First Annual MIDI Innovation Awards Honors The Top 10 Entries

Entire awards ceremony is now posted on YouTube London, England – On January 21, the MIDI Association, Music Hackspace, and NAMM held the first MIDI Innovation Awards online. The event showcased the Top 10 entries, as innovators from nine countries competed for a share of $20,000 worth of prizes in a fast-paced, livestreamed show, which also featured live and recorded performances. The show’s climax was announcing the three Grand Prize winners as decided by an... Read More

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Voting is now open to the public for the MIDI Innovation Awards

14th January 2021 For immediate release Voting is now open to the public for the MIDI Innovation Awards Everyone is invited to attend the livestream awards show, held on January 21 during NAMM’s “Believe in Music” week  London, England – Music Hackspace, the MIDI Association, and NAMM have now closed the entries to the first MIDI Innovation Awards. The difficult process of selecting 10 finalists from 78 amazing entries – including hardware,... Read More

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The Music Hackspace has a new home!

Our residency at Somerset House ended in 2019, and we’ve found a new home at Goldsmiths University. I (JB Thiebaut) am now a research fellow in the computing department, where I will collaborate with academics and students to continue to organise seminars, workshops and artist-engineers collaborations. Long time collaborators of the Music Hackspace, Tadeo Sendon and Susanna Garcia, are now focusing on their respective practices. I am thankful for their outstanding... Read More

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The OWL: a programmable guitar pedal

A team of Hackspace and Music Hackspace members are currently working on a programmable guitar effects pedal called the OWL. OWL stands for Open Ware Laboratory, which refers to the fact that the entire project is open-source in both hardware and software – all code and documents relating to the project will be freely available under the Gnu GPL license. The OWL is based around an ARM Cortex M4 chip, and can be programmed using a specially developed software framework.... Read More

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