi output? Im
      > not talking Radio Baton, thats a bit clunky
      > for what Im looking for...plus, I really like the Flight of the Navigator
      > feel of the Airfx.
      >
      > Anybody?
      >
      > Thanks,
      > Computo
      Well the airfx is basically three IR proximity sensors in a