Successes with BI1 Brainterface MIDI output?

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Successes with BI1 Brainterface MIDI output?

Post by chiavere » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:33 pm

Hi Folks,

I've been having a great time working with the BI1 Brainterface the past year or so, and am actually doing some concerts beginning next week of a new piece I made for live biofeedback electronics (brain and muscle sensor data drives the synth) and saxophone - fun, wild stuff!

That said, I've not had any luck with the MIDI output on the Brainterface, sent into a Mutable Instruments Yarns. :help:

Now, the truth of the matter is that I haven't yet put a lot of time into this, as I'm not using MIDI for this current piece, but has anyone else successfully used the MIDI out from the BI1, and if so, what settings did you use on the BI1 MIDI settings, and what MIDI>CV convertor/module have you used that worked?

Many thanks!

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Post by soundmachines » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:12 am

Hi there.
BI1 MIDI functionalities are limited to sending out control change messages.
You cannot generate notes (note on - note off messages), so you need something that can receive the CC# messages.
I am not sure that YARNS could transform CC# messages into CV.
BUT, why doing this anyway??? The MIDI stuff was included to drive something on a PC or on another Synth that does not have CV inputs..
Let me know what are your needs, maybe we can work something out!
we play synthesizers !

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Post by KingVidiot » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:26 pm

Based on the user manual, you are going to add a brainwave to note possibility in a future update. Any idea when?

I read a book in college that showed a system to do this with analog synthesizers. It was pretty cool, even though it can be way out of control.

Surely you guys can release something like that in a firmware update, even if it's messy... messy and stochastic can be fun especially in modulars.

From the BI manual:

"In next firmware versions the BI1brainterface will be also able to generate NOTE ON/OFF messages based on scales, patterns and tempo...

We are still working on this feature!"

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