Wind Chime Controller for MIDI

Part of the requirements for the Masters of Science in Music Technology

This project focused on the development of a MIDI data controller system designed to interface with wind chimes.  Each individual chime sent vibration data to a small micro-controller using the Arduino micro-controller attached to the top base of wind chimes. This vibration data was sent to a computer using a custom Max/MSP software patch which was programmed to use the vibration data in a myriad of ways as determined by the user.

 

Audio Files of the chimes being used to generate MIDI Data are here.

Video Files of the chimes are found on YouTube here.